This is the place at the Mercado where tropical and seasonal fruits are transformed into delicious snacks and flavorful drinks. From sweet and spicy fresh juices & fresh smoothies to savory ceviches and esquites, everyone in the family will find something unique and tasty to try. The menu at Fruitbox consists of beverages and foods that you would find on the street in cities and beaches in Mexico, mixed with a hint of seasonal Oregon bounty and creativity, all courtesy of the Cortez family.
meet the owners
Rogelio and Fabiola Cortez are the owners of Fruitbox. as brother and sister, they arrived as immigrants from Michoacán, mexico to seek opportunities for their family. the trail to business ownership for them began working on fruit farms. after arriving to Oregon and seeing an opportunity to "tropicalize" fruit eating here, the first Fruitbox opened in Salem in 2006. Rogelio and Fabiola credit Fruitbox as their way to support themselves while remaining connected to their cultural heritage.
about rogelio & fabiola
place of origin →michoacan, mexico
current city →SALEM, OREGON
specialty item → bionicos, their most popular item consisting of mixed tropical fruits, fresh cream, granola and topped with dried coconut.
likes about oregon → tranquility, business opportunities, community-minded population
interests→ events, education, community
goals for business→ to open their second location, provide more jobs for their family and the community and to collaborate with other businesses in the mercado.
sobre rogelio & fabiola
PAÍS DE ORIGEN → Michoacán, MEXICOCIUDAD ACTUAL→SALEM, OREGON ESPECIALIDAD →BIONICOS , Este CONSISTE EN FRUTAS TROPICALES Mixtas, CREMA FRESCA Y GRANOLA, CUBIERTO CON COCO SECO, mmmmm.QUE LE GUSTA DE OREGON→ LA TRANQUILIDAD, LAS OPORTUNIDADES empresariales, LA MENTALIDAD DE LA COMUNIDAD INTERESES →EVENTOS, EDUCACIÓN, LA COMUNIDADMETAS PARA SU NEGOCIO→ ABRIR SU segunda UBICACION, PROVEEr MAS TRABAJOS PARA SU FAMILIA Y COLABORAR CON OTROS NEGOCIOS en el MERCADO.