The Fresh Market sizzles through summer with July happenings

The Fresh Market sizzles through summer with July happenings

Specialty grocer announces fresh schedule of community-focused initiatives and in-store sampling events

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 — The Fresh Market is a specialty grocer focused on providing fresh, delicious food with friendly service in a warm and inviting atmosphere. From seasonally fresh produce to exceptional quality meat and seafood, signature baked goods and thousands of organic options, The Fresh Market is dedicated to offering guests the most delicious ingredients and inspiring meal solutions.

WHAT/ WHEN: The Fresh Market’s July happenings
The Fresh Market’s 176 store locations warmly welcome guests to enjoy the following sampling events and community initiatives this July:

The 1-3-5 Food Drive: July 1-31
For many children who rely on free and reduced-price school meals, the summer months can be the hungriest time of year. During the month of July, The Fresh Market’s 176 store locations will partner with local food banks for a charitable giving campaign focused on stocking the pantry for those in need. The Fresh Market is committed to engaging its neighbors to help relieve hunger insecurity and will encourage guests to help end childhood hunger by making a donation of $1, $3 or $5.  All money raised will be donated in the form of much-needed, nourishing food from The Fresh Market’s shelves directly to each store’s local food bank partner.

Fourth of July Sampling Event: July 1-2 from 2-6 p.m. each day
The Fresh Market is the neighborhood destination for foodies looking to fire up the grill this Fourth of July! The specialty grocer welcomes its local communities to sizzling sampling events July 1 and 2 aimed at highlighting tasty, Fourth of July classics -- such as gourmet burgers, juicy watermelon and pineapple -- to enjoy over the holiday weekend:

  • Outdoor sampling of gourmet burgers, ground fresh daily and handmade in store with fresh-baked Golden Potato hamburger buns; 100 percent, all-beef hot dogs with soft Golden Potato hot dog buns; and freshly cut pineapple and seedless watermelon
  • Farmer’s market stand packed with The Fresh Market’s seasonal produce such as crisp corn, juicy watermelon and other summer staples
  • ‘Boardwalk Treat’ sampling station with tastes of Talenti cinnamon peach biscuit gelato made with biscuit cookie pieces and a swirl of sweet peach butter; hand-picked yellow peaches; and sweet and salty samples of Stosh’s fairground kettle corn
  • Bakery sampling of gourmet stone fruit tarts made with a buttery tart shell coated in white chocolate and filled with The Fresh Market’s signature pastry cream; toppings include a variety of seasonal stone fruits and a delicate apricot glaze

The Fresh Pick: Stone Fruit: July 15-16 from 2-6 p.m. each day
Stop by The Fresh Market on July 15-16 for The Fresh Pick – a month-long seasonal celebration of juicy fruit picked in the peak of ripeness and delivered directly to the specialty grocer. Guests will enjoy sampling varieties of this July’s featured fruit, stone fruit, including fresh-from-the-farm plumcots, nectarines and yellow peaches.  Stone fruit-inspired recipes such as roasted peach whiskey sauce, peach jam and peach and pecan baked brie will also be highlighted during the sampling event:

  • Sweet summer samples of fresh plumcot varieties, nectarines and yellow peaches in the produce department
  • Tastes of Stonewall Kitchen roasted peach whiskey sauce perfect for topping BBQ meats and sandwiches; basil tortellini salad made in store with tri-color, cheese-filled tortellini, crisp veggies and topped with fresh basil and light Italian vinaigrette; and crunchy bites of Woodstock organic bread and butter pickles in the deli department
  • Samples of peach and pecan baked brie topped with Stonewall Kitchen peach jam, crunchy pecans and wrapped with a flaky puff pastry; stone fruit tart made fresh with seasonal fruit; and Stonewall Kitchen peach jam made with juicy, sun-ripened peaches to perfectly capture one of summer’s greatest tastes in the bakery department
  • Bakery sampling of gourmet stone fruit tarts made with a buttery tart shell coated in white chocolate and filled with The Fresh Market’s signature pastry cream; toppings include a variety of seasonal stone fruits and a delicate apricot glaze

Salmon Season Cutting on the Floor: July 29-30 from 2-6 p.m. each day
To help guests enjoy the best of salmon season, The Fresh Market will highlight its premium selection of wild salmon including Sockeye, King or Coho (seasonal availability fluctuates) in the seafood department with custom cuts of salmon and expert tips to best prepare the fish at home.

Visit thefreshmarket.com for more information and event updates.

WHERE: The Fresh Market’s 176 store locations nationwide
For local store information, please visit thefreshmarket.com/your-market/store-locator.

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