5/30: Field Trip to a Healthy Corner Store

 Visit this South LA healthy neighborhood market for a free learning tour, and speak with the store owner about how he created healthy changes at his store.


112LEARNING TOUR | See the changes at Alba Snacks & Services.

TECHNICAL Q&A | Ask how owner Nelson Garcia made it all happen. Talk to retail consultants about fresh inventory management, marketing/branding, and financing.

VENDOR INTRO | Sample fresh, affordable foods for corner stores.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS | Learn about “Good Food Neighbor” relationships that can help grow your business.

Store Owner
Nelson Garcia

Technical consultants
Shook Kelley
HNMN business coach team

Community partners
LA’s Promise

All are invited to this free community event, but space is limited. Please see details below to reserve your spot.

THIS EVENT IS FOR | Corner store owners, community members and food entrepreneurs interested in healthy food.

ATTIRE | Comfortable shoes & clothes are suggested, as we will be standing and walking for part of this event.

BEFORE THE EVENT | Read more about Alba Snacks and Services Market!

ADA | For questions about accessibility, please contact epark@goodfoodla.org in advance of the event.

Light refreshments will be provided.

LOCATION | 6001 S. Vermont Ave. (Vermont / 60th, South LA)

DATE | Saturday, May 30 2015, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

LANGUAGE | Translation to Spanish and Korean provided by request.

RSVP | 213 – 473 – 9739 / healthymarkets@goodfoodla.org



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3/31 Event Recap: One year anniversary of healthy changes at Salva Market (Boyle Heights)

Salva Market (2108 E. 1st Street) and neighbors bringing fresh produce, snacks and healthy marketing to their community

March 31, 2015 - Store operator Michelle welcomes community members to Salva Market.

March 31, 2015 – Store operator Michelle welcomes community members to Salva Market.

On Cesar Chavez Day, Salva Market and community members celebrated one year of healthy changes at a corner store in Boyle Heights called Salva Market Place (2108 E. 1st Street).

Residents and community leaders from Boyle Heights Youth Technology Center, Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce, Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN), Altamed, Youth Policy Institute, Primera Taza, and other local institutions enjoyed a healthy cooking demo, and discussed ways to support the store owners in continuing to expand their healthy food options.

In March 2014, with technical consulting from the Healthy Neighborhood Market Network program and promotion / marketing support from LA CAUSA Youthbuild and the County Department of Public Health, store owners Abel and Alicia successfully introduced apples, bananas and oranges, avocado, onions and other fresh produce at Salva Market.

They recently also stopped selling tobacco products!

To recognize the store owners’ efforts, in late March of last year, youth leaders from La Causa Youthbuild organized a grand re-opening community celebration and healthy cooking demo at Casa 0101–next door to Salva Market.

The March 31st event marks one year since this emerging healthy food retailer committed to serving the Boyle Heights community with healthy snacks and fresh fruit.

Salva Market’s Abel and Alicia are small business leaders, making a difference as healthy food providers for their neighbors.

In order to sustain what they have accomplished already and continue to grow, store owners Alicia and Abel need more neighbors who live and work in Boyle Heights to get involved. Several community organizations have already reached out since the anniversary event.

Please contact HNMN to support this innovative healthy corner store in Boyle Heights!

STORE: Salva Market Place. 2108 East 1st Street. Los Angeles, CA 90033
STORE STAFF: Abel, Alicia and Michelle
CONTACT: healthymarkets@goodfoodla.org

3/31 Community Event: Celebrate one year of healthy changes at Salva Market (Boyle Heights)

3-31 Salva EventCome celebrate the one year anniversary since the grand re-opening of Salva Market (2108 E. 1st Street) as a healthy neighborhood market! Store owners Abel and Alicia will share the story of how they began to carry fresh fruit and healthy snacks for the Boyle Heights community. Community members will enjoy an exciting cooking demo, and discuss how to support Salva Market to expand their healthy food options. All are welcome!

DATE: Tuesday, 3/31/15 (Cesar Chavez Day)

TIME: 10:30 am

LOCATION: Salva Market Place. 2108 East 1st Street. Los Angeles, CA 90033

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Celebrando el primer aniversario de los cambios saludables en Salva Market Place (2108 E. 1st. St), un mercado comunitario de Boyle Heights. Conozca a los duenos y aprenda como puede apoyar la tienda! El evento gratis incluye un demostracion de cocina. Todos estan invitados!

FECHA: 3/31/15, martes (Cesar Chavez Day)

HORA: 10:30 am

DIRECCION: Salva Market Place. 2108 East 1st Street. Los Angeles, CA 90033