Cookbook for Protestors, 1970s

Salad for Boycotters features recipes for lettuce-free salads. This booklet with image of salad bowl with the United Farm Workers eagle was produced to support the boycott of non–union iceberg lettuce. Inside, suggestions include what other types of lettuce and greens to use in meal preparations, nutritional information, how to grow organic, foraging info, and wage info. This booklet was prepared in cooperation between the United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Missouri and the U.F.W.
The United Farm Workers lobbied to raise wages, improve working conditions, and compensation after some fields became mechanized. Through well publicized strikes and boycotts the U.F.W. helped change the face of agriculture labor unions, change consumers thinking, and increase moral awareness.
Object Name
date made
ca 1971
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 8 1/2 in x 7 in; 21.59 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Food Culture
Food Processing
Labor Unions
labor issues
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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