Business Services

Food Enterprises

Through a grant funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, NCD redeveloped property on Morley Avenue in the Nogales business district with the goal to assist individuals and businesses in becoming more financially independent. 

The “Little” Mercado

Many individuals sell their products at the Nogales Farmers Market

Many entrepreneurs sell their food products at the Nogales Farmers Market

The “Little” Mercado, named after John Little, located in the heart of the Nogales business district, the Little Mercado offers small enterprises a place to operate their business and features additional parking for the downtown area.  Business plan development and financial management training is available to any business interested in participating.

The “Little” Mercado offers Nogales and Santa Cruz County residents a place to connect with local food producers. This is an excellent opportunity to educate community members on the nutritional value of local foods and to promote economic development in the region.

The Nogales Mercado Farmer’s Market

The “Little” Mercado is the site of the Nogales Mercado, a weekly farmer’s market which takes place on Fridays from 4 – 7 p.m., and from 3 – 6 p.m. in the winter. Here, local growers and vendors offer fresh and healthy food options to the community