Margarita coordinates customer engagement and marketing for SCLT’s food hub aggregation program. With her partner, Teodulio Martinez, she runs a farm called Teo’s Products located at Urban Edge Farm in Cranston. They sell their produce and honey at various farmers markets and through direct wholesale to small, neighborhood grocers.

Margarita has been in the U.S about 30 years, about half that time in Providence. She believes in the power of fresh, healthy food and enjoys sharing her passion with others. Her interest in growing food “isn’t about the money,” she says. “It’s because fresh food has a completely different taste. And you see how it’s helping your body, how it makes you feel good.”

When you see Margarita at the market, she’ll want to sell you some!