I LOVE a unique shopping experience and I especially LOVE a good grocery store. That's right, I really enjoy grocery shopping when I'm not rushed or trying to figure out what I'm making for dinner.
In California there's a healthy grocery store on practically every corner, but not so much in Franklin. There are plenty of grocery stores, but I crave smaller and more intimate and guess what...one just opened in Franklin and I'm doing a happy dance.
Welcome Herban Market located on Maddox Way just off Franklin Road. It's a treasure especially if you crave locally sourced, high quality, organic food.
And...63 different blends of the highest quality olive oil and balsamic vinegars. It's like a candy store for grown-ups who love to cook. In fact, it took me almost an hour to figure out what to buy because I wanted them ALL! Cooking with flavored olive oil takes the simplest meal to new heights and you'll find a host of flavors available.
Husband and wife owners, Ashlea and Matt Hogancamp have a passion for all things healthy...so much so that they each left corporate America to follow their dream. Good things always begin with a dream. They turned theirs into reality.
Herban Market is the first of its kind in Franklin. Produce is provided by Devlin Farms, beef from Bear Creek Farm, Peaceful Pastures and West Wind Farm (they also provide poultry), and even bison from Red Cedar Bison. All is grass fed and of the highest quality.
Now let's chat about olive oil and balsamic vinegar - possibly two of the greatest food combinations - EVER! Like I mentioned, they offer you a complete olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting experience so nothing is left to chance and there are 63 different flavors. Plan to spend some time. The balsamic are all from Modena, Italy and the reds have been aged for 18 years.
Olive oils are of the highest quality with grapes that have been pressed just a couple of hours after picking. Olive oil is bottled on demand.
I learned a lot about olive oil and you will too, because Ashela and Matt are consultants on the floor and take their time answering any and all questions.
You'll find a lovely variety of organic food staples along with a wall of bulk spices - all organic, along with locally made skincare products.
They also stock fresh juices and delicious Kombucha. I've never been a fan of this drink, but Herban Market's are so good.
Ashlea shares, "Our whole store is a win - win for everyone," and I couldn't agree more.
Now is a perfect time to visit them because they're offering an organic, pasture raised turkey from West Wind Farms just in time for Thanksgiving. Get your order in and watch your family swoon over the taste of your turkey.
Herban Market is located at:
3078 Maddux Way, Suite 300, Franklin 37069
Monday - Friday 7am to 7pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm