DIY Gifts from the Kitchen: The Market’s Homemade Holiday Treats

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to spread joy than with heartfelt, homemade gifts from your kitchen? At The Market, we believe in the power of sharing good food and the joy it brings to our loved ones. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through creating delightful DIY gifts for everyone on your list using quality ingredients you can find right here at The Market. Happy gifting!

For the kids: Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar

Spread smiles this season with the gift of Magic Hot Cocoa Mix. This is a delightful gift for the cocoa connoisseur in your life, especially the pint-sized ones with a sweet tooth! Packed in a jar, it’s a hot chocolate party waiting to happen.

Full instructions and ingredients for this chocolatey gift can be found here.

For the Family: Signature Jam or Preserve

This holiday season, gift a jar of homemade sweetness with DIY Jam! Crafted with love, this is your ticket to creating a delectable jar of fruity goodness for the ones who matter most—your family. Whether it’s a classic strawberry jam or a daring blend of mixed berries, the choice is yours.

Full instructions and ingredients for this spreadable fruity gift can be found here.

For the Neighbors: Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

This season, delight your neighbors with a taste of warmth and cheer! Cinnamon Sugar Cookies are your secret ingredient to spreading holiday joy (even to the Scrooge next door). Your neighbors will thank you for the sweet surprise, and every bite will be a reminder of the warmth you’ve shared this holiday season.

Full instructions and ingredients for this sweet classic cookie can be found here.

For your BFF: Rosé Gummies

This holiday season, treat your BFF to a taste of festive floral magic with homemade Rosé Gummies. This gift of holiday spirit(s) squished into a gummy bear is the ultimate collision of the candies we devoured as kids (and, let’s be real, still do) but an adult version. Cheers to your BFF with this creative boozy gift!

Full instructions and ingredients for this bottle poppin’ candy can be found here.

This holiday season, let the spirit of giving shine through with these delightful DIY gifts from The Market. Whether you’re poppin’ bottles for Rosé gummies, baking a batch of cookies, or crafting jars of hot cocoa, the love and care you put into these creations will surely be appreciated by friends and family. Visit The Market to find the finest ingredients for your homemade gifts, and make this holiday season a celebration of good food, warmth, and shared moments. Happy holidays from The Market!

5 Creative Thanksgiving Sides that Will Outshine the Turkey

This Thanksgiving, don’t settle for the ordinary. These five creative Thanksgiving sides are ready to take your holiday meal to a whole new level. From a spicy kick to the creamy indulgence, these dishes are sure to outshine the turkey and become the stars of your Thanksgiving feast. So, stop in to The Market and gather your ingredients, follow the recipes, and get ready to impress your loved ones with a memorable and mouthwatering Thanksgiving meal.

1. Jalapeño-Cheddar Corn Pudding

Craving a dish that’s creamy, cheesy, and a little bit spicy? Look no further! Try this Jalapeño-Cheddar Corn Pudding, inspired by Chrissy Teigen. This recipe is a flavor-packed journey for your taste buds.

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2. Roasted Mushrooms With Browned Butter, Garlic, and Thyme

Elevate your mushroom game with this Roasted Mushrooms with Browned Butter, Garlic, and Thyme. The richness of mushrooms paired with the browned butter, garlic, and fresh thyme makes for an unforgettable dish.

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3. Crispy Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

Experience comfort food like never before with our Crispy Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes. This recipe will transport you to a world of crispy perfection and aromatic rosemary.

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4. Creamed Brussels Sprouts

Even Brussel Sprouts deserve love on this feasting holiday. These little green gems are transformed into a side dish that’s pure comfort on a plate.

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5. Baked Mac And Cheese With Bacon

Indulge in the irresistible pairing of creamy cheese, perfectly cooked pasta, and savory bacon. This dish will have you savoring every bite of this classic favorite with a delightful twist.

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Playmaker’s Grocery List

Lions🦁, Broncos🐴, Bears🐻 oh my!

Tailgating season is in full swing. Whether you are loading the car up and tailgating at the stadium, or you’re throwing a party at home. Getting ready for your tailgating party can be a lot of work. No matter who you’re cheering for when Sunday rolls around, The Market is here to make it easy for you. Check out our ultimate Playmaker’s Grocery List to make sure you don’t fumble a single thing!

Cheese and Crackers
Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Hot Dogs and Buns
Variety of pop
Paper products
Plastic utensils
Coolers with ice
Folding table and folding chairs
Plastic tablecloth
Portable grill, plus propane or charcoal and lighter fluid
Matches or lighter
Grilling utensils
Meat thermometer
Aluminum foil and plastic wrap
Trash bags/cans
Coolers with ice

Fall at The Market

As the leaves begin to fall, we know that another summer has come and gone. But here at The Market, we love the crisp coldness in the air, the colors of leaves, and how everything you make and eat gives you a warm and cozy feeling. The changing of the seasons also means changing of fresh produce! Here at The Market, we are committed to the towns we serve and that starts with high-quality, in-season produce. So here is a seasonal guide of some obvious and not-so-obvious fall goodies to add to your next grocery list!

