Tents for vendors will be set up in front of the Gift Shop at CEDO in Las Conchas, Puerto Peñasco. The ‘sustainable’ vendors are listed below, selected for their environmentally responsible and local focus. CEDO will also have food and beverage to consume as you browse the market. Plan to stay the day, and join CEDO’s Natural History Talk in the afternoon! (in Spanish at 2pm or English at 4pm). More details below.
SUSTAINABLE MARKET VENDORS
AL-JA Recyclables (Reciclados AL-JA): Owner Alma Yanes will be selling and promoting items such as pots, vases and garden chairs made from recycled tires.
Bahía Adair Ecological Community Center will be promoting their tours and providing information about their mission and goals. Their goals are to:
Use natural resources responsibly and with respect.
Promote the knowledge about the history and culture of the region.
Encourage “socially responsible” production activities
Promote knowledge about Natural Protected Areas
Women at Work,” the other face of trash”, is a group of six fishermen’s wives from Campodónico, a fishing community within the San Jorge Bay Ramsar site in southern Rocky Point. Their motto is:
“We are looking for a safe economic alternative to demonstrate to our community that trash can be reused for our own economic benefit. We want to contribute to improve our environment by teaching our own families to keep our community ordered and clean”.
La Cinita, a Cooperative of Fisheries and Aquaculture Production, will be selling oysters. La Cinita is the only Coop in this region that has its own laboratory for setting oyster larvae. They are expanding their lab to produce live food for the oysters and practice sustainability by using solar energy and composting toilets.
Jesús Zambrano, founder of the Los Roncos de Bahía Adair Fishing Cooperative will be selling various fresh seafood, including fileted fish and blue crabs. This Coop is part of the Environmental Impact Assessment Program committed to protecting marine species, while optimizing their fishing returns. CEDO with NEW pottery from Mata Ortiz. The pottery of Mata Ortiz is all made from hand-dug clay of that region, home-fired in small pit fires using recycled materials for the holding the pottery such as old flower pots, soil tilling discs and other ‘found’ metal and clay objects.