Lonsdale caters to Latin Americans with multicultural community market


Hola Hora Latina is organizing the Hola Festival in September in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The community market will not open for business during this period.
(www.HolaFestival.org)

 

A Lonsdale Community Market [in Knoxville, Tennessee], hosted by local organization Lonsdale United for Change, hosted its second market opening yesterday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lonsdale Park, at 2705 Stonewall St.

The organization plans to operate every second Saturday of the month starting in October. There will be an array of Latin American food vendors, community crafts and activities for children and access to the park.

“(Lonsdale) is unique in the sense that it houses people from all over the world,” said Community Event Planner Rosie Noriega. “The food is excellent. I was there at the festival and it was fabulous.”

Market shoppers can expect to find homemade dishes such as tamales, pupusas, taquitos, tostadas, fresh fruit, fruit water and a variety of desserts.

Noriega says the community is home to many residents of Latin American heritages, with a strong cultural background presiding from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico.

She is working with other Lonsdale community organizers to develop events that invite more people from Knoxville to visit their neighborhood and engage with the diversity it has to offer.