La Tiendita: A Mercado Preview

A big thanks to all who came out to the first WFC member meeting on Thursday! We had a great turnout and a lot of fruitful conversation around what has been happening and the exciting things to come. One of the biggest takeaways was that we need more members. So tell your neighbors by sharing on social media or having them over for dinner! 

 Reminder: our next community design meeting is this Thursday, July 30th from 5:30 to 8pm at 3835 Morrison Road, across from the Re:Vision office. We hope to see you there as we continue our conversation about what we want the WFC space to look like! 

Now here is some more exciting news. Many of you have been purchasing things like Colorado honey, organic flour, and 100% grass-fed local beef from our Buying Club or enjoying your CSA bounty from AVOG. But maybe you haven't been ordering regularly or prefer a more complete shopping experience where you can see and touch the products for yourself. Well, while you anxiously await the complete opening of the Westwood Food Co-op Mercado, we are going to give you a taste of what's to come. On August 10th we are opening La Tiendita, an educational pilot market that will be open a few days a week through October 24th. This is your opportunity to learn more about the products that we are going to be selling and to give your input on the products that you want to see.

The educational piece is central to the market. We will be selling all kinds of products: organic and conventional, local and international. There will be varying prices and people there to give you tips and answer any questions you may have. For example: Why do those tomatoes from Colorado cost more than those tomatoes from California? What are the widespread impacts of my purchases? What do I do with garbanzo flour? This will be one of the most exciting things to happen with the WFC yet! You do NOT have to be a member of the WFC to shop at La Tiendita so tell your friends, family, and neighbors!  

Hours of Operation:
Mon. 9-12
Wed. 9-12
Fri. 4-7
Sat. 9-5

If you want to help volunteer at La Tiendita and speak Spanish, send an e-mail to of call 713-320-0462. 

Stay tuned for more information on La Tiendita!