Business of the Week – Foodland Grocery

foodland500Foodland has been serving Union County for over 42 years and is a well known landmark in Downtown Blairsville, Georgia. Owner Wayne Abercrombie says, “Bill Hunter and BJ Davis built the place in 1965. It was called the Superette. Tony Dyer and I bought it in 1968 and renamed it the A&D Supermarket. In 1974, I bought out Tony and named it Foodland.”

Wayne’s son Ricky started working at the store 29 years ago. Father and son have seen many changes. Wayne says, “The town of Blairsville has grown a lot over the years. We used to know everyone’s name but there are a lot of new faces now. There are also a lot more rules and regulations to keep up with.”

Foodland is a complete grocery store with fresh produce, a dairy department, meat department, canned goods, frozen section, household supplies, hardware, and more. One customer says, “Foodland has the best steaks in town. I never have to worry about using tenderizer.”

The meat department at Foodland is a busy place. Marty says, “We cut over 1500 pounds of meat every week including fresh deli meats, popular cuts of steak, roasts, ground beef, ground chuck, and ground round. We also have old-fashioned salt cured country hams, chicken, and pork.” If customers need cooking instructions, Marty is always glad to give out directions and recipes.

Foodland offers competitive pricing. They have a good selection of Christmas candy, local honey, local syrup, and other seasonal and specialty items. Many people depend on Foodland for special occasions. Foodland has delicious homemade coleslaw, baked hams, rotisserie turkeys, hoop cheese, and party platters. Call now to place an order!

Nominated for this honor by Jade Baker who says “I think FoodLand Grocery should be business of the week for next week. They’re the only hometown grocer left here, and the owner, Wayne Abercrombie, would go above and beyond to help anyone in need, even if it meant he had to go without. They have a wonderful and friendly staff who would give you the shirt off their back. I think they need a little recognition.” On Friday, February 1, 2013 the staff and some lucky customers were treated to a lunch of BBQ Chicken & Ribs, Au Gratin Potatoes, Fresh Salad, and Turtle Cheesecake for Dessert.

The store is located at 34 Haralson Drive. Business hours are Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.

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