So here I am snagging Peter’s turn at the post (he’s actually pretty happy about it :-). One reason was to relay perhaps the funniest phone call I ever received at the market and the other reason is to tell you about these new soups we have at the market that we both love.
First the phone call:
I answered the phone as usual “Hello, Uncommon Market” and was met with scratchy cell phone noises; as usual I repeated my greeting. The customer did clear up and asked if I could hear him now and I said yes. He said, “Hi, I’m up here in Vermont doing some naked hiking and I wondered if it would be okay if I came in?”
“Naked?” I asked, “Yes” he said. A nice long healthy pause while I gathered myself, gave myself a minute more by saying “My, what an unusual request…” During that moment I tried to imagine it being okay in some way…Just couldn’t get there (One of my firmest rules is that we don’t have anything in the store that causes people to lose their appetite…art…customers..aromas)
“I’m sorry, we don’t have naked people in the store, thank you sooo much for calling to check”
So here’s what I want to know, he’s up here in Vermont doing some naked hiking…Did he get into his car naked in MA and just drive up here without a stitch? Did he not bring a pair of pants, never mind the common “No Shoes No Shirt No Service” policy. Peter was pretty sure that naked hiking in February qualifies you not only as naked but also as crazy. Chelsea happened to be there and she suggested we start offering robes. I had a moment’s thought of offering to bring something outside but then thought “I don’t actually want a naked guy hanging outside the store either.” Weird market problems that are not encountered in any manual!
So the soups that we brought in are fabulous. All of the seasoning is in the packet and you need only add stock and chicken, or tofu and water or potatoes and cream. They rightly promise thirty minutes from start to finish and they are just so tasty. We originally had the Enchilada Soup, Chicken noodle and Potato Leek, this week I added Chicken Stew, Red Pepper Corn Chowder, and Broccoli Cheddar. Tomorrow we will be sampling out the enchilada soup at lunch time so you can taste how good they are.
Fish arriving tomorrow:
- Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
- Wild Striped Bass
- Whole Rainbow Trout
- Dayboat yellow tail sole
- Sustainable Shetland Salmon
- Dayboat Haddock
- Icelandic Arctic Char
- 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
- 10/20 Dry Scallops
- Watch Hill oysters. RI
See you at the Store!
The Uncommon Market
“The store worth walking to.”