When it comes to setting the holiday table, there’s one thing you can’t skimp on – high quality ingredients and tasty, handmade treats.
Tony Valenti says not to worry. His family-owned market has been supplying family tables for over 70 years with high quality meats, bakery items and other local products.
“It’s time to plan for the holidays and we can help with that,” Valenti said. “We’re an old-fashion family market that prides itself on service and quality products for the holidays and beyond.”
Known for its prime cuts of meat and seafood, Valenti’s provides a large selection of fresh cuts along with items prepped and ready to cook, including the market’s signature meatloaf, Italian breaded chicken filets and coconut-encrusted Tilapia. All of those are great, but the stars each November are the market’s fresh turkeys – birds that have never been frozen and are considered a gourmet treat.
From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, Valenti’s becomes party central, because the market will happily save hosts from spending too much time in the kitchen.
“You can get your roast or smoked turkeys and glazed hams, which are big sellers this time of year along with party trays to grab and take home or to the office. You can order an entire Thanksgiving Day or holiday dinner for your family here. We do all the cooking – the turkey or ham, sides and the pie. We make it easy,” Valenti said.
Making it easy is Valenti’s mantra – whether catering an event, or providing customers with a quick, grab-and-go lunch or sandwich from the deli, or making work nights easy with ready-to-cook dinners or take-home entrées.
“We’re always refining what we do, to make it better. We always want to provide the service and items our customers need and want,” Valenti said. “We know people really don’t cook anymore so we’re here to help answer cooking questions on how to prepare a special meal. That’s something you won’t get everywhere else. We provide the TLC.”
Valenti smiled, knowing that during the holidays TLC is as a vital part of party planning. And, with Thanksgiving and the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to plan.
While Valenti said it’s not too late to order, he did suggest that customers place orders soon. Hot items such as smoked turkeys and glazed hams are top holiday sellers.
Catering options also are still available for at-home parties or event locations.
“We offer full-service, off-site catering,” Valenti said. And impromptu parties and events as well as last-minute entertaining emergencies are solved with a call to the deli where pick-up-and-go party trays can be filled with a variety of hot or cold sandwiches, paired with homemade salads and sides.
“We have meat and cheese trays, fruit trays, homemade sausages, pastas and cookies. We also get our Italian import products delivered to use weekly from The Hill, so you can find anything you want,” Valenti said.
Finding what you when you want it is the foundation of the one -stop shop concept that has helped make Valenti’s a year-round community favorite and a destination market. Valenti’s Market is a blast from the past whose business eye is on the future – committed to providing whatever customers need to fill a plate or glass all year long.
“We’re not very far away – maybe an extra 15 minutes [from destinations outside St. Peters],” Valenti said. “But take the time and stop in. It’s worth taking the extra 15 minutes to come and see what we have.”