El Pasoans are raving about the solo merchant often found in downtown El Paso selling homemade jellies and honey jars.

The Facebook group page, Support Local El Paso, was created by Jaime Aranda to help local small businesses stay open due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Support Local El Paso page also includes a job section for those who are seeking someone to do a variety of jobs, furthering to help those that may be unemployed right now.

The group page supports and features posts by others highlighting various local businesses such as restaurants, neighborhood grocery markets, goods and services, and local vendors and merchants such as the gentleman that can be found selling honey, homemade jellies, teas, and more downtown El Paso.

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Oda Jenny’s posted:

"This gentleman sits outside the Chase bank off Mesa in the cold and sells these homemade jellies, honey, teas, cards, etc., for a youth home. Please come and support him if you can, it's been cold, and he's so passionate about his cause. The jellies are $10, and the honey is raw and unfiltered, which is good for allergies."

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Soon after Oda Jenny’s posted pictures of the local merchant, the comments started to roll in by other El Pasoans who shared their stories and positive reviews of his products.

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According to the comments, the local merchant can be often found outside the Chase Bank off Mesa St. in downtown El Paso. He can usually be found there every day of the week between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., but he has also been spotted in East El Paso, so his hours and locations vary.

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I applaud Support Local El Paso's efforts to support our local businesses and our fellow El Pasoans for stepping it up and buying from individual merchants.

Thank you all for supporting our local businesses, especially right now during these unprecedented times.


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