The Edgemont area is known for its scenic homes along County Road 240 on the way out to Vallecito and Lemon Reservoir. But the community lacked a place to grab a quick bite to eat, until now.
On Oct. 31, the Meadow Market opened its doors at 688 Edgemont Meadows Road. It was a longtime dream for owner Aimee Martin, who was inspired to start the business after exploring wineries in California.
“We always thought it would be fun to open something like that. And then, 30 years later, we finally made it come to fruition,” Martin said.
She and her husband have been planning the market for about 10 years. Her husband has been working as a developer for many of the homes in the Edgemont Meadows community.
It will offer a variety of items from groceries to food service to grab-and-go meals.
The menu will feature a plethora of food items, including breakfast burritos, turkey paninis and Reuben sandwiches.
It will also offer basic grocery items. For Martin, the location was perfect for the market because there had been a lack of food options in the area for quite some time.
The business is also perfect for a quick bite to eat, especially in the winter months when the roads become icy, but Martin said she expects the market will be popular year-round. With outdoor seating, customers can enjoy the scenic views with fire pits and heaters.
“With Vallecito and Lemon (reservoirs) and all the housing developments beyond even Forest Lakes, we get a lot of people from Forest Lakes traveling through,” Martin said.
Furthermore, the market will also feature themed dinners where they will serve a variety of foods that are not on the menu. More recently, Meadow Market had a Spanish Tapas night.
Martin also said the market intends to serve brunch on the weekends. The market’s current business hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, plus 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
“It's just been kind of a fun neighborhood market meetup,” Martin said.