The kind folks at The Fresh Market extended a “sneak peek” invite to the Femmes. Here is the report…
The Fresh Market opened in Greensboro, North Carolina approximately 30 years ago. The website offers a weekly e-mail blast you can sign up for on their in-store specials. The company tries to support local growers and suppliers and indicates this on their shelves. They stock predominately organic produce with a focus on seasonal items. There is also a recipe section on their website. They will be offering specials and chef’s tastings through this weekend so it would be a great time to check them out in person.
So let me allow the pictures to do the talking.
The entrances in the front and in the rear – there is a nice place to dine al fresco in the front
Plenty flowers for sale, they also make gourmet gift baskets, have meals to go and a quick counter selling coffee at the front entrance
There is a lovely produce section
and there are nice locally themed decorative touches around the store
The meat and seafood sections
Marc was our tour guide
and Chef Gwen Huffman of Foodtique NOLA was doing a cooking demonstration, steaks with a red wine and blue cheese reduction
The good folks from Sucre’ had sweets for sampling
Jim was passing out samples of the stores’ cheese selection
New Orleans Ice Cream Company was also offering tastings
as was Old New Orleans Rum
also met one of the vendors for Drink Iconic – a local maker of protein drinks located in the New Orleans Bio center - if y’all are reading this let me clarify the website and conference at Xavier I mentioned to you, its Rising Tide NOLA
The food isles and bulk isles – they have an extensive coffee selection including their own blends
They do their baking on site
and they make fresh sushi daily
Their wine and liquor selection is upstairs, and they offer a 10% off price mix and match case of wine all the time – plus there is a nice dining area on the second floor which can be used for small meetings when arranged in advance
So there you are – thanks so much to The Fresh Market for the nice goodie bag – I can’t wait to try the coffee!
p.s. – make sure to try the pimento cheese – its the Fresh Market’s founder’s grandmother’s recipe and its divine!!! And also try the rotisserie chicken salad!!!