(951) 285-2664


Xub Maiz
Privada de Gardenias, #214 Colonia Reforma, Oaxaca de Juárez
QR Code


Jun 24 2024


09:00 - 11:30



Food Sovereignty: Oaxacan Corn

Xub Maíz

Corn is the staple ingredient that the rest of Oaxaca´s diet revolves around. Join us in this exploration of its importance, its vast biological diversity, and its cultural significance in Oaxaca in our collaboration with Xub Maíz.

During this theory-turned-practice experience, you will receive an introduction to the instrumental role that corn has played in Mexican and specifically Oaxacan history, followed by a talk regarding the changes this market has recently endured. Our hosts will explain their drive behind protecting local corn varieties and organizing small-time producers so that cultivating these native crops can be more economically-viable and sustainable .

You´ll be taught about Xub´s organization and mission, and then you´ll engage in a walk-through of the nixtamalization process that´s the first step in transforming corn into tortillas. Then you can get your hands into the mix preparing your own tostadas and tortillas while sipping a delicious cup of Oaxacan coffee!

You´ll be able to watch local ingredients be cooked into a delicious typical brunch, and can participate in each stage of the process. At the culmination of the experience, you´ll be able to taste the range of flavors that can be found in different varieties of native corn.

Afterward, our hosts will walk you through their shop, which features all local and organic products made by various branches of their collective, including a dried-fruits project that they have underway in Magdalena Apasco, Etla. Xub Maíz´delivery service has been a lifesaver during these quarantine times, delivering products directly from small local producers to consumers around Oaxaca!

Experience includes:

  • Historical and practical introduction to native corn in Mexico/Oaxaca
  • Talk about its importance, the deficiencies in the modern marketplace, and the steps that Xub is taking to improve this situatiion
  • The opportunity to watch and participate as corn is transformed into tortillas
  • A delicious traditional Oaxacan-style  brunch:
    • Coffee or Hot Chocolate (Made with water or milk)
    • Fruit Plate with Miel and Amaranth
    •  Bread from the Sierra with Homestyle Raspberry Jam
    •  An order of 3 Breakfast “Quelite” tacos
  • The opportunity to purchase products directly from  Xub  Collective´s producers in their local, organic store
  • Spanish-to-English translation
  • All products necessary to maintain our Covid Protocol (You must wear your own mask.)

Time Frame:

Approximately 3 hours


Xub Maíz, Espacio Biocultural.

Privada de Gardenias, #214

Colonia Reforma, Oaxaca de Juárez


Not included


Spanish (with  English translation if/when necessary)


1520 MXN per person

  • 00


  • 00


  • 00


  • 00


Book Event

$1,520 MXN
Available Tickets: 10
The "General" ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

Leave a Comment