The table was complete with tortillas for dipping purposes and non-alcoholic margaritas. I decided to taste a few dishes and cast my own ballot. The small store crowded with participants more than willing to give each dish a taste. I was rather surprised by how quickly the store became busy.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mike Wilkens, the storeowner of Cornerstone Market. He had a very warm spirit and made everyone feel like family when they walked into his store. He informed me that Cornerstone Market has only been open for 13 months.
For a store that has only been open a year, I was amazed to see how a small contest to could draw such a crowd. I would have thought Cornerstone had been there for years. Wilkens told me he wanted to open up a store that provided the community with healthy and organic foods. Although my visit was brief, I told Mike I would stop by more often to find out what’s going on in the neighborhood.