What’s Cookin’? - Smithtown
By Nancy Vallarella
The Fresh Market Refresh
Within the Fresh Market’s Smithtown location, changes began to better serve the needs of the local community. This past summer, the Little Big Meal was made available for seven consecutive days instead of just on Thursday. “The new management saw the increase in traffic on Thursdays and made the decision to make it available all week” states Jesse Arias, Meat Manager. “We always make sure there is enough inventory to accommodate shoppers coming in late in the day or at the end the Little Big Meal week by providing substitutions when needed.”
Every Wednesday a new Little Big Meal deal is offered. It is a combination of ingredients to serve four for $20 requiring “little effort and big savings.” There are a variety of proteins to choose from, gluten-free and vegetarian options as well. It is a major time saver. All the items are located near the butcher area. The vegetables are prepped and ready to be dropped into a pan. No washing, peeling or chopping!
“The best part is…I don’t have to think. It’s convenient, fresh and delicious!” raves Ann Mercedes, Smithtown resident and business owner. “I shop here for everything from soup to nuts. Last year, I catered Thanksgiving dinner from Fresh Market which allowed me to mingle with extended family and not fuss in the kitchen. The food is great.” Smithtown Matters bumped into Ann sampling TFM spiral sliced honey ham, corn soufflé and 100% antibiotic free, vegetable fed whole turkey.
This Saturday and Sunday, November 12th and 13th Fresh Market will repeat their Taste of the Holiday sampling event. Visit the Smithtown location between 12 pm and 4 pm and sample items from Fresh Markets Holiday Catering Menu. Store Manager, Nasim Soorami is extending a $5.00 off Early Ordering Offer for Thanksgiving catering orders made during the event.
Also on Saturday, take advantage of Fresh Market’s Surf and Turf Saturday. Through the month of November, $6.99/lb. Wild Alaska Cod and $9.99 Premium Choice Whole Beef Tenderloins. Tuesday specials are $2.99 ground chuck and $2.99 boneless chicken breasts that are antibiotic free and fed a 100% vegetarian diet.
If you haven’t been to the Smithtown Fresh Market recently, it is worth revisiting. There is a noticeable and delicious effort to have you come back again and again. Fresh Market is located at 138 E. Main St., Smithtown