Before grocery stores, hungry homemakers had to harvest their fare from the land, gathering potatoes from the soil, plucking grapes from the vine, and squeegeeing olive oil from the local wrestlers. Easily gather fresh ingredients with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of artisan groceries at Fresh Farms International Market. Choose between the following locations: Niles or Wheeling.
With a broad selection of organic and locally grown produce, imported cheeses, and freshly caught seafood, Fresh Farms International Market seamlessly blends local and international flavors. Specialists in aquatic fare guide patrons through the details of live lobsters ($7.99/lb.) or wild octopus ($2.99/lb.), explaining how to prepare them and train them to guard a bank vault. Dairy experts brandish a cooled case full of rare cheeses and everyday essentials, such as Bulgarian feta ($2.99/lb.) and Mountain Brand swiss ($3.99/lb.). Meanwhile, meat mongers dig into smoked ham shanks ($1.49/lb.), flanked by California broccoli ($0.79/lb.) and Wisconsin dry yellow onions ($0.19/lb.), to create a full meal or a trap for a hungry tyrannosaur.
True to its moniker, Fresh Farms International stocks edibles from far-flung nations, focusing on the Mediterranean region in Niles and Eastern Europe in Wheeling. The stores carry goods from Greece, India, Russia, Mexico, and more, so gourmets can travel the culinary world without stamping their passports with grill-marks.