Save the Dates: South Central Mercado

Save the Dates: South Central Mercado


SEASON 3 (2021 – 2022)



The South Central Mercado (SCM) is an outdoor multicultural local marketplace, in the heart of South Phoenix. It exists to connect, educate, & empower local artists & entrepreneurs to contribute to the development of this vibrant local economy and a thriving South Phoenix Community. Raza Development Fund is the proud sponsor the South Central Mercado! 

SCM is where food, arts, and culture meet to build community.

2021 – 2022 Schedule: 

  • November 6 – First Event  
  • November 20 - Special Community Event - (Grand Opening of Raza Development Fund headquarters)  
  • December 4  
  • December 18  
  • January 15  
  • January 29  
  • February 12  
  • February 26  
  • March 12  
  • March 26  
  • April 9  
  • April 23 –  Last Event  

Stay connected with the South Central Mercado on their website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Star Reyes, born and raised in South Phoenix, serves as a Client Services Manager for RDF’s Small Business Initiatives team. She provides technical assistance to small businesses helping them to access needed government resources such as Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) via the Small Business Administration (SBA), as well as additional capital in the form of small business loans. Star has worked at RDF since inception over 20 years ago and is passionate about its mission and history.

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