Being organic vegetable farmers, food is kind of our thing for my husband and me. Having access to high-quality, fresh, and healthy ingredients to whip up all sorts of excellent foodie goodness is super important to us. That’s why we love the GreenTree Cooperative Grocery and the Market on Main, which are both right in downtown Mt. Pleasant.
GreenTree always has an excellent selection of fresh produce, often grown locally and organically. While we have most of our own veggies and herbs in the summer, GreenTree is the main place we shop in the winter for our produce because the quality and freshness are so much better than what you usually find in larger grocery stores. We’re also in there year-round picking up things we can’t grow ourselves, such as citrus fruits and avocados, as well as other staples like awesome crusty bread, coffee, and one of my personal favorites, their ginger granola!
The Market on Main is one of our other favorite foodie havens, for one huge reason: Cheese! Emma and Susan, the owners of the Market, have an amazing knack for picking out the best, most delicious artisanal cheeses from all over the world! We are huge fans of the Moody Blue, which is a wonderful blue cheese that we keep on hand in our kitchen all the time. We also rotate around to whatever other wonderful cheeses catch our fancy when we stop in.
The Market on Main also has a great selection of craft beer and wines and they make a-MA-zing sandwiches at their deli counter. I’m not going to lie though, it’s the cheeses that get me every time. So, if you’re looking for awesome ingredients to make up some foodie-licious meals, definitely stop into GreenTree and the Market on Main for your fix! You’ll probably discover your two new favorite places to shop!
Michele Monroe is a local organic farmer, mom of two preschool-aged girls, and self-proclaimed food enthusiast. She and her husband, Fred, have owned and operated Monroe Family Organics for the last five years, providing high-quality organic produce to the local area through their Community Supported Agriculture program, as well as through local shops and restaurants. For more information, you can check out their website at www.mforganics.com or their CSA Newsletter blog at mforganics.blospot.com.