At age 17, Sergio Marquez left his hometown in the Mexican state of Michoacán and traveled to the small U.S. town of Wapato, amid the fertile farmlands of Washington's Yakima Valley. Even in Mexico, he had heard about the valley's famed apple trees — and the work that could be found picking, pruning,... More >>>
photos by Peter Mumford
Sergio Marquez, an apple grower in Wapato, Washington, came to the United States as an illegal immigrant. Now, his farm is clearing big-time profits.