Fresh Market opening tomorrow at 9am 3338 St. Charles Avenue

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

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Plenty flowers for sale, they also make gourmet gift baskets, have meals to go and a quick counter selling coffee at the front entrance

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There is a lovely produce section

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and there are nice locally themed decorative touches around the store

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The meat and seafood sections

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Marc was our tour guide

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and Chef Gwen Huffman of Foodtique NOLA was doing a cooking demonstration, steaks with a red wine and blue cheese reduction

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The good folks from Sucre’ had sweets for sampling

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Jim was passing out samples of the stores’ cheese selection

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New Orleans Ice Cream Company was also offering tastings

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as was Old New Orleans Rum

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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

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They do their baking on site

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and they make fresh sushi daily

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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 advanceImage

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So there you are – thanks so much to The Fresh Market for the nice goodie bag – I can’t wait to try the coffee!

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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!!!

9 thoughts on “Fresh Market opening tomorrow at 9am 3338 St. Charles Avenue

  1. Reblogged this on Matt Thomas and commented:
    I love, love, love the Fresh Market in Mobile; the one opening tomorrow in the former Borders Bookstore/former-former Bultman Funeral Home looks like a beautiful adaptation of a historic building on St. Charles.

  2. So glad to see the old Bultman Funeral Home put to good use! Fresh Market will bring new life to that corner. I remember when it was pretty much a food desert (ironic in a city known for its great dining).

  3. Another place for me to add to my “must do while living in NOLA!! Oh I am about to go broke in there for sure.. can’t wait to get moved & settled and SHOP!!

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