Maria Silva is originally from San Luis Potosí, Mexico and has been in United States for years. She worked for the State of Texas for nearly 20 years before finding her passion of creating and selling the maiden name family’s original salsa recipe.
In the summer of 2013, Maria’s husband’s company had an employee appreciation day which included a salsa contest. Maria did not enter, but her husband, Lawrence, secretly rolled the dice on her behalf and took first place out of 5 contestants with what is today kind of salsa. This is when the Silva family knew they had something to offer.
Shortly afterwards, Lawrence’s co-workers were requesting Maria’s salsa on a daily basis. So, she began to think about selling the salsa. In a moment of hesitation, her teenage daughter’s support propelled the project forward. (Thanks Madison!)
It was a Thursday in month when Maria sent 5 jars of salsa, price stickers included, to work with Lawrence. About an hour after his arrival he called Maria to ask for 5 more jars. To be ready the next day! The following week, he left work with an order list of 20 jars. With every consecutive week the orders were growing. Today, Beba’s Pfresh Salsa is sold across the Texas hill country in small grocery and specialty stores and at several weekly farmer’s markets.
Wondering where our name came from? Beba is Maria’s nickname. It is a term of endearment meaning “sweetheart”. Lawerence has called her “Beba” for their 19 year marriage to show his love. Deciding to name our salsa Beba’s was simple. The Silva family lives in Pflugerville, Texas and Beba’s Pfresh was born and has grown in Pflugerville. Even through our rapid growth we’ve continued to make our salsa “Pfresh” each week.
Thank you to our faithful customers for keeping us alive and growing!