The Fresh Market is a wonderful chain of smaller grocery stores that sell baked goods, prime meat and seafood, prepared foods to take home for dinner, and organic produce.
I don't shop Fresh Market as a routine practice, but stop in at the one nearby Mom's when she is in town. We meander around commenting on the giant artichokes, or the lovely little organic cucumbers, or whatever catches our fancy at the time.
Yesterday, I was in with Mom to pick up some Revolution Earl Grey Lavender tea which is perhaps the best tea EVER. So many gourmet and unusual foods abound that it is hard to take everything in at one time.
Yesterday Mom and I saw cucumber soda, blood orange soda, and lavender soda! We picked up the lavender soda to give it a try. Both of us delight int that sort of thing, so I guess I came by it naturally.
One of Fresh Market's unique features are little "rooms" that they have up high near the ceiling. Conventional markets often display lawn chairs and coolers or other seasonal items in such spaces.
The produce is amazing...