Nelida in the Media | Nelido en los Medios

Pure Nelida came into fruition through Viva Farms, a non-profit farm business incubator dedicated to empowering the next generation of sustainable farmers. The Viva Farms Incubator Program strengthens new and immigrant farmers by helping them overcome four common barriers to farm entry: 1) access to education, training and technical assistance; 2) access to capital and credit; 3) access to land; and 4) access to markets.

Pure Nelida sells her produce through the Puget Sound Food Hub. Visit the PSFH to place an order and learn more about Pure Nelida's produce.

To learn more about how Pure Nelida got started, visit the Northwest Agricultural Business Center's blog to read Sarita Role Schaffer's (one of the founders of Viva Farms) inspiring story.

“One of my goals when I grow more,” Martinez explains, “is to help organizations that help kids. To provide produce to others with health issues or to families who have been through [the illness of a child].”  Read the whole article below...

Nelida has also been featured in two books. Visit their pages below to learn more.

Eat Less Water

Florencia Ramirez

"I've grown food without chemicals since the start. After years in the fields, I know firsthand how chemicals cause physical reactions to the skin and eyes. I imagine those chemicals being absorbed into the body whenever people eat treated vegetables and fruit."

The Color of Food

Natasha Bowens


"I felt like the reasons that a lot of women got into farming were far more empowering and far more community-minded than any of the other farmers."