Palmer's Market

From time to time I receive a photo assignment that is a pure joy. That was the case when I photographed Palmer’s Market in Darien, CT this spring. The weather was clear and crisp; perfect for exterior photos.  The store manager Travis, and his entire staff were friendly and very proud of their store. There is much more offered here than in a typical supermarket. 

According to their website, the store was started in 1921. “Palmer’s traces its roots back to the early 1900s as a family-owned Butcher Shop in Stamford. Now, the 4th and 5th generation of Palmer’s are running the business and their vision has transformed a simple market into a one stop shopping destination…” Their website also offers travel tours to Europe.

I was enthralled with the beauty on display there. Extreme care is taken to make displays of food and gift items eye popping. Some of the display cases are specially made in Europe and there are bright spotlights on many of the products.

Even the beer display has a wide variety of ice-cold national brands and microbrews.

The colors were really appealing in the produce and flower departments. 

I also produced a Google virtual tour. You can take it here:

There is something about a locally owned grocery store business that can’t be duplicated by a corporate chain supermarket. I was very pleased to get this photo assignment and to meet the people running this multi-generational family business.
Tim Becker
Creative Images Photography
901 Main St.
Manchester, CT 06040


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