Produce Butcher Marie!
“It’s about quality of life”.~ Marie Bowden.
When Produce Manager John Whitby started making all his Fresh Cut options it was fun for him to branch out a bit especially since at one time he was on his way to becoming a chef. It wasn’t long before he needed a full time Fruit Butcher, (really the title is misleading there’s so much more to it) enter Marie! Marie moved from Chester where she had worked for 11 years at the Forget Me Not store, a primary fundraiser for Sierra Hospice. She fit right in.
John and Marie have come up with great new additions to our Fresh Cut like Cauliflower Rice, cubed Butternut Squash *perfect for roasting and a veggie variety Soup Starter. Oh, AND if you haven’t tried the Guacamole or Pico IT. IS. Phenomenal! Response has been spectacular. Marie says feeding the people is what she’s passionate about. Her reasons for buying Fresh Cut? Avoiding the mess in the kitchen, ricing cauliflower isn’t for wimps, saves room in the fridge but most of all who wants to do all this prep after working 40 hours a week. “It’s about quality of life”.
I don’t mean to gush but I’m awfully proud of SSM’s Produce Team taking on Fresh Cut! It feels like doing good for our community. How? Well Fresh Cut makes it soooo easy to get your 5 a day and it makes me smile to see kids choosing Yogurt/Fruit Parfaits or Overnight Oats for breakfast. Daily if we have Fresh Cut items are about to code we place some in our break room fridge so our staff has a healthy option for snack or lunch. It’s a nice way to reduce waste, another thing Marie is passionate about.
Marie really wants to know if there are other offerings you’d like to see. You can Facebook message the store, or call us at 257-5136.
Your Hometown Healthy Susanville Supermarket~ All about FrEsH!