Thursday, June 1, 2017

East Fallowfield’s Favorite Butcher Retires
   Richard Hoover was hired by, and worked alongside the former Hershey’s Market owner, Braydon Hershey, who surely saw his potential of becoming a great asset to his company. 30 years ago, Jim Petro bought Hershey’s Market in Christiana and Dick loved his job so much that he decided to stay on board with us as a butcher.
  Triple Fresh bought Webster’s store in Ercildoun in 1988, and Dick moved to this location shortly after.  Dick is one of the butchers we’ve always been proud of. He’s our shiny trophy we like to show off to everyone coming in and out of our store. Plenty of customers see and recognize his custom butcher cuts, and all of those customers always ask for Dick when they call. He’s always saying hello to familiar, and even the not so familiar faces.

   Dick will finally be turning over his cleaver to retire from Triple Fresh Market today, Thursday, June 1st. So stop in today to see Dick, in all of his glory, one last time. Get that perfect cut steak for your family cookout this weekend, and meet one of the friendliest, hard-working, loyal employees that will grow with the history of this store, and will always be a part of the Triple Fresh Family! We will miss you, Dick!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Now Hiring! Deli Associate

Triple Fresh is Now Hiring! - Apply in Store Today

Deli Associate

Job Summary
The overall responsibility of the Deli Associate is to assist deli customers with their order and to suggest if additional purchases are required. Also to perform a variety of food preparation tasks in all areas of the Deli. 

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Prepare a variety of foods according to customer orders or Deli managers.
2. Strictly adheres to the Triple Fresh menu and ingredients as spelled out in the Deli Manual
3. Operates all deli equipment in accordance with customers’ orders, weighing and pricing accordingly. (Must be 18 or old to perform this task)
4. Control portions and wrap all food items as required, label or identify correctly.
5. Be aware of all food specials and Chef Case offerings
6. Interact with customer for possible “up-selling” of other store items. Make sure they have coupon booklets.
7. When not assisting customers make sure all working and food prep areas are clean, maintained and stocked.
8. Put away any unused food items in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
9. Transport dirty dishes and utensils to the dish washing areas and properly place for cleaning.
10. Wash, peel and cut various foods to prepare for cooking, serving and/or storing for future use.
11. Assist the meat department with the wrapping of raw products for sale.
12. Keep Hot Food Station fully stocked and rotate from breakfast to lunch accordingly.
13. Assist the Deli Manager on a daily basis in the areas of 
i) Cleanliness
ii) Proper stock levels
iii) Organized and neat
iv) Food items stored correctly
v) Security and Safety measures are observed by employees.
14. Maintain Coffee Station and track its spoilage. Reports results to Deli Manager.
15. Works with Deli Manager to reduce spoilage to within established parameters.
16. Advises Deli Manager of all extraordinary observations or issues.
17. Assists in key areas like preparing deli or party trays and prepared food cases as needed.
18. Communicates and supports Deli as required.
19. Work with and support other departments within the Triple Fresh organization.
20. Other duties as assigned.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Triple Fresh Baseball Week 2017
   Everyone who is familiar with our down home country market knows that the Triple Fresh family loves baseball! In fact, we love it so much, that every year we host a “Baseball Week” in our store, so our customers can enjoy it as well!
   Baseball week will be from April 22nd – April 29th and will take place at Triple Fresh Market. We welcome everyone to come by and enjoy the specials we have to offer. Enjoy any sandwich from our deli menu on a delicious pretzel bun and you will get a chance to play “Deli Baseball” to win a prize! Or order from our specialty hot dog menu to try something “from left field.”
   Triple Fresh will be starting off Baseball Week with a cotton candy, and popcorn machine. So be sure to stop by on the weekend of April 22nd and 23rd for some fun baseball snacks!
   Dare we forget to mention that our market will also be bringing back the Phillies Ticket Giveaway? Customers who spend $25 or more will receive a chance to win! Winners will be announced shortly after Baseball Week is over.

Even if you’re not a Phillies fan, we know hope for your team springs eternal!  Tell your friends and family to join our friends and family while we celebrate Baseball Week April 22nd – 29th. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Triple Fresh Easter Egg Hunt – Huge Success!
   Sunday, April 9th, 2017 was a beautiful day. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the temperature was a perfect tell-tale that spring is finally here to stay. But it wasn’t just any lovely spring day, it was also the day that Triple Fresh hosted their Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
   The Easter Egg Hunt this year turned out to be a big hit. There were plenty of familiar faces, and some new faces as well! Triple Fresh couldn’t be any more thrilled with how this event turned out. Everyone had a great time, and next year we plan to come back even bigger with more eggs, more candy, and more prizes! Children took pictures with the Easter Bunny, hunted for eggs, and had lots of fun playing in the yard next door.

   A big congrats goes out to our two “Golden Egg” winners, who each won a special Easter Basket filled with toys and goodies. We hope that everyone that attended this special event will come back for more next year. Hoppy Easter!


Friday, April 7, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt

Triple Fresh Hosts their Annual Easter Egg Hunt Bigger & Better this Year

   Be sure to mark your calendar for Sunday, April 9th, because the Easter Bunny will be visiting Triple Fresh again, and he has twice as many eggs as last year!
   Last year, dozens of East Fallowfield community members, as well as non-locals, came to our first ever Easter Egg Hunt. This year, we’re making it even more enjoyable. The Egg Hunt will be hosted in the front and back yard of the house next door off of Buck Run Road. Triple Fresh invites parents and children ages 10 and under to come join the fun as we celebrate one of our favorite events! The Egg Hunt starts promptly at 1:10 p.m., so don’t be late! Parking will be available at the Market, as well as the lot across the street next to People’s Hall. Make sure to get here a little early and stop by our barbecue for a bite to eat. On a time crunch? No worries, our outdoor barbecue is open for business until 6 p.m.!
   Children will be divided into two age groups. Younger children (ages 1-5) will have their egg hunt in the back yard, while the older children (ages 6-10) have their egg hunt in the front yard. We are hosting our Easter Egg Hunt in a more expansive area, for safety purposes, and of course space to accommodate more participants. We will have some Triple Fresh Staff out there to help monitor the event.
   There will be one Golden Egg for each age group. Whichever child finds the Golden Egg can redeem the ticket found inside the egg at the market for a Grand Prize. So tell your little ones to keep their eyes peeled!

