Constantino’s Produce is a family-owned business that has been a pillar of Pike Place Market since 1963. Lina Constantino, the matriarch and heart of the operation, has tirelessly owned and operated Constantino’s for nearly six decades. Lina’s journey began when she immigrated from the Philippines and stepped foot in Washington at the age of 23.
Even as a young mother, Lina would bring her infant son Donnie to the Market, gently tucking him into a banana box while she tended to customers and tended to him. As the years passed, Lina’s family rallied around her, with her four sisters and five brothers joining in to support Constantino’s Produce along with many extended relatives.