News & Events

Prepare your taste buds for what’s in store with updates about our newest and tastiest happenings. From new product rollouts to monthly festivals to celebrity chefs in our Cooking School, here’s where you’ll find the latest and greatest information about Central Market.

Fresh Herbs: Cooking & Storage Tips


Herb Fest kicks off on Friday, so your cart is sure to be full of fresh and potted herbs. But what to do with those pretty herbs when you get them home? Here are some cooking and storage ideas to help you make the most of your Herb Fest finds. 

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Herb Fest Is This Weekend: April 1-April 4


Join us for Herb Fest this weekend and check out the best organic herb program in the nation. Herbs like basil, mint, tarragon, thyme, sage, rosemary, savory, lemon grass, dill, chives, marjoram, oregano, and lavender are brought to our stores fresh each day from Generation Farms in Rice, Texas. (Just as they have been for more than 20 years!) During Herb Fest we’ll highlight fresh cut and potted herbs with special sales, recipe ideas and maybe even a few tastings. Here’s a little guide to a few of our favorite herbs to help you get ready for the weekend fun!

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Lend the Easter Bunny a Hand


It’s a busy time of year for the Easter Bunny. Lots (and lots and lots) of eggs to decorate and baskets to fill. Why not lend him a hand and put together a few baskets yourself? Central Market has tons of fun foodie treats to tuck inside. And if a few happen to jump into your own Easter basket, well, that’s just a perk of playing Easter Bunny.   

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Meet Your Cod Fisherman: Kyrre Brun


Meet Kyrre Brun — the expert Norwegian fisherman who caught the cod we will have in store (and on sale!) for you this weekend. He lives in a small village called Stø in northern Norway, located right on the doorstep of the cod-rich Atlantic waters. Kyrre has been fishing for 40 years and can’t think of a better line of work! (Line. Fishing. See what I did there?) 

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It's Bacon O'Clock


Bacon is marvelous any time of day. And every time of day. So head to Bacon Fest, fill your cart with all the pork awesomeness we have stocked for you, and make room in your day (and night) for bacon. Here’s a peek at the bacon-filled life you could be living when you visit us at Bacon Fest:

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Beef Bacon Is “Spectacular Occurrence”


I didn’t want Bacon Fest to wind down without talking about one of the more unique bacons we have in store for you: beef bacon. Now, you may be raising a questioning eyebrow at the idea of bovine bacon, but this spin on bacon has recently been spotted on restaurant menus and mentioned by foodies as a flavor not to be missed.  

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Five Interesting Bacon Fest Finds


My recent afternoon spent wandering Bacon Fest was filled with new product discoveries and tasty demos. (Bacon guacamole has now become a “must have” at my house!) That’s one of the things I love about Central Market —there’s always something new to experience! Here are five of my Bacon Fest discoveries that I knew I had to share with you.

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Bacon and Brew Pairings


One of the things that we love about bacon is that it’s a very egalitarian kind of food product. People from all walks of life, cultures, and foodie persuasions appreciate bacon's reputation for being a delicious, hearty food for people on a budget, easy to cook, and gives a wonderful, deep flavor for many simple dishes. Bacon’s full flavor, means that a little can go a long way, and that even straightforward food can be elevated by bacon’s deliciousness.

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Bacon's Sophisticated Cousin: Pork Belly


The Wolf family runs Old Hickory Smokehouse in Lewisburg, TN, where pit masters slow-smoke choice cuts of perfectly seasoned meat in a real smokehouse over smoldering hickory embers until they are juicy, tender and full of flavor. During Bacon Fest we are highlighting the artfully crafted Wolf Family Smoked Pork Belly. Pork belly is the origin of bacon, but when left uncured and not turned into bacon, pork belly delivers an extra rich and meaty flavor experience. 

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