About Us

Gotta blame the 2009 recession for Empanada Lady’s success. As the corporate world decided to let me go after a long, fifteen year relationship, this little lady sent herself to culinary school to start a new career path, not knowing where it would lead to.

While attending school I started making empanadas for the local merchants and for my friends and family. A little catering here and there, then finally my small time big break (I thought) I landed an account with a pretty hip local bar, but that didn’t last too long. That gave me a taste of what it would be like to have my own business. Upon completion of my culinary program I obtained my degree and figured I should put my degree into action.

I gained some practical experience out there, but I was not happy, I wanted to work for myself. I was hungry and determined to continue to dream about having my own business. Just not the empanada business I have today. One day I was looking through a work search engine and came across an ad about becoming your own boss, have your own business in the farmers market industry. I thought “Okay, why not…?”

Farmers markets have become very popular these past years so I decided why not take a look at the opportunity and go for it. I began to sell someone else’s products, learning the trades of the business. I learned so much that from one season to the next, Empanada Lady became a house hold name in the Farmers Market world. 2013 was the year Empanada Lady became the local markets most happening booth, thanks to all of our customers.

This is just the beginning for us but so far the journey has been amazing and we cant wait to see what the future has in store for us. Please continue to follow us and continue to allow us to be part of your home and part of you tradition.