Meet our Staff
Nogales Mercado Coordinator
Natalie Ainza joined the Mariposa Community Health Center as the Nogales Mercado Coordinator in December 2015. Natalie comes to us with 4 1/2 years of experience in the K-12 Foodservice Health and Nutrition area. She began her love of cooking when she was only a freshmen in high school. At the age of 21, she was relocated to Lubbock, TX as Director of Dining Services and later moved back to AZ to continue her education in Hospitality Restaurant Management at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.
Nogales Mercado Co-Manager
Santos Yescas, Co-Manager of the Nogales Mercado Farmer's Market, has been a part of Nogales Community Development since February 2008. Santos is currently working as a Program Manager and oversees the organization financials, business training for entrepreneurs, small business loan program and AARP tax site. He has over 12 years of management experience in retail and working with non-profit organizations. Santos has a business administration degree from Instituto Tecnologico de Nogales and collaborates with several organization boards. Visit Santos every Friday at the Market. He is always happy to answer any questions you might have.
Bio coming soon....
Part of Comer Bien
This new initiative promotes seasonal produce consumption to reduce diabetes
and other health issues.
Sponsored by Ta-De Produce Distributing
Ta-De Produce Distributing is a third-generation, family-run produce distributor founded by Carlos Bennen in the 1950s. The company, named 2015 Pillar of the Industry by the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, is known for its green beans, and also distributes bells, sweet mini and specialty peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, tomatoes and Asian greens. For more information visit http://tadeproduce.com
Location & Parking
Nogales Mercado Farmers' Market is located in the parking lot at the corner of Morley Ave and Court St in Downtown Nogales.
Parking is available (FREE) at the Morley and Court street parking lot that the Mercado is located in. Also, street parking is available.
Nogales Mercado Farmers' Market is a growing market. We have consistent vendors week after week, and we are always open to new vendors.
Artisan & Speciality Goods
Become A Vendor
Interested in becoming a vendor? Then you've come to the right place!
Please email or call email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, (520) 397-9219 or (520) 375-6050 ext. 1302. Please be sure to include details and what you would like to sell. All goods must be approved by Nogales Mercado management before selling to the public. Upon approval to sell, vendor(s) will be asked to sign and follow the Vendor Agreement.
Interested in selling, but don't have enough to sell for a whole table or are you unable to be present at the Nogales Mercado? Well, fear not! La Mesa Cooperativa consignment program is perfect for you. The La Mesa Cooperativa table is designed for backyard growers and farmers that are either unable to be present at the Nogales Mercado, or only have a small amount of surplus goods to sell. For more information please email email@example.com
La Mesa Cooperativa Consignment Program
Our grower’s consignment table is our effort to present Arizona naturally grown vegetables and food products to our Santa Cruz County community to enjoy.
With a minimum amount of paper work, all farms or home gardeners are invited to provide their products. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more info.
In all cases, we are pleased to pay all growers 80% of fair market prices for your products as our community service effort.
Just send a brief note to firstname.lastname@example.org We’ll arrange an appointment to get you started.
AZFMNP Approved Grower
The La Mesa Cooperativa is also approved to accept payments to holders of SNAP cards, FMNP checks and WIC vouchers to lend a hand to our underprivileged friends.
With a bit more training and paperwork, we can help qualify growers to become a USDA Approved FMNP grower. Ask us how anytime.
The Means to Reach Us
In this ever connected world - there are many ways of reaching the management team of the Nogales Mercado. We encourage you to connect with us in whichever way works best for you. Also, don't forget to sign up for our weekly email newsletter and follow us on Facebook for updates!
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