Pick-up and Availability of our products

With all the uncertainty during this ongoing COVID-19 outbreak our hearts go out to everyone who has felt the effects of this virus on their physical and mental health, their work, their family life, and their sense of stability in the world.  Below is an update and the answers to some frequently asked questions about how Three Sisters Nixtamal is responding to COVID-19. We are so thankful to be able to continue to do the work we love and even more importantly to continue to support our employees and their families.

Early April Closure

We were closed the first part of April to give us and our employees time to shelter in place and give us some clarity on how we should best move forward. We re-opened Tuesday April 11th under limited production and have implemented social distancing, wearing masks and gloves, and other processes to best ensure the safety of all us, from production to distribution to costumer. Our Oregon Department of Agriculture inspector confirmed our State mandated safety and hygiene and social distancing practices were in compliance. Our limited production includes running one machine instead of two so fewer employees work each shift, and a temporary hold on making the 4inch street-taco size for retail, as it takes several more people to working in close proximity. We have also cut down on our direct contact within the stores by using our distributors and GreenWheels, a delivery hub for New Seasons Markets, to get our products onto the grocery store shelves.  

Product Availability

Are you still selling tortillas at grocery stores right now?
Yes. We are currently delivering to grocery stores. There may be some availability gaps in the weeks ahead as our staff and the hard-working grocery departments adjust to new levels of demand.  Hood River Organics and Local Milk Run offer delivery of our tortillas, and Providore Fine Foods offers sidewalk pick-up. Look here for a complete list of locations which now include co-ops in Astoria, Ashland, Bellingham and even Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco.
 
Are you at the Farmers Markets? 
As much as we love being at the farmers market we have temporarily given up our spaces at the Wednesday People’s Food Co-op and Saturday PSU Portland Farmers Markets, so that the bounty/financial well-being of local farms and smaller producers is prioritized.  We are impressed at the measures the market managers and farms/vendors have implemented to operate safely and we hope to return soon.
 
How about ordering from you directly?

Yes, if you are in the Portland area you can pick up tortillas, masa, hominy and more from us directly. We do not offer shipping at this time. Our Kitchen Store is currently closed, but we are offering Driveway Pick-ups on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am until 1pm. We are located at 7475 SE 72nd Ave. at the corner with Flavel St.

We always do our best to fill last minute orders but in order for us to have what you want, please order two days ahead. To order, call or text (503-616-0853) or email at info@threesisterspdx.com. Be sure to include a contact telephone number, order details and pick-up time. All orders must be confirmed by us to be considered final. We can send you an invoice for online payment, or take cash for your order. 

Please if possible, wear a mask at time of picking up your order.