The Market On Millstream
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October 6th, 2008 – by: hummingbird50
This great Mom and Pop business in owned and operated by Christine and Darryl Hein. They started this store two years ago with great family support. The store is very large, clean, and carry's almost anything your heart desires. It is unique in it's approach to family, great knowledge staff, and is very eclectic in the fact that you have a bit of everything. From soup to nuts, to meat and potatoes, cakes, pies cookies, every sweet your heart desires, things for baby, and family, cards, books, chocolate and more.
The flower department carries a wide variety of exotic plants such a orchids, they also carry potted plants, such as roses. They make a huge variety of gift baskets in any shape or form. They will make up any kind of arrangement and even help you decide if your aren't quite sure what you want.
The meat department carry's everything you need. They have great organic meats of all types, also bison, fowl (that come from local farms and without hormones), fish is a specialty...wild salmon (not farmed), cod, halibut, smoked salmon (world famous). also special items such as Maui Maui, Orange roughy.....then a little more exotic like octopus,and the like. Eeekkkkkk.....
They make sausages fresh from the store, meat patties, burgers in any form, they marinate different meats and fowl, they makes fish cakes, the list just goes on and on, you can just buy it, take it home, put it in the oven.
The Produce Department carry's both organic fruits and vegetables, and also the regular fruits and vegetables. The variety is wide on both parts. You can get fruits and vegetables of many types, and they are always fresh and ready to prepare. You can buy some pre-packaged salads, fruit salads, cut vegy's, dips....anything can be made.
The Deli is very yummy, with fresh cut sandwich meats, cheeses from all over the world. Again you can buy meats that are already cooked and prepared by the chef in the store...things like chicken cordon bleu, hot chicken wings, rolls-ups of every kind, salads....perogies, pastas...just heat and serve. They have fresh made soup every day and you can have a sandwich made while waiting.
You can sit in the cafe area, have a coffee, tea, eat your lunch, sit and chat and watch TV.
The Bakery is to die for...with fresh made cakes (made from scratch), cheese cakes, pastries, cookies, breads, buns, all made right in the store. The cheese cakes are my personal favorite:):):):)
The self care department is huge and the staff all very knowledgeable. They know their stuff, and they carry almost everything plus more that a health food store would carry. They also have a great natropath (she comes in once in a while or you can go see her). They have a great fitness section and carry many great protein powder products...and then some.
The store also caters to people with Celiac disease (people who can't tolerate wheat or wheat gluten).
The candy and bulk sections cater to everyone from the health food nut...to some of us who just want sugar...my favorite is licorice all sorts when I want junk...and then black and greens dark ginger chocolate when I want to be decadent....
The groceries come from all over the world, so when you are here, you can more than likely find a taste from home, if you really miss it, or of course try something local. Hey you have to be adventurous. They try to cater to things healthy, like organics, in everything that is in the store, from milk, to cheese, to produce, sausages, oils, you name it they have it. there is something there from everyone.
The customer service is amazing, the people who work there are always happy and smiling, (you don't see long faces in there), and everyone knows what they are doing.
They will help you out with anything you need, they say it with a smile, and it makes you want to go back. You get to know them and everyone is approachable, when any department sees you they acknowledge you are there, and they will come to help if you need them.
If they don't have something, then ask them to try to order it for you, if they can they will be happy to do that.
They support the community, they have baseball games, golf, Christmas stuff, they do a lot for the staff. They hire student's and work around their schedules. They try to do things for everyone....It is called great customer service.
The store is carries a great atmosphere, never seems like a rush, the people who work there seem happy, always smiling.
The great customer service is on the top of the list.
So when coming to Victoria, look up this great store which is located at 125-2401C Millstream Road, or look up their website a take a peek.
I will add more pictures as time goes by, and more time to take some photos.
Halloween (or all hallows eve), is coming soon and they are busy decorating and getting ready for that...yummmmm pumpkin pie!!!!!!
Come shopping with me....it will be fun.......
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