January 20, 2020 update:  PORK, CHICKEN and VEGGIE (vegan) tamales are available for purchase FROZEN at the CMS office or may be ordered for pickup in Grand Junction.

All tamales are sold FROZEN and by the dozen, except on the day that they are made.

Drop-in hours at the CMS office: Monday through Thursday from noon until 6 pm. We’re also happy to meet by appointment. If purchasing at the CMS office in Palisade, please pay with cash or check or pre-pay online before you pick up your order, as we don’t accept credit or debit cards at our office.

Tamales cost $17 per dozen.

FOR PICKUP IN GRAND JUNCTION:  Order online or contact CMS by email or phone if you would like to pick up your tamales order in Grand Junction. We’ll deliver your order to the Chopstix Express restaurant located at 1037 North Ave. across from Colorado Mesa University. We usually deliver once per week, on Saturday afternoon, unless other arrangements have been made.

Chopstix Express does not take orders for the tamales. 

Your purchase helps to support the work of Child & Migrant Services.

Call us at 970-464-5226  or email [email protected] if you would like more information.

Pork: Corn flour, baking powder, black pepper, red chili pepper, salt, lard, cloves, garlic,  pork and corn husk.

Chicken: Corn flour, baking powder,  salt, garlic, lard, tomatillos, cilantro, jalapeños, chicken, and corn husk.

Vegetarian (Vegan): Corn flour, baking powder, vegetable oil, salt, garlic, tomatillos, cilantro, jalapeños, mushrooms, carrots, potatoes, and zucchini.

  • Frozen Tamales: can be kept in the freezer for about 4 months.



Microwave: Wrap tamales inside a moistened paper towel. Cook for approximately 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Steaming: about 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Serve with salsa of your choice.