For Rick Pedersen, the grocery biz is a family passion.
His father, Al, worked in our Central Market Mill Creek store since it opened in 2004, and retired in 2013. His brother Mike is the director of Ballard Market.
Born and raised in Ferndale, Rick and the rest of the family also spent 12 years running a Red Apple grocery store in Chelan (1986-98).
Rick started working for Town & Country Markets in late 1998, in Central Market Shoreline. His first role was as “closing PIC” (PIC is grocery parlance for “Person in Charge”). He worked as merchandiser there until being named store director, in 2004.
In January of 2006, he became director of Town & Country Bainbridge Island. The whole time, the one constant has been his Hansville home. Now, his commute is markedly shorter.
Rick is married to Tracey, who works at Valley Nursery in Poulsbo. She worked for Town & Country Markets for 12 years.
Town & Country Market is the epitome of a community, neighborhood store – “the community owns this store and it’s a really good thing to be a part of a business that the town cares so much about, and contributes so much to,” Rick said.
When he’s not at the store, Rick can often be found on the golf course – now that golf has taken the place of his once beloved baseball. As to his handicap, Rick says he’s an unabashed “sandbagger” and we’re taking his word for it.
Open 6 am-11 pm
Downtown at 343 Winslow Way E.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110