Hispanic Heritage Month
This Hispanic Heritage Month we’re celebrating a few of many Hispanic-owned brands that not only create delicious products but products with a story behind them.
Tortillas Con Madre
Tortillas Con Madre’s roots trace back to the grandmother and mother of founder and owner, Lupita Nava. She began Tortillas Con Madre as a small operation with her husband and son in her garage. Now, local Tortillas Con Madre’s tortillas are loved by many Washington families and the tortillas are used in the Co-op deli. Their tortillas are non-GMO, certified organic, and use wheat flour while paying homage to the traditions of Mexico.
When the owner of Salsa Queen completed her path to US citizenship she legally changed her name to Salsa Queen Zapata! She loved her business THAT much!
Salsa Queen grew up in Mexico until the age of 17 when her family immigrated to the US. She is a single mother of seven, and the whole family has been involved in developing the salsa recipes we know and love. Salsa Queen salsas are an employee and shopper favorite at the Co-op! Browse their flavors in our stores or online shop.
Gabriel De Santino founded Gabriel Cosmetics in 1992, drawing on childhood experiences of homeopathic skincare and cosmetics practices. Gabriel Cosmetics is an LGBTQ+ and Latin-owned natural beauty brand that began as a botanical skincare company. They focus on naturally-sourced ingredients and natural skin solutions.
Husband and wife, Todd and Sherry, founded Tucson Tamale in 2008 inspired by family recipes. Sherry’s mom, Celia, passed down the family tamale recipe and tamalada (tamale-making party) tradition. Each tamale is rolled by hand and wrapped in a traditional corn husk. Not only do they have traditional varieties such as green chile pork, but we also carry their breakfast sausage tamales.
Veronica Garza, president of Siete Family Foods, founded this brand with her family members when they helped her overcome a series of major health challenges. They began by learning the ways food can heal, inspiring their gluten-free recipes for traditional tortillas. Siete is on a mission to provide traditional Mexican-American food to everyone, regardless of their dietary restrictions.
Pete Maldonado and Rashid Ali started Chomps when they were searching for high-protein, on-the-go snacks. Chomps is a small, family-owned business with a focus on clear nutritional information and flavorful recipes. They are selective with the farmers they work with, prioritizing the well-being of the land and animals, to create their Chomps meat sticks. Pete and Rashid seek to eliminate the guessing game when snack shopping for your active lifestyle.
We hope you’ll join us in highlighting Hispanic-owned businesses for Hispanic Heritage Month by adding a few of these items to your cart this month.