Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We forgot hiking socks! A good place for last minute provisions

Driving to Big Bend from east of here on I-10?  Cycling through?  In need of a good sandwich for the road, grocery items, ice, corkscrew, insect repellent?  Swing on into Marathon and visit the French Co. Grocer, a small , but thoughtfully stocked store.

Their website says, "reflecting the diverse culture of the town and visitors," and that, it certainly does. 

We featured the store in our Texas Mountain Ride!  two night itinerary through Marathon, Alpine, Fort Davis and Marfa.  If you're touring and have a need for bicycle repair, they stock some items for repair, and will help you find someone to handle tough jobs.

They have prepared food and sandwiches, ready for your day's adventures.  There's a covered outdoor eating area and free wi-fi. 

The list below reflects their stock.

Natural, Organic, and Traditional Staple Foods • Fresh Produce • Organic and Lean Meat • Fish and Chicken • Gluten Free Foods • To-Go” Food • Sandwiches • Salads Domestic and Imported Wine and Beer  • Ice • Anderson’s Coffee • Hot coffee and Tea • Hardware • First-Aid • Bicycle Repair • Camping Gear • Socks and Hats • Toys • Picnic Supplies • Health and Beauty Products •


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