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One Year of FRESH!


We are so grateful for all of the support we’ve received from the Des Moines/Waukee community over the last year.  We’ve gotten to know so many great people through the various community organizations and conversations with our wonderful customers.  So, first off – A BIG THANK YOU! A look back!  In 2014, with only our dreams and ideas in…

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Dream Big Grow Here Entry

Hassan Fresh Mediterranean #dreambiggrowhere

Interview with Hassan about Fresh Mediterranean Express’ entry in #DreamBigGrowHere So what is Dream Big Grow Here?   It’s a business grant contest for Iowa entrepreneurs looking to turn their dreams into a reality.  The first step in the contest is showing the judges that you have support from your community.  This is done through votes on the contest…

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Are you ready for the holidays?

Unique Holiday Gifts Des Moines

Almost everyone loves the holidays.  Enjoying time with family and friends, gathering together over great food, sipping hot cocoa in front of the fire, exchanging gifts…  But we also understand how the holidays can become a bit chaotic with all the preparations.  Let us take away some of the stress, allowing you to enjoy the things you love.  Reach out…

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Giving Back- Love in Action Children’s Home

Giving back fresh med

Love in Action Children’s Home Love in Action Children’s Home in Chapala, Mexico helps children from the state of Jalisco who have been abandoned, abused, and/or orphaned.  “…we physically care for our children by bathing, clothing and feeding them as well as providing medical and dental care; mentally we provide vocational and educational programs that…

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Fresh toppings galore!

fresh toppings bar

So you’ve tried the gyro…maybe you’ve been slightly skeptical of the falafel but today is the day…or you’re considering the chicken kabob sandwich…  Well, whatever you’re having for lunch you’ll certainly enjoy the variety of fresh toppings available.  Choose from fresh veggies galore, along with cheeses, and great homemade sauces!  You’ve gotta love the fresh toppings…

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For the LOVE of all things SWEET!!

Chocolate Waukee Iowa

We have a serious sweet tooth! Check out these tasty goodies available in the Fresh International Market. “When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.”   -Regina Brett

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Baklava – A Rich Tradition

baklava Des Moines

I have always loved Baklava.  The combination of crunchy and gooey sweetness combined with the richness from the chopped nuts…Yum!  It’s one of my favorite treats on a cool day.  Walking into the kitchen while it’s baking, smelling the sweet aromas, it makes my mind wander to the streets of a quaint Turkish village.  I hadn’t…

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