Low Income Senior Home Repairs


The Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition (CCEDC) reminds low-income seniors that it is supporting two programs that seek to make sure their homes are safe and healthy. The CCEDC helps evaluate eligibility and filling out the applications for the US Dept. of Agriculture 504 program and Habitat for Humanity’s Aging in Place programs. Contact via email: ccedc@magmadorada.com,  or by phone at 520-788-3672

Aging In Place – Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity has a Aging In Place program to support low-income seniors (65+) keep or modify their homes so they are safe and appropriate. This program is available to seniors in the Pinal County portion of the Copper Corridor. While you can apply directly to Habitat for Humanity, the Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition will help you with the application process. Call or text 520-788-3672 or email ccedc@magmadorada.com for more information.


Superior Farm-to-Fantastic Main Street Farmer’s Market

For all those who are feeling an urgency to find and procure healthy food, I hope you will find some comfort in knowing our Superior Farm-to-Fantastic Main Street Farmer’s Market is working to make that food available to you as safely and regularly as possible. 

We are investigating programs for you to be able do online shopping and payment at our FMarket. As part of the group (please encourage friends to join if they are able to use our current “pickup in Superior” system), you will be informed every Thursday of developments and food availability.

Thank you for your interest, support and patience as we develop plans to serve our and nearby communities.
We have your well-being in mind with every step we make.

If you have specific questions for me or to learn how to access the order system, email me:

For today, stay safe and sane.
Mary Karlin
Superior F2FFM Coordinator
and Copper Communities Food Hub Coordinator.

Copper Corridor Food Hub Coordinator

The Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition is happy to have Mary Karlin join us as the Copper Corridor Food Hub Coordinator. Please give her a big welcome. Her qualifications and enthusiasm  will help us move towards more and better food choices.

A Native of Northern California, Mary Karlin has lived in Superior, AZ for 10 years.

Once an independent retailer of gourmet kitchen wares and cookbooks in Sonoma County California, Mary offered cooking classes in her home kitchen. Shortly thereafter, she joined a local non-profit, Select Sonoma County, which served to promote the County along with the Sonoma-Made and Sonoma-Grown producers and their products with the assistance of tourism tax dollars. Mary became the Retail Liaison promoting the products and businesses locally in independent grocers, at local and national food and wine festivals, and by organizing retail in-store promotional events around the US.

Mary became a member of the founding staff at the award-winning Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma, CA as the Retail and Cookbook Manager, Hospitality Manager, and Cooking Teacher. She developed culinary tours, winemaker and brewmaster dinners, and large-scale special cooking class events featuring notable culinary personalities. She also worked with the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau for three seasons as Coordinator for the three-month long Sonoma Valley Olive Festival. Mary once served as a Director of Sonoma County Farm Trails, a still-thriving organization founded in the 70’s by local farmers to create a map and guide for local agriculture, inviting the public to visit member growers’ and producers’ properties. 

As an enthusiastic participant in the culinary world for over 25 years, Mary is a popular Cooking Teacher, Food Educator, Cookbook Author, Freelance Food Writer, and Recipe Developer. She is the author of three acclaimed cookbooks (Wood-fired Cooking, Artisan Cheese Making at Home, Mastering Fermentation, all Ten Speed Press). A community food activist in Superior, Mary is the Co-Owner of Brick House Bakers in Superior, a founder of Community Harvesters in Superior, and a team member of Regenerating Sonora, a locally-based non-profit.


Pinal County Supervisors Support CCEDC

Thank you Pinal County Board of Supervisors for your ongoing support of the Copper Corridor EDC. We enjoyed sharing our progress and 2020 goals with Supervisor Rios this morning. Your funding has helped us to improve the economic resilience of our region by: increasing tourism promotion, developing our regional food hub, leadership development and assisting low income residents access federal funding for home repairs. We look forward to continuing this work in 2020. #ruralbychoice

New Hispanic Leadership Institute Graduates

Congratulations to the 2019 HLI-Copper Corridor Graduates. December 2, 2019, they celebrated their completion of the program. We also want to congratulate Jim Schenck, he was the recipient of the Pete Rios Public Service Award and Jessica Castillo who was the recipient of the Magallanez Family Community Service Award. The HLI-Copper Corridor has graduated almost 60 leaders from across the Copper Corridor.