My Nana’s Salsa Challenge

My Nana’s™ Best Tasting Salsa Challenge is a statewide culinary festival showcasing the #1 condiment in the United States… salsa!

ChallengeMy Nana’s Salsa Challenge is one of Arizona’s premier community events! Join us each April at Tempe Beach for live music, fun, My Nana’s chips and tortillas … and SALSA! Every year over 75 professional and amateur chefs are on site, preparing fresh salsa and competing for a fabulous grand prize trip. Salsa Challenge categories include individual, restaurant, and business, with hot and mild divisions in each.

The event also features a 5k, cornhole tournament and margarita mix-off. Proceeds from the Challenge benefit the Arizona Hemophilia Association.

Visit the Salsa Challenge page at hemophiliaz.org for information, tickets and more!

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La Canasta & The Alzheimer’s Association

alzheimersJoining hands in a Special Partnership to support the Mission and Purpose of the Alzheimers Association for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and Dementia. La Canasta Tortillas — proud home of My Nana’s “Best Tasting” has joined the Alzheimer’s Association sharing their vision: A world without Alzheimer’s. Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of Dementia through the promotion of brain health.

La Canasta Mexican Food Products will donate to the Alzheimer’s Association 1% of the product purchase price from My Nanas “Best Tasting” Tortilla Chips and Uncooked Flour Tortillas between September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2019 with a minimum annual contribution of $15,000. To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association, visit http://www.alz.org.

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La Canasta & March of Dimes

Creating a Healthy Future for Arizona Babies

MarchOfDimesBecause we care about our community and its children, La Canasta Tortilla Company teamed up with the March of Dimes Arizona Chapter to help our state have healthier babies. Mercado de La Canasta was a new addition to the 2010 March of Dimes fundraiser. Through Mercado de La Canasta, we celebrated Latino culture and highlighted the importance of the March of Dimes mission within the Latino community. For details about how the March of Dimes is creating a healthier future for all babies, please visit www.marchofdimes.com/arizona.

AZ Taco Festival Event

My Nana’s™ won 1st place in the chicken taco category!

TacoOn October 9th, 2010, My Nana’s™ competed in the Arizona Taco Festival in Scottsdale, winning 1st place in the chicken taco category! The event was sponsored by the National Taco Association and the competition featured dozens of Arizona restaurants. The 2010 Arizona Taco Festival also included a Margarita Challenge for local bartenders. Besides tasting some of the best tacos and margaritas in the Southwest, visitors to the Arizona Taco Festival enjoyed a tequilla expo, live music and lucha libre.

Visit the Arizona Taco Festival website for more information click here.

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Our Achievements

Proud to be a Leading Woman/Minority Business Enterprise

La Canasta takes pride in being one of Arizona’s most outstanding woman/minority-owned businesses. We have received recognition for our accomplishments in this area, including being named one of Kroger’s Outstanding M/WBE Suppliers. The main criteria for this award include volume of sales, quality of products and innovation. You can read more about the program at Kroger’s website. La Canasta has also met the requirements for certification as a Minority Business Enterprise by the National Minority Supplier Development Council..

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