"Once or twice a day you see someone coming through here with their chef's coat on, either going home or going to work."
--Store Manager David Ireland
There's never been a question about the foundation of the Ranch Market.
The store's motto is "Autenticamente fresco con amibilidad" -- which is Spanish for "authentically fresh with friendliness." Inside the store, there is a panaderia (Spanish for bakery), a café with a vast assortment of Mexican dishes, and of course, there are freshly made tortillas and chips, which are often still carried out steaming inside their bags because of their warm freshness.
But there is a noticeable change to the market -- one that is only going to continue, according to David Ireland, whose family has owned the store since 1996.