The Fresh Market plans giveaways, freebies for new store opening

062408 biz preparedmeals  Photo by Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post    0054480A - wellington - Anne Beaver shops for prepared meals inside The Fresh Market in Wellington. Consumers may be eating out at restaurants less in order to save money, but that doesn’t mean they want to cook. For cheaper than eating out or ordering to-go, customers can pick and choose what fully-prepared entrée, sides and even desserts they bring home.The Fresh Market in wellington says it has seen a modest increase in people ordering prepared foods.    062508

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The Fresh Market will open its newest Palm Beach County location next week, and the grocery chain is planning a series of giveaways and freebies to mark the occasion.

On Jan. 11, the specialty grocer will open its store at 5540 North Military Trail in Boca Raton. The grand opening festivities start at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday and continue through Jan. 22.

The store marks the company’s third in Boca Raton and the 43rd in the state.

Grand opening promotions include:

Wednesday, Jan. 11

·         FREE meal for four from The Fresh Market’s signature Little Big Meal program for the first 50 guests

·         FREE reusable shopping bags and sample size coffee for the first 1,000 guests

·         Chef demonstrations featuring crab cakes and Mama Mancini’s meatballs

·         Grilling demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s gourmet beef burgers and a variety of sausages

·         Food sampling throughout the store, including favorites from Stonewall Kitchen and Good Health Snacks

Thursday, January 12 – Friday, January 13

·         Chef demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s Little Big Meal

·         Food sampling throughout the store, including favorites from the bakery department

Saturday, January 14

·         FREE 9-inch old fashioned apple pie for the first 100 guests

·         Celebratory mini cupcake sampling

·         Grilling demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s gourmet beef burgers and a variety of sausages

·         Food sampling throughout the store, including favorites from the bakery department, The Fresh Market’s Roasted Chicken Salad and Pear Broccoli Salad from the deli department

·         Live music featuring Rhythm Trail Steel Drum Band

Sunday, January 15

·         Chef demonstrations featuring crab cakes and Frontera White Bean Turkey Chili

·         Food sampling throughout the store, including favorites from Gelato Petrini, Parmigiano Reggiano and Cajun Krab Dip

Friday, January 20

·         Chef demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s signature Little Big Meal

·         Food sampling throughout the store, including favorites from the bakery department, Suja Life and Super Crab Dip

Saturday, January 21

·         Grilling demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s gourmet beef burgers and a variety of sausages

·         Chef demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s signature Little Big Meal

·         Live music featuring Rhythm Trail Steel Drum Band

Sunday, January 22

·         Chef demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s signature Little Big Meal

·         Food sampling throughout the store including favorites from the bakery department