When you're a foreigner living in Mexico, learning about your region's fresh produce brings abundant reward!
Perhaps you love to cook and you figured that once you moved to Mexico with this amazing gastronomy all around, your daily meals would be transformed.
And this happened... to a degree at least... but you know there’s much more to explore.
Maybe you hate cooking, but love fresh fruits in your smoothies and prefer to eat lots of greens, yet you're sticking with the same familiar ingredients from your 'old' life.
Or perhaps you like to try new flavors when you eat out... but first you need to know how to decipher what's on the menu!
Now, consider a mercado full of Mexico's regional produce.
Does this entice you? Arouse curiosity?
Or, do you feel some uncertainty?
Some hesitation or confusion?
Or maybe you're totally overwhelmed?
Navigating local food systems can be overwhelming... much is unfamiliar.
Language limitations make it hard to communicate with vendors.
Initial tries at exploring foods adventurously... did not go so well.
When it comes down to it, shopping at the supermarket, Costco or Walmart is more convenient, feels familiar and gets the job done... Right?
Produce is labelled and presented at eye level. The whole system is more organized than at the public mercado and you don't have to think about which vendors to choose.
And sometimes, prices are cheaper (and marked more clearly) than certain foods also found at the mercados!
What's with that? you ask.
Now, back to what you came to Mexico for...
A rich, fulfilling experience of culture and community.
Food is unquestionably at the root of all culture.
Your neighbors and wider community connect in the mercado, the tianguis and local fruterias.
On streets and in neighborhood plazas you can encounter people selling locally-sourced produce.
By learning about the foods of your region, you will...
...navigate with more confidence when you shop at the mercado!
...earn the trust and respect of local vendors
...become familiar "as a local"
....taste foods that never show up in supermarkets
...increase your opportunities to gain insight from generations of knowledge
And last, but certainly not least, you won't miss out on the best foods of each season!
It's time to eat for your best life in Mexico!
In the Love For Local community, we will:
Here's what you get when you join the Love for Local membership!
12 new ingredients each session. Follow a step-by-step challenge on your own time, designed to familiarize you with regional produce.
Stay motivated and inspired by interacting with expert 'mentors' and other participants in weekly Q&A drop-ins and on the Facebook Group.
Learn from a new guest speaker each month as we dig deeper into the intersection of food and culture.
Participate in one of two ways!
Join us in our first session of Love for Local, starting July 1!
That equals to only $29/month!
Join for the whole year and have the option of paying in monthly installments!
That equals to only $22/month, which means you get one free season!
When you learn where to look and what to ask for, you'll encounter seasonal produce of your region that is...
Integral to cultural traditions.
Of value to local people and their economic health.
And brings fascinating history to the table, too!
Join the Love For Local Membership!
Eat your way to healthy, happy connection with your Mexican community.
Season By Season
Every 3 months we start with a brand new list of ingredients — discovering new local foods every season!
VIP Foundation Membership
Join for the year
Pay in full and get one (1) season free and all available cook-alongs!
Joining Love for Local Season by Season means your subscription will renew every 3 months at $87.
If you opt-in for the yearly membership, you will be charged each year at $261 or you can choose to pay in monthly installments at $22.
Both ways guarantees you a full refund within the first 14 days.
2-3 Cook-Alongs will be offered each session (season). These will be available to the public starting at $35 and Season by Season members will get an exclusive 60% off membership discount to participate! And we'll give you plenty of notice to opt-in.
Members who choose the Annual Membership will get access to all cook-alongs for free!
If you choose the Season by Season membership, you'll be charged every 3 months — at the start of the next season.
If you choose the annual plan, you'll be charged yearly.
Absolutely! You can upgrade to the annual membership at any time.
If you choose to upgrade in the middle of a season, the cost will be prorated - starting from the beginning of the current season to one year later.
Absolutely! You will be able to access replays of the talks and presentations to watch at your own convenience.