Gunter says the event was a great opportunity to shine the light on farming. “I think the most important thing is we have agriculture here. We have some of the greatest farmers and vintners right here in the Salinas Valley,” Gunter says. “This event opens up the eyes of the world to what we are doing and how we feed the world. Now we are adding technology which is going to make our farmers smarter and able to produce more because we can’t produce more land. These folks stepped right up and they use less water. These farmers are good caretakers of the land and sometimes that gets forgotten. Our folks here are shipping all over the world. They grow every type of good vegetable there is, safely.”
He says the farmers are a great part of the community and he knows if he hears of a family in trouble, he can call one of his produce farmers, and they will spread the word until that family is cared for.