a specialty food market selling products exclusively produced on Long Island, has opened its doors on Main Street in Farmingdale.
The unofficial opening Thursday went off without a hitch, said who, with his daughter, Courtney, owns the new business at 211-A Main Street. The Thompsons have been working with state and local authorities to obtain the necessary permits. All are now in order.
In addition to selling fresh produce, dairy products, and an, a second function of the enterprise rents out licensed kitchen space to small operations that need a certified facility to produce their products.
The kitchen space is rented to individuals who can cook their product and, in turn, document how the product was produced. Thompson said his will be the only private kitchen like it in the area.
In fact, the kitchen began operating on Wednesday in shifts, with five clients using the facility to process their products, Thompson said Thursday. Some 90 percent of the shelves were stocked for Thursday's unofficial opening, and dairy and fresh baked goods will be available all weekend.
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Thompson said more than two dozen people have already stopped in off the street to check out the new enterprise.
The grand opening is set for Aug. 6, when local public officials will be invited.
Meanwhile, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.