Farmers Fresh Market hosted its official grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 3, inviting the town of Ignacio to join in on the celebration. Customers were greeted with a number of sales from produce to frozen foods, as well as free sample booths. Southern Ute Chairman, Clement J. Frost gave blessings to all in attendance with hopes of seeing future successes.
“I appreciate you all for coming. It’s nice to have a grocery store in our town of Ignacio. A lot of work was put into it, but it was an [accomplishment] and we will see it continue to grow.”
Southern Ute drum group, Yellow Jacket closed the ceremony by playing traditional songs, which was met with gratification from Farmers Fresh Market general manager, Amos Lee. Lee commented on how he’s looking forward to bringing a successful business to the community.
“We’re just really happy to be here. There’s still some things we’re working on to make it perfect, but I feel really good about having an official opening. We have sales going on, our pharmacy is now open … it’s been a busy process.”
Lee added that he hasn’t excluded the idea of selling traditional foods for the native community.
“Any kind of food we’re interested in offering. Now that we can bring everything in, we can really customize what people want to eat. I’m not well versed in the traditional native foods, but it’s definitely something I could see expanding in.”