Saturday, February 25, 2012

Fun at The Family Market

A new grocery store has opened in the Long Reach Village Center.  The Family Market gives the Columbia area a new great place to shop for produce, meats, Asian, and Latin Foods.  Thanks to HowChow for alerting me to this great new place.  It is a cross between the typical American grocery store and the typical Asian style groceries.  I have visited HMart in Catonsville several times and always loved buying produce and meats.  For those who a little overwhelmed by the vast selection of products that you can't identify at HMart, you should give The Family Market a try. 

I went to try out the grocery store today to find some fun things to make.  I will share some of the results in future posts.  The store was clean.  The employees were helpful and spoke English.  They had lots of great produce at fantastic prices.  In addition to the aisles of Asian food products, they also have aisles of Latin food products and traditional American products.  It is easy to identify most of the Asian products, with some English on the products.  Some of the roducts include large and small bags of rice, noodles, sauces, seaweed, oils, spices, and Asian snacks and candies. The Latin section featured a large array of dried beans and dried chilies of different types.  The Asian and Latin products were very well-priced, while the American products were slightly higher compared to your typical Giant or Safeway.     

Just to show you how great the produce prices were, I wanted to share with you my produce purchase. 

1.2 Pounds Red Seedless Grapes
1Yellow Pepper
1 Red Pepper
1 Green Pepper
1 Lemon
1 Jalapeno Pepper
2 Limes
3 Stalks Lemon Grass
Handful of Thai Red Chilies
0.9 Pounds Yams
1 Piece of Ginger
Pack of Dried Chilies
1 Bunch Carrots
4 Plum Tomatoes
1 Pack Sun dried Tomatoes
2 Pounds Baby Red Potatoes
1 Pound Shallots
2 Red Onions
1 Bunch Green Onions
2 Fuji Apples

Any guesses on the cost of this?  Drum roll please ....  $18.21. 

The meat section contains great cuts of beef, pork, chicken, duck, and an array of seafood.  In addition, I was able to buy a dozen cage-free eggs for only $1.29. 

Great fun exploring a new find in Columbia!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mark, When you pick up your blogging again, and when you write about anything in the hocoblog scene, including the term hocofood@@@ in your posts will automatically publish your post in the hoco food section of Hope you'll consider doing so. Thanks! jessie