Everything You Need for Your 4th of July Feast!

Celebrate Independence Day with the season’s best.

fruit-tart-4th-of-julyThe Fresh Market Fruit Tart

From the aroma of ribs on the grill to the taste of freshly picked produce, summer holidays are a feast for the senses. Whether you’re cooking up an inspired new recipe (read on!) or a favorite family dish, visit The Fresh Market for the right ingredients to make this 4th of July delicious.

Feast With Ease If you’re short on time, we’ve got your 4th of July feast covered. From fresh-cut fruit to our decadent seasonal desserts and delicious ready-to-eat deli sides and entrées, you can leave all the prep and cooking to us.

If you're ready to grill but need help with the prep work, pick up some kabobs, marinated chicken breasts and signature recipe sausages from our butchers. All of our exceptional meat and seafood can make your 4th of July more flavorful—from tender steaks to fresh, wild caught salmon and succulent ribs.

With a little effort, you can cook up an easy meal that the whole family will want to dig into with our Burger Little Big Meal, available from June 27 through July 4 for only $20. Our Gourmet Burgers are always a hit, and ready-to-eat sides make it a fast way to feed the family.

We also offer made-in-store fruit tarts that taste as amazing as they look. An all-butter shortbread crust is topped with a layer of light and luscious pastry cream, and then loaded with fresh red and blue berries from our produce department for an irresistibly delicious summer treat!

All Star Cookout


Need an entrée that can handle the spotlight? Toss our fresh Baby Back Ribs on the grill for an impressive feast. We also have an expanded selection of USDA Prime beef—from Whole Beef Tenderloin to Filet Mignon. Marbling adds rich, buttery flavor your guests will love. Our USDA Prime beef is custom aged a minimum of 14 days for maximum tenderness.

In the mood for summery seafood? Try our new Colossal Grilling Shrimp. Weighing in at 4-6 shrimp per pound, these beauties are easy to grill, easy to peel and even easier to love. There’s also seasonal Wild Salmon that’s exceptionally fresh and full of flavor.

Tomahawk Steak

Last but certainly not least is our show-stopping Premium Choice Tomahawk Ribeye. This impressive steak includes a hefty portion of bone that makes it resemble an ax, hence the name “tomahawk.” In addition to bone-in flavor, the stunning presentation itself will make any cookout more memorable. Our Tomahawk Ribeye is large enough to feed two hungry guests and offers deliciously rich flavor. Pick one up in your neighborhood store while supplies last. You’ll feel like you’re eating at a five-star restaurant—in your own back yard!

Need a little inspiration? Some of our favorite summer recipes (linked below) seamlessly combine fresh meat and seafood with vibrant, ripe produce for full flavor. They also call for a hot grill, which is always a good thing.

Shrimp & Summer Succotash with Chipotle Sauce
Shrimp & Summer Succotash with Chipotle Sauce
View recipe
Baby Back Ribs with Grilled Peaches
Baby Back Ribs with Grilled Peaches
View recipe
Crispy Skin Salmon with Spicy Watermelon and Berry Salsa
Crispy Skin Salmon with Spicy Watermelon and Berry Salsa
View recipe

Party to Go

Whether you’re attending a get-together or want to focus on the grill, our ready-made sides are simple and delicious. No prep required!


1Medley Bowls

Our Medley Bowls offer a bounty of freshly-prepared fruit and vegetables for any gathering. Choose from blends of fresh fruit like melon, trimmed strawberries, blueberries, grapes and kiwi, or fresh veggies like cauliflower, celery, carrots, broccoli and tomatoes.

Deli Sides

2Deli Sides

Reminiscent of the sandwich classic, our made-in-store BLT Pasta Salad includes tricolor rotini, fresh tomatoes and savory bacon. We also have Baked Potato Salad loaded with cheese, sour cream and bacon, plus Smokehouse BBQ Beans and refreshing, colorful Broccoli Cranberry Slaw.

All That’s Fresh for the 4th

Fresh summer produce can add mouthwatering flavor and patriotic color to your celebrations, from fresh red cherries and berries to fresh cut watermelon. We also offer tasty entrée ideas (Red, White and Bleu Cheese Burgers, anyone?) and bright blooms for the perfect finishing touch.

Red, White and Bleu Slaw

1Go for Red, White and Bleu

Elevate your burger or hotdog with our new recipe for Red, White and Bleu Slaw. Crunchy red cabbage mingles with homemade bleu cheese dressing for a crunchy, creamy topper you’ll want to slather on just about anything that’s hot off the grill.


2Layer the Flavor

For a festive, crowd-pleasing dessert that’s a breeze to assemble, try our Berry American Trifle, which features layers of our moist, baked-in-store vanilla pound cake, fresh strawberries and blueberries and a creamy whipped Greek yogurt topping. It tastes as good as it looks!


3Set off Sparks

Make any beverage more patriotic with sweet, ripe blueberries and star-shaped chilled watermelon. We recommend Sparkling Elderflower Spritzer. Simply slice our seedless watermelon cross-wise into 1-inch thick rounds and use a star cookie cutter to make your patriotic pieces. Chill the pieces until ready to serve, and they’ll help keep your drinks cool while also adding a hint of sweetness. You can also create fresh stirrers by stacking blueberries on a skewer and topping them off with a watermelon star.


4Make A Fresh Statement

Looking for festive Fourth of July décor? Browse our floral and gift departments for fresh ideas to brighten up any get-together. Red and white blooms, from roses to daisies, make a fresh statement that can be elegantly arranged to suit your space. You’ll also find high quality napkins and more from Caspari, so you can bring the stars and stripes directly to your table.


5Snack on Star-Spangled Flavors

If you’ve got a little time for party prep, assemble an easy fruit and nut tray that's perfect for Independence Day – make alternating rows of fresh red berries and yogurt covered almonds on a tray (mix coconut jelly beans in with the yogurt almonds for candy fans), leaving room for a squared dish of fresh blueberries for a full flag effect. Find all the ingredients at The Fresh Market in your neighborhood!

Think Deliciously

You can’t go wrong with classic potato salad and baby back ribs. Need dessert? Our cherry galette is bold, bright and full of festive flavor.

View More Recipes