Our regular feature highlighting local markets and services that cater to our sized households.
Some really interesting things in our local markets this week along with the beginning of some seasonal pickings. Our shoppers seemed to be enamored with cheeses this week. When you see what they found you will know why. We visited
Sofo’s Market, The Anderson’s (Maumee), Fresh Market, and Monnette’s (Secor)
Always good pickings from our iconic Italian market. Two particular highlights have to be the large variety of size and shapes available for pizza dough and something that is often overlooked at
Sofo’s, a respectable wine selection.
Sofia’s always has great Italian and european cheeses. This provolone looked really good
Cheese Curds at Sofo’s. Cheese in its purest and simplest form
From the Sofo’s bakery, “Chop Blocks” or as we call it really delicious bread
Sofia’s doesn’t over promote their wine selection but they should. A much better and interesting selection than a mega mart
Sofia’s doesn’t just have one type of pizza dough. they have a large variety of sizes available
Sofia’s always has a good selection of Italian meats and cheeses. Citterio is a great brand with broad variety
Panettone at Sofo’s
Just in time for spring pasta salads. Check out Cora Banana and Red Peppers at Sofo’s
Kringles, fresh green beans, garlic sauce, and potatoes goat cheese. But hey, that is
Nice looking and priced Roma Tomatoes at The Anderson’s
These green beans look perfect at The Anderson’s
We love these mini peppers for grilling, salads or snacking at The Anderson’s
The Anderson’s has a wide variety of standard and unique dried beans and lentils. Check in the produce section
Oasis garlic sauce and other local favorites in the deli at The Anderson’s
A wide variety of specialty cookies from Sauder Village at The Anderson’s
Frozen Kringles regionally produced at The Anderson’s. As good as any coffee cake
An unusual cheese from The Anderson’s
Best fish finds of the week plus a whole plethora of other good eats at
Fresh Market. We can not recommend the cold smoked salmon highly enough!
Raining? Movie night? Take and Bake Brie at Fresh Market
Very specialized cheeses at Fresh Market make for an interesting appetizer or snack. Get experimental
Lemon Pound Cake. Put fruit on top. Good size at Fresh Market
Fresh Market is always experimenting with chicken sausage. This week we have the kale edition
This may be the best smoked salmon from any grocery. Buy a bagel or put on top of a salad. From Fresh Market
Best fish pick of the week. Sashimi Tuna at Fresh Market
A rainbow of colors for peppers at Fresh Market
These mini potatoes just keep registering on the “cool” meter. Plus think about the on the grill. From Fresh Market
Organic pears from Fresh Market. Some things are worth going organic and most fruit is worth a try. There is a definite difference
Heirloom tomatoes are always interesting and worth trying. Fresh Market sports a wide variety.
Two for a dollar eggs and strawberry shortcake mousse. We are not sure if there is a theme but at
Monnette’s who cares. They are always worth walking through.
Strawberry Shortcake Mousse at Monnette’s.
2 for a dollar LARGE eggs. Well worth it at Monnette’s. Egg salad anyone?
Cocktail tomatoes are a bit like Roma’s. They are smaller and most importantly RIPE at Monnette’s
Broccoli is well priced at Monnette’s
We don’t know how much longer these will be around. Try a blood orange at Monnette’s
Smaller, “right sized” avocados at Monnette’s. Good price as well
“Schoolboy” size apples. In other words, medium sized apples at Monnette’s. Wide variety available.
Perfect sized watermelon at Monnettes. These “baby” melons are really sweet as well