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West Indian gherkin cucumbers (or “pepino de las Antillas” in Spanish) grown at Mestiza de Indias in San Pedro Chenchelá, Yucatán, Mexico on April 27, 2023. Mestizas de Indias is a 544-acre regenerative farm located in the middle of the Yucatán jungle and founded by Spaniard Gonzalo Samaranch Granados in 2015. This agriculture project preserves Indigenous farming traditions and heirloom crops that are native to the region, while aiming to combat the harmful effects of Mexico’s agrochemical industry. It also offers the local Mayan community access to healthy food and much-needed jobs. Photograph by Bénédicte Desrus