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Postponed: El Mercadito Celebrates Latinx and Hispanic Culture in Buncombe County

Update on September 1: El Mercadito has been postponed until next spring. COVID-19 continues to threaten the health of our community, region, and farm workers. While simple actions such as getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, and physically distancing can help slow the spread of the virus, large gatherings have the potential to accelerate already-increasing infections and deaths of loved ones.

The planned launch of El Mercadito will now take place in April. If you would like to be added to a list of interested vendors, please contact info@holacarolina.org.

Latinx, Hispanic, and immigrant families from all over the world bring their diverse histories, experiences, creativity, music, recipes, skills, dreams, and aspirations to the vibrant fabric of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Buncombe County. To celebrate their unique perspectives and provide an avenue for dynamic community building and economic empowerment, Hola Carolina, YMCA of Western North Carolina, and Buncombe County have partnered on an a monthly market featuring farmers, food producers, artisans, and makers who are Latinx and Hispanic.

The first El Mercadito (The Little Market) is planned to take place at Buncombe County Sports Park (58 Apac Circle in Enka-Candler) in spring 2022.

We’re looking for vendors – from traditional farmers, food producers, entrepreneurs, florists, and food trucks to artists, jewelry makers, musicians, and family activities.

The community is invited to join us at El Mercadito to support the Latinx and Hispanic communities by purchasing locally grown produce, food products, and other artisan goods. We look forward to making festive connections over art, culture, and food.

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