Not having lived in the Ellsworth area for most of my life, I did not know Ron and Launa Picard from Larry’s Pastry or, for that matter, know them at all. Then Friends & Family Market came along. I heard through the grapevine about the old-style meat department, which spiked my curiosity. I started visiting Friends & Family on a regular basis for the unbelievable quality of their meat.
The first couple of times I went there, I had on a company shirt with my name on it. From then on Ron and Launa always greeted me by name. The kind of connection they have had with their customers is rare in today’s fast-paced society, and much appreciated. These two wonderful people have truly lived up to their slogan, Friends and Family, you are either one or the other. What they do and have done for the community, is simply amazing! They will be sincerely missed.