Most of my facebook fans already know this, but if you missed it, The Fresh Market opened this morning in Athens. I was very excited to be invited to the “Parmesan Cracking” ceremony this morning. It was a great experience and I was very happy to sample all the goodies!
All in all I felt the prices were comparable with other similar stores in the area, but they seemed to have a bigger variety.
I was very pleased to see the grind your own peanut butter and almond butter stand. That’s always fun for the kids, plus then you KNOW it’s fresh 🙂
My favorite thing of all had to be the okra chips. They are incredible! I first tasted okra chips on our trip to Helen and I became addicted. They are awesome!
I was also impressed with the pink and purple yogurt pretzels. I think these would be adorable for baby showers!
And then there was the wide variety of sweets! Again, prices were comparable with other bakeries in the area. And they looked SOOO good!
And OH THE CANDY! Anyone who is watching their waist line should avoid this area completely! Better yet, blindfold yourself!
And finally the “Parmesan Cracking”. This was pretty neat – a different sort of grand opening celebration. Side note that this parmesan block cost over $1,000!!! WOW! But was it ever tasty!
I will definitely be back to shop more! Now for the things I’m sure you’re dying to know. We asked the following to managers today during our shop:
Q: Do you take coupons?
Q: On a Buy One Get One Free sale, are the items half off or buy 1 to get 1 free?
A: They should ring up 50% off. If it doesn’t, a manager should be able to correct this.
Q: Will you carry Limburger cheese? (okay this was my mom asking for my grandfather!)
A: YES – very soon – shipment was delayed.
And if you want to see the grand opening cutting of the cheese, watch below!