Join us at the Mid-Columbia Market for three exciting events coming up this month!

Food Swap: Thursday, January 14


Join us on Thursday, January 14 at the Mid-Columbia Market for our monthly food swap! Come swap new healthy resolution recipes, Superbowl favorites, or whatever suits your fancy! If you would like to join, but have any food sensitivity concerns, please join in! There will be plenty of time to talk with other swappers about their products and ingredients. Come share your creations, experience the variety of local foods grown in the Tri-Cities, and make new friends at a Co-op Food Swap!


More information on how food swaps work and proper food swap etiquette can be found here, or by emailing


Pork Taco Demo: Friday, January 15

  • WHO:       Andrew and Mary Travis from Rockin’ R Ranch
  • WHAT:     Fresh pork taco demo
  • WHEN:    Friday, January 15th, 11am-2pm
  • WHERE:  Mid-Columbia Market (603 Goethals, Richland, just south of Lee Blvd)
  • WHY:        Pork tacos make a great dinner, small plate, or Super bowl appetizer!


Salsa Demo and Tasting: Saturday, January 30

  • WHO:        Rudy Pena of Rudy’s Pepper Blends
  • WHAT:      Salsa demonstrations and tasting
  • WHEN:     Saturday, January 30 from 12 to 5 PM
  • WHERE:   Mid-Columbia Market (603 Goethals, Richland, just south of Lee Blvd)
  • WHY:         Learn how to make a great salsa just in time for the Super Bowl!
  • COST:        Free and open to the public

Rudy Pena has been growing hot peppers and making his own pepper blends locally for almost 20 years.  His salsa blends have won numerous prizes at the Fiery Foods Festival and he is a popular presence at local farmers’ markets.  He will demonstrate how to make at least three types of salsa using his prize-winning blends, including Super Bowl Salsa, Pineapple Salsa, and Southwestern Salsa.  And of course, he’ll be sampling the salsas he makes for you!  Plus, the first 25 people who taste his salsa will get sample packets of a salsa blend to take home, and his blends will be on sale for 10% off during the demo only.

This Week: Food Swap, Tacos, & Salsa Demo