   If you’re a regular customer at our market, then you know how much Triple Fresh strives to be a staple of the East Fallowfield Community. We consider our customers a part of our family, so come join the family fun on Sunday April 9th at 1 pm (and bring your own bag or basket)!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

This Week's Specials - 3/9 - 3/15

This week's Specials
Q&A with Jim Petro

1.      Talk a little bit about the history of Triple Fresh
Triple Fresh is one of the oldest continually operated food establishments in the country.  The original building was constructed as a store to serve the needs of the growing village of Ercildoun in 1818, so almost 200 years ago.

The Websters purchased it around 1863 when their family came here from the Lancaster area.  This building has not only served as the local market, but was also the post office for a while.

I have been told that there is a tunnel from the basement of our building to the People’s Hall across the street.  The tunnel served as a hiding place and escape route for passengers of the Underground Railroad.  I have seen the entrance at the People’s Hall, but no one knows anymore where it comes into our building.

A few years ago, we were moving things around in the basement and we found, carved in the wall, Louis S King and Sons 1893, they had done some masonry here and left a “signature”. 

Throughout the Webster’s tenure the building changed to meet the needs of the people of the surrounding area.  The Websters sold everything from paint and nails to buggy parts, model T parts, gas, and groceries, school books and clothing.

The Websters took special care of their neighbors.  We have heard that Mr. Webster would take IOUs during the Depression, knowing that he may never collect on them.

The market had rocking chairs out front so that the Websters could sit with their neighbors.  When the Steel Mill was at its height, Websters served as the local grocery store for this area.

My family purchased the store from Lloyd Webster in 1987.  Lloyd was the fourth generation owner of Websters Market.

We continued the traditions the Websters had established, serving our community, treating our customers as friends and neighbors, getting to know them and doing everything we can to be an integral part of our community.

We doubled the size of the Market in 2000, so we could add more groceries, expand the deli and meat department. And we are in the planning phases of a remodel that will further expand our capabilities.

2.       What makes Triple Fresh Catering special?
What we offer the couple and their guests, besides great food, is customization.

Triple Fresh Catering grew up as an off-site Caterer.  We learned the business by doing all of our work in other peoples’ spaces.  We work with many different Event Locations in the area – Faunbrook Bed and Breakfast, Beale Manor, Brandywine Manor House, and others as well as working in our client’s homes, or farms, or wherever they choose to have their event.

We can also work with the couple’s tastes, we can customize our menu to fit their needs and wants.  As an example – Heidi’s Mushroom tartlet.  It is an item that appears on our appetizer menu.  It was requested by a bride, whose family made a similar item and she really wanted it on her menu.  We worked with her to create it, and have been serving it since.

To us, it is more about meeting the needs and expectations of the couple and their guests, rather than trying to make them fit into a certain space or pre-determined menu.

We take the customer service we learned from the community store where we started and bring that to our catering events.  Elegance with small town friendliness. 

3.      You offer a lot of Prepared Foods at Triple Fresh Market, what can we look for there?
One item we are offering every day now, that we are very proud of is our Hog Wild Chili, which took second place at the West Chester Chili Cook-Off.  It’s a pulled pork chili made with our Sweet and Spicy Texas Sauce.

Our chef’s create great food for the Heat and Eat convenience of our customers.  WE offer a wide variety of options – that now includes sushi from Zing’s Asian Cuisine that is delivered fresh daily. 

4.      We hear a lot about the Barbecue- what can you tell us?
I think I look forward to the start of BBQ season as much as anyone.  I enjoy those weekends – getting outside after the winter.  And of course, the socializing. 

I have found in my years of cooking that everyone likes to talk BBQ.  It’s just a thing, if you make chicken parmesan or chicken Marsala and serve it at a function, you may get one or two people who ask about how you did it. 

If you barbecue chicken or serve ribs, everyone will ask about your method, share how they do it, how their dad taught them.  Everyone has something to say about BBQ, and usually a very strong opinion about it, and it is great to get out and talk to people about it.

5.      Do you have a favorite local product that you carry in the Market?
I don’t know if this counts – but our Triple Fresh New Orleans BBQ Sauce.  It was the first BBQ recipe I created, I worked hard on that one to get it right, and it is still my favorite.  We bottle it onsite and sell it in the store. 

As far as other items – it’s hard to pick one.  I find a new favorite every so often.  Since we started with the Artisan Exchange in West Chester, we carry a wide selection from the vendors associated with them – I’m rather partial to the iSwich Gourmet Bananas Foster Ice Cream Sandwiches.

 My wife swears by the Swambustin’ honey as a cough remedy.

We carry a lot of different products from local companies like Lamont and Twin Valley Coffee, Doe Run Farms Cheese in East Fallowfield, Baily’s Dairy in West Chester that provides us with Organic Milk and Eggs and many other small, local producers.

East Fallowfield’s Favorite Butcher Retires       Richard Hoover was hired by, and worked alongside the former Hershey’s Market owner, ...