Transforming New York land to fit Mexican need

September 29, 2008

Agustín Juárez of New York’s Staten Island has brought Mexican produce to the United States.

For generations, immigrants from around the globe have turned little corners of New York into an approximation of the countries they left behind. Since 2001, Mr. Juárez has been following in their footsteps. He is maintaining the traditions of the small farming town in southern Mexico where he grew up, and providing an anchor to home for some of the city’s quarter-million Mexican immigrants.