A few months ago, my husband came home from work one evening, and instead of asking me the usual, “How are you?” or “How was your day?” I was greeted with …”I had the best sandwich I have ever had today!”
Naturally, I was curious as to what he had for lunch. He then asked me if I had ever heard of a place called the Farmer in the Deli in Chesterland. To be quite honest, I don’t travel through Chesterland too often, but since learning of this place, I now make a trip out there at least once a month.
The Farmer in the Deli is a small fresh fruits and deli market, and according to their website, the deli was created by Ted Anselmo and Frank Spoto in 2005. Ted’s family had been a part of the West Side Market since the early 1900’s, and Frank has been in the food business for over 25 years. Both Ted and Frank had a stand at the market before they decided to open their own store. Their search led them to Chesterland, and the store was put together according to their customers’ needs and by listening to what their customers wanted.
When you first walk through the door, you immediately see fresh produce, Amish and imported cheeses, and a shelf of what I would call specialty products, which includes a selection of imported olive oils and balsamic vinegars.
After browsing through these products, it doesn’t take long to fix your eyes to the left of the store where there is a staff of friendly people waiting to take your order. I am referring to made-to-order sandwiches customized to your specific tastes.
This full deli features Boar’s Head deli meats. You can choose from a variety of sandwiches including Italian, roast beef, turkey,chicken, ham, chicken and tuna salad, veggie, or build your own (your choice of two deli meats). The sandwiches come with your choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion. The fresh baked Italian roll is my usual choice, but you can also choose from Italian, wheat, or rye bread. Another option is to have your custom sandwich toasted.
There is an assortment of sides including antipasto, artichoke, potato and pasta salads, various olives, and fresh baked pepperoni bread and Stromboli.
“Complete satisfaction and delicious food including prompt and professional service is our commitment to you,” claims the deli, and I couldn’t agree more.
I believe that businesses can be successfully based on advertising, but I have learned that a business can also succeed by word of mouth. I highly recommend you check out this market.
Farmer in the Deli located at 12613 Chillicothe Rd. Chesterland, Ohio 44026 is open Monday – Friday 10 am – 7 pm, Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, and Sunday 10 am – 3 pm.