Thursday, January 18, 2018

The People's Hall Entry #1

Have you ever wondered about the building with the red door across the street? If you don't know too much about the history, it may surprise you! 

This week we at Triple Fresh would like to highlight our neighbors across the street, The People's Hall. This building has a major place in the history of East Fallowfield. People gathered in this building for church worship, Town Hall meetings, a library, and a polling station. 

A picture of People's Hall circa 1950s
The most important use of this building is its role in the Underground Railroad. Highlighted in the book "Ercildoun: A Quaker Village in Chester County, PA" author Janet Polk Morris discusses how there is a tunnel that connects People’s Hall with our very own Triple Fresh Market. There is a hidden door in the floor of People’s Hall where slaves would travel between the two buildings. This door has since been sealed. Morris also speaks of the neighboring safe houses that would help those seeking freedom from the Southern states. This is where the freedom seekers were housed and cared for during the day and prepped for transportation during the night.

That historical link between Triple Fresh Market and The People’s Hall shows that our tradition of neighbors helping neighbors existed way back 200 years ago.
Stay tuned to our page as we share more interesting facts about the history of Triple Fresh, its building, and link to The People's Hall.
Source: "Ercildoun: A Quaker Village in Chester County, PA" by Janet Polk Morris

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Try New Food in 2018!

Are you starting to get bored of your routine? Eating the same thing every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday? Not looking forward to meals because you’re so bored?
A New Year’s Resolution that is commonly used is “going out of your comfort zone”.  Some people interpret this as learning a new skill or jumping out of an airplane. It could also be something as small as trying a new food or cuisine that you are not familiar with. May we recommend sushi?

“Sushi? What does Triple Fresh know about sushi?!” Yes, that seems to be a common reaction. Triple Fresh has partnered with the pan Asian restaurant Zing and is now selling sushi in our store! We carry a handful of sushi roll flavors which is just enough to get you familiar with this unique dish.

If you’re a little nervous about trying sushi, don’t worry. There is, what some like to call, a “beginners roll”. In most sushi places, it is referred to as the California roll. This is usually the roll people order when they try sushi for the first time. It contains crab, avocado, and cucumbers hugged by a blanket of seaweed and a bed of rice. This roll goes great with just about any other Asian, preferably Japanese, dish you wish to pair it with or simply by itself.

After you’re comfortable with that roll, you could move onto their spicy tuna roll. Even though it has “spicy” in its title, it is very tolerable. This roll is also wrapped with seaweed and rice. The tuna roll has a little bit of a crunchy outer to make this a little different than other rolls.
What a standard Philadelphia roll looks like

You can also try the Philadelphia roll which contains smoked salmon, cucumbers, and cream cheese. It’s self explanatory as to why this roll is pretty popular in this area.  
Sushi is safe to consume and fun to eat. If you choose to bring home one of our Zing packages, make sure to keep it refrigerated until consumed.  Sushi is not a hot dish.
This year, you don’t have to swim with the sharks or become a CEO of a company to go out of your comfort zone. Start simple. Start with sushi!

 Zing is located across from Harry’s Hotdogs in Sadsburyville. Stop in their store to try more of their tasty menu! They serve a more expanded sushi menu, as well as General Tso’s chicken, miso soup, and other pan Asian favorites.   

The People's Hall Entry #1

Have you ever wondered about the building with the red door across the street? If you don't know too much about the history, it may surp...