We are celebrating Women’s History Month by calling attention to some of our local vendors that are women owned! We’ve also put together raffle baskets that feature these great women owned businesses. Stop by the Berkeley or El Cerrito Stores to enter.
Owner: Karen Taylor Waikiki
Karen started Primavera in 1991 after years of working as the chef at a Mexican restaurant in Sonoma. All of Primavera’s products are made by hand in a commercial kitchen. Corn masa (the main ingredient in tortillas and tamales) is made both fresh from dried corn and from pre-ground corn flour. Fresh masa is made by soaking dried white corn with lime (the mineral) and then milling it in a 15-horsepower stone grinder. Primavera is always experimenting with new recipes; Karen’s employees have made several contributions to their menu.
Primavera uses many organic products, including corn, corn flour, tomatoes, squash, melons, chiles, and eggs. Many fresh vegetables are sourced directly from local farms; the remaining are purchased through a local supplier that sources nationally and internationally. Corn and beans are grown in the United States.
Thank you Karen & Primavera Tamales!