But commuting for hours every day at jobs I didn’t love prevented me from seeing the very people I was doing it for: my family. I began selling tamales door-to-door six days a week, sometimes going to bed around 2AM and waking up at 4AM to continue preparing for the upcoming day.It was hard, but becoming a small business owner let me pick my hours; so the minute that bell rang and my kids were out of school, I could be around them.
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Being a mobile food vendor gives me the best of both worlds: I can provide for my family while being around them.
But a cap enacted in the 1980s limits the number of available food permits so vendors like me who want to earn an honest living simply can’t.
has over 24 years of experience blending and co-packing shelf-stable ingredients.
We handle a wide range of commodities and package designs.
In this one-day intensive Ecofarm Pre Conference workshop, you’ll learn how to produce value-added foods from value-added food businesses; get a clear update on the laws which apply to value-added food production in California and the US, including Cottage Foods; become acquainted with the language of the value-added foods business; and get a thorough introduction to the roles of retailers, distributors and brokers.
You’ll also hear about the challenges and successes of three producers who are marketing organic, value-added products.
When I first left Mexico and came to America 20 years ago, I never imagined trying to create a good life for my family would be almost impossible—and punishable by law. My name is Guadalupe and I am a wife, mother, and mobile food vendor.