Meet Heather

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In 2014, Heather Salopek, 4th Generation Farmers Daughter, began Legacy Pecans. Legacy Pecans was founded on the premise of respect and admiration of the past, combined with a vision and passion for the future. After worldly travels as an International Marketer for the industry association, US Pecans, Heather found her passion carrying on her family’s legacy in a meaningful and purposeful way. With the mentorship of many, she built Legacy Pecans into a thriving retail, wholesale and corporate gifting business that emphasizes authenticity, quality, and upscale farm to table products. Legacy Pecans is rooted in history as all of the pecans are grown on the family farm located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In 2017, Heather partnered with her sister-in-law to expand into a lifestyle brand of Legacy Pecans and opened a local country chic boutique located on the Historic Mesilla Plaza where you can find all our pecan products and unique southwestern gifts.

She strives to support the agriculture industry and promote the positive impact that agriculture has in our community. In efforts to promote the agriculture industry, Heather serves as a director for the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce and is on the Deans Advisory Council for the New Mexico State University College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences. As a growing local business, she understands the importance of giving back to our community. Heather is a face for the “MVEDA Matters” campaign advocating for the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance. We hope you enjoy our labor of love and hope you will visit us at our country chic boutique located in the Historic Mesilla Plaza.

From our family to yours, we look forward to the opportunity to serve you through Legacy Pecans.

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