Win Free Fresh Food and More for 1 Year Sweepstakes Winners Stories

Sweepstakes Collage

More than 125 winners shared their stories of winning The Fresh Market, Inc.’s “Win Free Fresh Food and More for 1 Year” Sweepstakes and two unexpected themes came through loud and clear: giving back to others and creating special occasions. From showing kindness to others, to being able to enjoy the specialty food retailer’s unique offerings even more, everyone said they were extremely grateful!

We are pleased to celebrate these winners and to share their stories below!

The Ultimate Loyalty Experience offers many benefits including automatically loaded and clippable curated Member-only Loyalty offers, digital coupons and more! Learn more about The Ultimate Loyalty Experience and sign up today.

Amy K
Amy K.


"Winning the sweepstakes has been the most exciting thing that has happened to my family! I have 2 daughters in college so for them, winning means that they get to pick some 'extras' to take back to college with them each week! For me & my husband, winning has meant that our grocery budget goes further which is incredibly important these days!"

Paul G
Paul G.


"I was ecstatic to win, my lucky day got turned into a lucky year. Highly grateful. I love going to The Fresh Market – we walk there nearly every day. Your products are as good as or better than our local Farmer’s Market. We love your employees. I’ve become friends with the employees behind the counter – they know me when I walk in and greet me by name."

Johnnie F
Johnnie F.


"Winning the sweepstakes means that I am able to have The Fresh Market products for my family during special occasions such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter, Anniversaries, Birthdays, and more. The USDA Prime Filet Mignon and the Dark Chocolate Almonds are my two favorite products."

George H
George H.


"The Fresh Market is our absolute favorite place to shop for food so we were absolutely delighted (and thankful) to learn that we had won the One Year Sweepstakes. The store is always neat, clean, well stocked and organized. Items are displayed in an inviting way and having 'soft' music makes it even more delightful. Most of all, the entire staff can't do enough to help. Great people."

Kelley B
Kelley B.


"I very vividly remember seeing the sign in the store and saying to my husband, 'Free groceries for a year...that'd be nice'. So it took me a few days to come to the realization, after multiple Google searches, that it was in fact real and it was then that I became very excited, but still shocked knowing how many people probably signed up and that I was the one chosen. Free groceries for anyone, no matter who you are, means a lot. For my family, it means that we will be able to enjoy incredible dinners together that will create lasting memories."

Betsy L
Betsy L.


"I’ve always loved to create memories over delicious and healthy food. Whether it’s teaching my kids how to cook and bake, making and donating lasagnas for families in need through Lasagna Love, a National non profit, or having friends and family over for a meal, food has always been an integral part of the memories I have tried to create. As I say, there’s always an extra seat at the table. Winning this sweepstake allows me to live that more and more, and it enables me to do more of what I love - creating memories around food, friends, families, and giving."

Annette C
Annette C.


"I was a little bit shocked when I won, but it was perfect timing. My granddaughter just went to college at UNCW so we’re going to be able to use this to buy her groceries. The Fresh Market has some really good deals – I love the emails and I forward them to my granddaughter, who is using them to shop for her groceries and get the best deals!"

Teresa C.
Teresa C.


"I love the chuck and chicken Tuesday and your Little Big Meals! Love that I can run in and grab a nice salad or wrap for lunch. All of your products are wonderful and fresh. It’s a really special place to go and relax while you are grocery shopping. The staff are so friendly — they are very wonderful and make you feel welcome and special."

Susan B
Susan B.


"Winning the Sweepstakes means I can shop without worry. It means the monthly food is a lot less and a big help that way. My husband would get a better bottle of wine which is a big treat for us. I was thrilled to win, prices of food are crazy, and we love The Fresh Market."

Karen S.
Karen S.


"The Fresh Market gives us good prices and alerts us to what’s on sale. The Ultimate Loyalty Experience keeps me shopping for different things if I want to take advantage of sale prices and also allows me to try new things that I wouldn’t before because they were on sale."

Beverly N
Beverly N.


"My husband and I cut our grass the day the drawing took place. I made sure that I had my phone on me while I was cutting. My husband asked, 'Why?' I jokingly said, 'So that I don't miss the notification when they select my name to win the Fresh Food and More For A Year Sweepstakes.' We both laughed. When I did receive the email saying that I had won, we laughed again and thought it was a joke! I was so excited and grateful to be a winner. I LOVE The Fresh Market!"

Judy D
Judy D.


"I love everything about The Ultimate Loyalty Experience! The new products offered, the fantastic bargains I receive just for signing up as a member, the beautiful photography of foods, making it more likely I will try them, and the daily updates on new foods and products, and most of all, the discounts I receive for this free membership. What a bargain! Thanks for offering this wonderful sweepstakes opportunity to all shoppers."

Patti C
Patti C.


