The New York Times is producing a new web series of short documentaries called Taste Makers. In the series, the Times hopes to the explore "challenges facing young people in America who aspire to careers as chefs, farmers and food-industry entrepreneurs." One of the first episodes focuses on Eduardo Rivera, a Mexican-born farmer living in Minnesota, striving to make organic vegetables accessible to the Latino community.
"A lot of people are skeptical about organic," Rivera says in the short film. "It's very expensive, and it's out of some people's reach." Rivera goes on to explain how he knows he can't "change the world," but he aims to improve the lives of Latinos by making their diets healthier. But as the film shows, it isn't easy.
"One of my ultimate goals is to provide that Latino community with local, organic foods," Rivera says.
Watch the film above, and see more episodes of Taste Makers right here.