In June of 2012 Jenessa VanDeHey and Shawn Simmons opened the doors to their business, Feast Market & Delicatessen, in a former service station in White Salmon, WA. Sourcing local and organic ingredients, Feast had been serving the community fresh deli salads, sandwiches and soups. However, after six successful years of business, Feast Market began to outgrow this space.
When the Historic Goodwill Lodge building, located in the heart of downtown White Salmon, became available for lease, the couple jumped at the opportunity to expand their business. The expansion to this new space tripled their size, giving them the ability to seat about 100 guests and allowed the expansion of their menu with farm-to-table style dining experience in the evenings, in addition to their famous deli fare during lunch hours. Feast Market is open seven days a week from 10:30 am to 9 pm with set times for lunch, dinner and the market and deli.
Feast Market is more than just a deli and a restaurant, though. Jenessa and Shawn enjoy working closely with local farmers and purveyors to source the products sold in the market section of their establishment. In addition to their menu offerings, Feast Market offers fresh, local, sustainable meat, seafood and a variety of local products, such as farm fresh eggs, cheese, raw milk, fermented goods, and preserves.
With the assistance of MCEDD business financing, the dream of expanding into the new location became a reality. New refrigeration equipment for the market and all leasehold improvements were purchased in order to create the new Feast Market in the Historic Goodwill Lodge building. This grand new venue boasts exposed beam ceilings, a warm and inviting gathering space and marketplace. With the expansion, Feast Market now has a full bar of wine and spirits, espresso, a happy hour menu, and patio seating with a glorious Mt. Hood view. You can find Feast Market at 151 E Jewett BLVD in White Salmon, WA. More information about Feast Market is available on their website at www.feastmarket.org. To inquire about Feast products, catering services, or reservations please call (509)-637-6886.
The MCEDD Loan Program is available to entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and existing businesses doing business in the five county (Sherman, Hood River, Wasco, Klickitat and Skamania) Mid-Columbia Area. This loan program is part of MCEDD’s efforts to strengthen and support the region’s economy.