Local salsa company shows Southeastern Behavioral Health clients how to make salsa

Fresh garden tomatoes, onions, peppers and other veggies are what's being used in a special salsa at Southeastern Behavioral Health.

"We work individuals with severe mental illness.The could have some concurring disorders with addiction," Southeastern Behavioral Health garden project coordinator Amy Hollingshead said.

The Sanchez family, founders of Sanchez Salsa, is showing clients at Southeastern all about how to make the salsa.

"We used to own a restaurant in downtown Sioux Falls almost 20 years ago called Sanchez Taquitos, so a lot of people downtown still know it and love it. When we closed the restaurant down, we decided to keep the salsa going," Adeline Sanchez said.

"My second-son Antonio has kinda taken it on as his job, so he makes it every week with his friend Hunter," she said.

Antonio and Hunter were able to show folks how to take the fresh ingredients, grown in the health center's very own therapy garden and transform them into a delicious snack.

It was a learning experience made possible by the Sanchez's donating their time and expertise with help from few other companies as well.

"I would like to thank Sammons Financial, Eide Bailley and Lewis of course for donating the land," Hollingshead said.

The garden will be up again next year. You can find Sanchez Salsa in Hy-Vee stores in Sioux Falls. Stay tuned to KSFY News, on KSFY Morning News October 26th, there will be a Sanchez Salsa demo.