¡Vámonos! Because in this podcast, you will be listening to LGBTQ+ vendors, artists, & creators that make up the Queer Mercado Community. You will get to hear their stories, motivations, and the many ways they contribute to their local communities. They are the magic of the Queer Mercado (QM).
In this episode, you will learn the sweat story of Annay Serrano Lara and Abbie Robles from A’s Bees & Honey. They are Queer Mercado vendors that have been with us from the beginning. A’s Bees & Honey is a 5th generation beekeeper family from Veracruz, Mexico. And about a year ago launched their business, and we can’t wait for all of you to hear their story and the magical work they do of beekeeping, producing honey, and so many other products.
Now, who's better to host this podcast than QM co-founder Gaudencio Márquez? So get ready to listen to the love, passion, and dedication behind the QM.
For those that haven’t experienced the QM, we are a permanent market in EAST LA that happens every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Hilda Solis Learning Academy. We are a vendor community composed of LGBTQ + artists, creators & business owners where we not only celebrate our cultura & our queerness, but we are also here to uplift and create economic opportunities for each other.
Thank you for listening! And join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 - 4 pm at the Hilda Solis Learning Academy in EAST LA.
This podcast has been made possible by the incredible leadership of our producer Xavier Mejia, our sponsors, Kaiser Permanente, REACH LA & a list of community backers, which you will see in the show notes.
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