2024 Faces of Greater Baton Rouge

2024 The Face of Local Grocery

Oak Point Fresh Market

Oak Point Fresh Market began with John and Carmel Sumich who have worked alongside each other in the grocery business for over 40 years. The stores have a rich history, brought on by the hard work of Matthew Sumich, who opened the first Delta Food Mart in Buras, Louisiana in the early 1950s. These days, their locations in Watson and Central have warmed the hearts and filled the bellies of many locals.

The love they receive from the community is what inspires the Sumich family to fully invest themselves in their stores and support others. With their love of God and the gift of charity, they continuously support and partner with schools, churches, civic organizations, and nonprofits in Greater Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish.

These markets have proven themselves to be more than run-of-the-mill grocery stores, they are a cornerstone of love and convenience, offering shelves continuously stocked to provide shoppers with an amazing selection and the freshest products around. To make shopping even easier and time-saving while building new relationships with customers, the Oak Point Fresh Market app allows shoppers to view sales and start online grocery orders for both grocery pickup and delivery.

In a pinch, their quick ready-to-eat or easy-to-prepare meals for the family include butcher-cut specialty meats, meal solutions, farm fresh produce, hibachi, sushi, salad bars, and hot bars. With Mardi Gras season just around the corner, the Sumich family entreats you to sink your teeth into their many unique award-winning king cake flavors, perfected by over 35 years of baking experience.

All in all, Oak Point Fresh Market believes shopping shouldn’t be a chore; shopping should be a pleasure. Carried through these generations of grocers are a strong sense of community, love for God, family, and good food. These beliefs are what truly make their stores places you will “Love where you shop”!

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