Once again, her philosophy is completely flawed. Farmers grow crops based on what sells. We've always had apples, cauliflower, corn, green beans, lettuce, oranges, soy beans, etc., because the market dictates it. Most farmers can't afford to grow diverse/unique crops because they wouldn't sell enough to stay in business. This is where local sourcing comes into play. Small farms can provide what is needed in various communities that have a high amount of minorities.
The other crazy thing about what she was saying when she was talking about other crops to grow for minority communities, is that some of them can't be grown here. We don't have the climate for certain produce, instead we've outsourced it as part of our trade deals with other countries.
What these liberals are saying about produce like cauliflower being racist, is outrageous. I hope they don't have a base that could be fired up over such ridiculous claims. One thing I'm sure of, is that the crazy statements being made by liberals such as AOC, will serve to fire up the Republican base like never before come the 2020 elections.