Market Basket gets boost from Delaware County program

Arkville — Hometown, homemade and homegrown have been the hallmarks of Edmund Millar’s Market Basket enterprise since it opened in Arkville in 2004.
Winner of the Catskill Mountain News’ best service award for best grocery, The Market Basket is also a down-home choice for freshly made breakfasts, lunches and prepared meals. Its prime selection of steaks and sausages are especially prized when the summertime grills fire up.
After a challenging winter season, The Market Basket is now busy restocking and replenishing its most popular offerings in anticipation of a busy summer season. With technical assistance from the MARK Project, Millar was able to secure funding from the Delaware County Department of Economic Development’s Micro-Enterprise Program to replenish inventory and ideas. Shoppers can expect the popular grocery to be fully stocked by the time summer takes off.
“I am incredibly moved by the loyalty and support of my local customers, and grateful that there are resources like MARK and the Delaware County Economic Development programs to assist our local businesses,” said Millar.  “I’d encourage any local business owner to turn to them when things get tough or to help you plan a course of action.”
These past two weeks have seen the front of the store bloom with hanging plants, flowers, herbs, vegetable and bedding plants. The smell of fresh-baked ciabatta bread is back. Sweet and hot Italian sausage is made right on the premises, along with chopped meats. You can get pork chops and free range chicken as well and, if you call early in the week, Millar will have any special cuts you’d like ready to pick up for the weekend.
The Market Basket also fills an important role in the breakfast and lunchtime scene in the Margaretville area. Freshly prepared home-style breakfasts are available from 7-11. Salads, made-to-order sandwiches and even heartier choices like meatloaf are available throughout lunchtime every day. Homemade meals like eggplant parmesan or vegetable lasagna are available to get you out of the kitchen during this busy end-of-school season.
The Market Basket will also be stocking local creamery and dairy products, including yogurts and cheeses. Fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce will be coming in soon. In addition to fresh baked breads, there are the favorite oatmeal cookies, brownies, chocolate and pound cakes and sour cream coffee cake.
Be sure to include The Market Basket on your next shopping trip. It’s the homegrown grocery-and-luncheonette of the Catskills you remember as a kid, with all the ingredients you’ve learned to love since then. Call Ed at 845 586-4751 with all your special order needs.