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Figaro Farms Fresh Market offers unique items, courteous service

2/24/2011 - South Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Figaro Farms Fresh Market, located at East Turkeyfoot Lake and Cottage Grove roads, offers a variety of fresh products.
Photo: Maria Lindsay
GREEN — Unique, fresh and quality food items are being offered at Figaro Farms Fresh Market, said owner Andy Figley.

“Our new market tempts customers’ taste buds with fresh and unique food items,” said Figley. “It all started with our farm five years ago. We grew vegetables such as sweet corn, onions, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cantaloupe, watermelon, cabbage, zucchini, cucumber, carrots, beets, potatoes, green beans and squash, and brought them immediately to our customers’ table.”

Figley said the idea grew from that farm-fresh venue to a store offering a unique shopping experience.

“Figaro Farm Fresh Market offers a fresh approach to old-style courtesy,” he said.

The store, located at 175 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, has large wooden exposed beams constructed of old trees lumbered to provide that country-style look, wooden-plank floors and handmade cabinets.

“When you walk through our store, you will get the best products, the best service and the best prices,” Figley said. “When we use the word fresh, we will be able to stand behind our word.”

The store offers: fresh fish, lobster and crab tails; meats that have not been frozen; Reinecker products such as focaccia bread, pepperoni mozzarella bread and apple cinnamon bread; Hartzler dairy products such as nonhomogenized milk in a glass bottle with cream that rises to the top, as well as eggnog, ice cream and butter; McCutcheon’s jams and jellies; Boar’s Head meats and cheeses sliced to order; and Vida’s homemade noodles.

Other unique products include vanilla and bourbon canned peaches and pears, sun-dried tomato pesto mayo, horseradish cheddar cheese mustard, DeVitis Italian Market sauces and more.

In addition, local Chef John Schulze appears Saturdays around 10 a.m. to demonstrate how to prepare a unique dish. He will make a special appearance Tuesday, March 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. for “A Nite in Louisiana,” when he will make chicken and andouille jambalaya and king cake. Reservations are required by calling the store.

“Come summer, we expand our fresh vegetable offerings and we will have five different varieties of heirloom tomatoes and fruit such as blood oranges,” said Figley. “We literally offer items straight from the field to the table.”

In the fall, Figaro Farms sells gourds, pumpkins and acorn squash, he said.

Figaro Farms Fresh Market is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. In April, store hours expand to close at 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The store is closed Sundays. The store can be reached at 330-896-2220.

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