At a “soft” opening last Wednesday, Kevin and Lauren McKinzey introduced their new enterprise, Main Street Market, focused on locally grown and prepared foods, on Trumansburg’s thriving main drag.
T’burgers took a break from their Thanksgiving preparations to celebrate, and the reception was enthusiastic.
Locally grown herself, Lauren (née Paskin-Flerlage) was raised on a rural property, daughter of biology teacher Daniel Flerlage and middle school guidance counselor Judy Paskin, both working at Lehman Alternative Community School.
Kevin began his life in the Colorado mountains, and the pair met at an EMT course in Wyoming. They farmed for two seasons in Montana, where they sold vegetables to co-ops and farmers’ markets, and where Kevin cut fish to supplement their farming income and ran the meat department at the Bozeman food co-op.