We Co-operate Spotlight: The Greenhaus

Community and Cooperation is what sets Mountain View Market apart from other local grocers. Our community appreciation and involvement is unparalleled and we aren't afraid to say it! Our We Co-operate! program is just one of the ways that we demonstrate our commitment to local. We Co-operate! participating businesses offer discounts to Co-op Member-Owners. We are going to be featuring many of the We Co-operate! businesses in upcoming blog posts in order to show our love for CO-mmunity and CO-operation! For a full list of businesses participating in the program, click here.

What is the history of you and your food truck?
I grew up in Juarez, in a family that was always cooking and enjoying food. I come from a family of amazing cooks! I went to Phoenix to study at the Arizona Culinary Institute. I worked my way up from a line cook in a pizza place, to a few fine dining establishments. I realized that this was not exactly what I wanted to with my degree. So, I decided to continue my education at NMSU, pursuing a hospitality management degree. This was around the time that I discovered my love for healthy and wholesome food. 

How do you think the Co+op has shaped our community?
This was the first place in our community to provide a connection between farmers/local vendors and consumers in the area. This brought about a better, healthier food. My goal was to continue on that path with my food truck.

How do you support other local vendors?
I often get products from vendors at the Farmers Market, which I use in my food truck. I will purchase greens and sprouts from local farmers, bread loaves from Living Harvest and Yummy bakeries. I really love the relationships that are made at the Market. I am also a part of Project Mainstreet with a few other local business owners. We really have a passion for bringing people downtown to create a flourishing local economy!

Tell me about your food truck name: The Greenhaus?
I flushed out a few other names, but The Greenhaus really conveyed the idea of what I wanted to accomplish with my food. I am interested in sustainability and supporting local small businesses and farmers, and a GREEN lifestyle.

Who: Ana Ordaz - The Greenhaus
What: Local food truck with gluten-free and vegetarian options
Where: Her location changes daily! Check out her schedule
Bring your Co+op membership card and get 10% off food