Olive Oil Marketplace is located at 108 W. Third St. in Downtown Alton next to Tony’s, Mosaic’s and Bossanova. The gourmet food shop features extra-virgin olive oils from top farms in Morocco, Italy, Spain, and Greece.
ALTON — Tim and Julie Meeks have reached another milestone toward fulfilling their dream as they prepare to celebrate their second year in downtown Alton.
July will feature a potpourri of events celebrating an important occasion for any entrepreneur — an anniversary.
“We are grateful how well the community has supported us. We have met many new friends,” Julie Meeks said. “We’ve worked hard to make it inviting, comfortable, where you feel welcome.”
Olive Oil Marketplace is located at 108 W. Third St. in Downtown Alton next to Tony’s, Mosaic’s and Bossanova. The gourmet food shop features extra-virgin olive oils from top farms in Morocco, Italy, Spain, and Greece. Customers can fill own bottle from the stainless steel fustis in the center of the store.
The event-filled monthlong celebration features multiple free demonstration classes, pairing and tasting oil and balsamic classes, recipes, and lots of samples (view the schedule at http://www.oliveoilmarketplace.com). A unique experience is an ice cream party on Saturday, July 26. The first five customers each Saturday will receive a gift certificate.
Choose from a traditional olive oil from six international regions or more than 25 flavors infused with natural flavors. To complement the oils, Olive Oil Marketplace stocks more than 30 flavored balsamic vinegars imported from Modena, Italy. They also offer a variety of soups and dips, handmade pastas, seasonings and rubs, hot sauces and salsas, gourmet coffee beans, herbal teas, kitchen gadgets, bakeware and gift ideas.
“We are amazed at the number of customers visiting Alton regularly coming from as far away as Greenfield and Jacksonville, Ill., South County St. Louis and beyond,” Julie Meeks said. “They are so happy to see a store like ours in Alton. They find it convenient, a destination, an experience.”
Guests are encouraged not only to taste the oils and balsamics, but interact and create new ways to mix and match pairings and share recipes at the shop.
“Our oils and balsamics speak for themselves,” Tim Meeks said. “We welcome customer requests and look forward to the opportunity to earn their trust. Your experience is of the utmost importance. We are totally committed to exceeding expectations.”
Tim or Julie Meeks can be contacted at (618) 304-3769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.