Build Your Own Charcuterie Board

By now, you’ve seen charcuterie boards either at a party, wedding, or all over Instagram! These trendy appetizers are AMAZING, but can also be a little daunting to create. Charcuterie is the art of preparing and assembling cured meats and other meat products. But, many people use the term charcuterie to refer to an assortment of meats that are paired with different accompaniments, such as toast, fruit, cheese, and sauces.

A beautiful charcuterie board is a statement piece and a time-saver, since it typically requires little to no cooking. It only takes a few minutes to assemble and you don’t need to be an expert food stylist.

Here at The Market, we want to break down exactly what you’ll need to be on your way to create your own impressive board. The perfect appetizer for any party!

Alright, before we start, let’s talk about the actual board itself. Here’s the thing, you can use whatever size/shape you want. So get creative with what you already have in your home; a clean and flat surface is all you really need!

Next comes the food. The key to a good charcuterie board is doing what you want. Choose all your favorite ingredients and whatever you think your guests will love. Start of with a couple different meats, different textures of cheeses, and then the extras! Below we have listed some of the popular choices to help you build your board:

Meat: dry-cured pork, bresaola, salami, and mortadella.

Cheese: brie, havarti, cheddar, gouda, gruyère, burrata, goat cheese, fresh ricotta… (literally any cheese, the list goes on)

Extras: pickles, olives, spreads, jams, nuts, fruits, veggies, crackers, chocolate and if you want to get a little fancy honey is always a great touch.

Once you have all the yummy ingredients, its time to build. Place your cheeses, cut and fold the meat, and sprinkle around the extras and just like that, you have your own gorgeous charcuterie board! If you take it step by step, it doesn’t have to be scary. You’ll be ready to rock your next party. Enjoy!

We you covered with all the tasty ingredients to build the perfect board for your next party (or just a fancy snack for one). Stop by and pick up some of your perfect pairings on your next trip to The Market.

Switching Up Summer S’mores

Picture this. It’s a perfect summer night, you and your family and friends are gathered around the campfire. But there is one thing missing… S’MORES! Making s’mores to wrap up a long day in the sun just seems to hit different. The fun thing about s’mores is there are so many different ways to mix it up from the classic chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker combo, to something more creative like throwing in some Nutella for a gooier and creamier bite! Next time you’re preparing for an epic night around the campfire, stop at The Market and load up on some of these out-of-the-box combinations to make your summer nights even more unforgettable!

Peanut Butter Lovers🥜

Whether you like your PB creamy or crunchy, smear your favorite on a graham cracker. Ditch the classic chocolate for a peanut butter cup and toast up your mallow. One bite of this peanut butter dream, and it will become a new favorite!

Berry Bliss🍓

This one is for people who like to keep it cool on a hot night. Grab your classic graham cracker but ditch the flame. Load up with your choice of marshmallow fluff or cool whip, and top with your favorite berries. Smash together and enjoy this cool sweet-tart treat!

Cookie Monster🍪

Grab your favorite kind of cookie and ditch the graham cracker. Layer your s’more as you normally would, but instead, make a yummy cookie sandwich. While eating, you will feel obligated to say “Om Nom Nom Nom”!

Nutella Dream😋

Leave the boring chocolate in the wrapper for this concoction! Load up your graham with some creamy hazelnut spread, smash your toasted marshmallow down, and bite into the gooiest bite of s’more you’ve ever had!

Next time you’re gathered around the fire, try one or all or even make up your own! Snap a picture and make sure to tag @mymarketstores so we can see all of your campfire creations!

Spring at The Market

What once was white, let’s now turn green! After the harsh and long winters, we inevitably get excited for the season change. Spring brings warmer air, budding trees, longer days, and of course, a new harvest! So, what fruit and vegetables can we see coming into spring harvest? Below, we list 5 of our favorite foods that are more plentiful in spring and their nutritional factors:


Arugula is rich in nutrients and low in sugar, calories, carbohydrates, and fat. It’s high in several vital nutrients including: Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that supports immune function, cell growth, overall eye health, and night vision. It also helps maintain heart, lung and kidney function.

Like most tender greens, arugula is perishable and needs to be used within a few days of purchase. Our tip is to look for crips leaves with no moisture


Feeling sick? Eat a mushroom. Throughout history, civilizations have treasured mushrooms as a source of strength and healing. The average American eats nearly three pounds of mushrooms a year, according to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center. Mushrooms contain health-boosting vitamins and minerals, along with protein and fiber. For example, one cup of cremini mushrooms has only 15 calories, but 2 grams of protein and nearly 1 gram of fiber.


