June 1, 2020 update: We will make tamales on June 3. All varieties will be available to purchase fresh late that afternoon and will be available frozen in following days.
We will be enabling and updating our online ordering system soon. Due to increased cost of ingredients, our price per dozen will be $20 until further notice.
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 the exact amount in cash or pay by check. We don’t accept credit or debit cards at our office.
All varieties of our tamales cost $20 per dozen.
PICKUP IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. After we reestablish our delivery service to Chopstix Express in Grand Junction, you may order online or contact CMS by email or phone. We’ll deliver your order to the Chopstix Express restaurant located at 1037 North Ave. across from Colorado Mesa University.
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.