Local Spotlight: Pop-Up Mercados

Pop-up mercados create space for small businesses in Stockton, California

Mercado Latinx 209 and Mercado Vida are providing space for Latinx small businesses to thrive in the Central Valley. The twist is in the pop-up! The mercados are at different locations and could be once a month or once a quarter. For Mercado Latinx 209, “The market’s mission is to support and provide a space for Latino artists, designers, creators, crafters and chefs to showcase their talents,” reported by Almendra Carpizo of The Record. This atmosphere leverages each other’s networks. If you’ve gone to support your favorite business you’ve likely stayed to see what else there is to buy.

Mercado Latinx 209 #MLX209 is holding their last mercado of the year on Sunday, Sept 22, 2019. Don’t miss it! Who’s ready to Christmas shop early? I know some of you are #earlybirds! #holidayshopping #howshedoesit https://www.facebook.com/events/2679180692104752/

Mercado Latinx 209 on June 30, 2019 at The Sycamore in Stockton, CA

Seelene Succulents hand makes Frida planters with arranged succulents which are perfect for home or office.
Unique, thoughtful art is all around. The Deported Artist’ work is on display thanks to his family. Through the sales he is able to support himself after deportation to Mexico.
Don’t neglect your sweet tooth! You’ll find delicious food and sweets at pop-up mercados. Postrique brings her famous concha cookies (because isn’t that the best part of the concha away?!) to the Central Valley.

Mercado Vida on June 15, 2019 at the Mexican Heritage Center in Stockton, California.

You’ll find a variety of vendors selling items traditional to modern styles of clothing, art, jewelry, housewares, y mas!
Amor Kumbacha had quite a line! Their kumbacha is made locally in Stockton, CA with flavors Latinx love!

Support local Latinx businesses in a fun way

What are some of the special items you look for when you shop at a pop-up? With the holidays coming up, are you searching for a specific gift? You’ll have fun searching!

  • Mercado Vida Sept 21, 2019 11AM – 4PM Urbano 1016 H St. Modesto, CA
  • Mercado Latinx 209 Sept 29, 2019 12 PM – 4PM The Sycamore 630 E Weber Ave. Stockton, CA

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