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Recordemos algunos momentos de la temporada del Mercado Esperanza 2019! Danos un LIKE si has asistido al Mercado.
Si no has tenido la oportunidad de visitarnos o no sabes de lo que se trata el Mercado Esperanza déjanos un comentario para más información.

Let's remember some moments from the 2019 Mercado Esperanza season! Give us a LIKE if you have attended the Mercado.
If you have not had the opportunity to come out and join us or don’t know what the Mercado Esperanza is, leave us a comment for more information.
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Rising Tide Capital continúa las orientaciones para emprendedores interesados ​​en participar en su próxima clase comunitaria de negocios que empieza en marzo. Si usted o alguien que conoce está interesado en participar, llame a Jessenia Silverio al 201-432-4316 X. 115 para saber cómo registrarse para la clase de marzo.

* Las clases de marzo serán en Español.

Rising Tide Capital continues to hold business orientations for micro-entrepreneurs who are interested in participating in their next Community Business Academy (CBA) class beginning in March. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please call Jessenia Silverio at 201-432-4316 Ext. 115 to find out how to register for their upcoming March class.

*March classes will be conducted in Spanish.
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Visit Mercado Esperanza

The Mercado Esperanza is a showcase for local New Brunswick vendors and a fun family event in the style of a Latin American plaza. Come visit us to taste, see, and hear New Brunswick’s diverse Latino culture!

Our market events at Joyce Kilmer Park feature local food and craft vendors, entertainers, musicians, artists, and more! The Mercado is a place of community and has something for everyone. The Mercado runs monthly from spring to fall on Sunday afternoons (see upcoming events for more details). There is parking available both at Joyce Kilmer Park and on surrounding streets nearby.

Know that when you shop at a Mercado event, your purchases directly support local micro-enterprises, with 100% of the profits going to our vendors.

Whether you are visiting our community for the first time or have been a longtime resident, we look forward to welcoming you at the Mercado Esperanza!

Our Vendors

Do you want to vend at our next Mercado?

The Mercado Esperanza supports local, emerging entrepreneurs who want to generate income as they share their talents and products with the community. Our main sales opportunity is our monthly Mercado from April through October, but regular vendors may also have access to additional sales opportunities throughout the year.

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About the Mercado

The Mercado Esperanza is a community-led initiative sponsored by Elijah’s Promise, New Brunswick Tomorrow, and coLAB Arts. Building on previous work in the areas of healthy food access, neighborhood development, and creative placemaking, the three partners embarked on a planning process in 2016 – with support from the Kresge Foundation’s FreshLo initiative – to determine how to integrate and scale up these efforts for greater community impact.

The Mercado Esperanza was born in late 2017 after a year of planning and dialogue with local residents and other stakeholders, and embarked on the first full season in 2018. Along the way, the Friends of the Mercado group was created with resident leaders from New Brunswick Tomorrow’s Esperanza Neighborhood Project to act as a project steering committee. They, together with our core vendors group, continue to give direction to the project and work alongside organizational staff to continually make our collective vision of the Mercado Esperanza a reality: a vibrant community gathering place, a springboard for local entrepreneurial success, and a creative cultural celebration.

Thank you to Our Partners & Sponsors