Rhubarb has more benefits than being in a pie (though we can all agree it might be the best way to have it). Rhubarb is rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins (which give it its red color) and proanthocyanidins. These antioxidants have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties, which help protect you from many health-related issues such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes


These tiny morsels provide BIG nutrition. Sprouts are rich in a number of important nutrients. While the specific ratio of nutrients varies depending on the type of sprout, they generally contain high levels of folate, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin K. In fact, they have higher amounts of these nutrients than fully-grown versions of the same plants.


Ahh, the turnip, the potatoes’ cousin. Turnips are a fantastic alternative for potatoes and are a good source of vitamin B6, folate, calcium, potassium, and copper. A very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and manganese. The turnip greens are a super food and packed with nutrients.

Seeing Green at The Market

If you do not like green eggs and ham (Dr. Seuss reference for those of you who don’t remember), but you still want to embrace the luck of the Irish this year, The Market has all you need for Saint Patrick’s Day! Here’s our list of a few favorite in-green-dients (😉) and how to use them to get in the St. Patty’s Day spirit!

Leafy Greens
An obvious choice, but with options aplenty! Grab a few bunches of kale, lettuce, and spinach from The Market near you for a leafy green salad, and get extra festive with a Green Goddess or Avocado dressing!

Crunchy, fresh, and more tart than their red and yellow counterparts, green apples are a great choice for a snack or side.

Green Peppers
Add a little crunch to your celebration with fresh green peppers! A fun holiday tip: Pick ones with four columns and cut them horizontally to look like four-leaf clovers!

Love it or hate it, you can’t argue that it’s appropriately colored for March 17th! Roast it, toss it in the air fryer, or serve it raw with veggie ranch dip.

Calling all millennials! Use the day the world turns green as an excuse to buy–and eat–all the avocados for avocado toast that your heart desires.

Get a little tropical with these cute and fuzzy fruits. Grab a mini cookie cutter and make them look like clovers to really get in the spirit!

We hear these pair well with beer–or really anything, for that matter.

These are just a few of the green things you can grab at The Market, but the options are truly endless! Start your list and find the location nearest you here (we promise it’s easier than finding the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow):

Valentine’s Day Inspiration (That Isn’t Chocolate)

Halloween trick or treating, Christmas treats, New Year’s truffles… anyone else feeling like chocolate has run its course? If you’re trying to do something a little different for your Valentine (or they’re really sticking to their resolutions this year), there are lots of options to get for your special someone that aren’t of the cacao variety. Here are a few you can find right a The Market near you!

Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies

Still sweet, but then again so is your Valentine. Grab some from the refrigerated aisle to pop right in the oven or get all the ingredients you need to make, cut, and bake your own. Bonus points if you write a sweet message on top with icing!

Make-Your-Own Pizza

Pizza night, but make it romantic. Whether you take the easy road and rearrange the pepperonis on your favorite frozen ‘za or stock up on all the things you need for a homemade version, it will be love at first bite.

Flower Arrangements

Tried and true, some fresh stems from the floral section will make anyone feel loved and special. The best part? Your sweetheart can’t eat them so they’ll be able to enjoy them much longer than any edible items (and if they do, well… to each their own, we guess.)

A Bouquet of Pink and Red Fruit

Slice strawberries to look like hearts, take a cookie cutter to fresh watermelon, and toss with some berries and cherries for a festive fruit bowl. Level up by serving it to your Valentine for breakfast in bed!


Our bakery sections are always available to help you celebrate! Call ahead at select locations for custom cupcakes, full cakes, or cookies. The effort and planning ahead make it extra special.

No matter how you choose to express your love this year, shopping for something special at The Market is sure to be the perfect way to show your appreciation! Take this post to your nearest location and get something on our list that’s perfect for your Valentine (or ALL of it if you really love them). Find your store here.

The Top 5 Types of Snacks to Pack on Your Next Road Trip

Planning a family road trip this summer? Whether it is just a day trip or a weeklong one, you don’t
need very much to have a killer road trip. In fact, all you really need is a destination, good music… and snacks!

Before you head out on the road, make sure you stop in The Market and grab our
top 5 snacks to pack on your next road trip.

  1. Something crunchy: Chips, popcorn, and crackers.
  2. Something salty: Popcorn, pretzels, and sunflower seeds.
  3. Something healthy: easy-to-eat fruits and veggies like apples, orange, celery, and cherry
  4. Something savory: beef jerky, peanuts, and trail mix.
  5. Something sweet: candy and chocolate are no-brainers for road trips, so we know you won’t
    forget these necessities.

Find The Market nearest you to stop in and stock up.