"When I read the details in the official rules, I remarked to myself 'How wonderful it would be to have a whole year of food from The Fresh Market'. I'm the sole caretaker of my disabled 83 yr old mother, and she is completely dependent on me to fix most of her meals. Believe me, I spend most of my time going from the grocery store, and then preparing food in the kitchen. When I found out that I won this, I was elated, and so humbled."

Jeannie K
Jeannie K.


"The Ultimate Loyalty Experience is effortless on my part and allows me wide latitude in exploring new fare. I love the offerings of the Seafood department and the staff members who always make just the right recommendation when I don’t know what I want. The people who take care of the seafood also give excellent easy-to-follow cooking instructions."

Lisa G
Lisa G.


"I couldn’t believe it when I won and was so excited because I love to shop at The Fresh Market! Our family loves to entertain and to give back to others. We were able to use part of the gift card this month to buy food to take with us to Kentucky to cook for the flood victims."


A Few of Their Favorite Things

Whether it’s our easy-to-cook Little Big Meals or a sweet treat from our bakery, our guests often have go-to items that they just can’t pass up. Here, more sweepstakes winners share their thoughts on their delicious prize—and the favorite foods they’re most looking forward to buying.

Whole Atlantic Salmon Fillet

1Caitlin M. | Rehoboth Beach, DE

"This is a very generous gift from The Fresh Market and we look forward to preparing and enjoying some wonderful meals together, especially Thanksgiving because we haven’t all been together much over these last few years. I love the Salmon special and the weekly Little Big Meal. I can drop off to my parents or friends and share an easy to make full meal that helps them out."

The Fresh Market muffins

2John N. | Gainesville, FL

"I was quite amazed when I received the notification I won the contest, I had entered and kept up with the contest on my trips to The Fresh Market just on a whim. Our family's favorite items are the blueberry muffins, chicken pot pies and pizzas. And we love the value of the Rotisserie Chicken dinner meal. With rising inflation we will still be able to afford the best quality produce available and our TFM favorites."

Hibachi LBM

3Melissa F. | Kissimmee, FL

"All that time spent entering every day paid off! We love the Little Big Meals. Always great food and perfect for us. Like any family, the extra dollars will help (and probably have the effect of us trying new products). The best things about The Ultimate Loyalty Experience are the great deals, appreciative staff for being a Member and opportunities like this!"

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

4Carolyn E. | Crystal Lake, IL

"I am incredibly thankful for winning the sweepstakes and my family and I are excited about all the healthy eating options that The Fresh Market offers. As being someone who has food allergies, I appreciate all of the different options available. I adore the twice baked potatoes and my family loves the corn bread muffins."

TFM Bacon

5Robert B. | Saratoga Springs, NY

"What I like best about the Ultimate Loyalty Program are the notifications of specials and sales items with the respective images, and also using the shopping list feature. The reward within the program provides an appreciation for being a valued customer. I love the The Fresh Market bacon followed by the produce, coffee, and in the fall, the pumpkin bread and pies."

Premium Choice Bone In NY Strip Steak

6Annette N. | Latham, NY

"My husband and I are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary this year and at the same time celebrating The Fresh Market’s 40th anniversary. Happy 40th!! Our favorite products are your fresh meat and seafood."

The Fresh Market Market Meal Kit

7Patrina W. | Lafayette, LA

"I would have to say my favorite item at The Fresh Market are the Market Meal Kits (The Chicken Marsala is my favorite)! It’s not only delicious but super easy to put together (makes dinner time a breeze)."

PLATTER WEB  fresh-fruit

8Sondra B. | Homewood, AL

"When I found out I had won the 'Free Fresh Food and More for 1 Year' Sweepstakes I couldn't believe it and then I thought this is really going to help with my grocery bills. I also thought about all the vegetarian options Fresh Market has since I'm a vegetarian. My favorite TFM food products would be the fresh fruit."

Ultimate Lump Crab Cake

9Cheryl K. | Carmel, IN

"I was so surprised and excited when I won! I'm a Loyal TFM shopper, and recently moved and made sure to move close to another store - so thrilled! Love the meat, ultimate crab cakes, deli and bakery items."

fresh produce

10Catherine B. | Geneva, IL

"Winning the sweesptakes is very nice in a time where groceries are increasing like crazy and to know some of those will be covered. I like your produce - you all have the best and freshest produce."

Porterhouse Steak

11Jenny D. | Roswell, GA

"I like seeing daily deals, members only pricing, including the porterhouse steaks. Love the people who work at The Fresh Market. Nice, friendly staff."

Sourdough Bread

12Elaine P. | Bedminster, NJ

"My favorite Fresh Market products include the breads like rye bread, challah and brioche. Other favorites are the fresh, sweet treats like coffee cake and scones."

fresh seafood

13Tate W. | Cincinnati, OH

"I enjoy everything at The Fresh Market – meat and seafood department are my favorite – I visit 3-4 times a week. The Ultimate Loyalty Experience rewards are huge and the emails are great – all things that I will use. I enjoy the daily email showing me deals on products I use every day."

For a full list of winners, visit the Free Fresh Food Sweepstakes page.