Triple Fresh is one of the oldest continually operated food establishments in the country. The original building was constructed by Gideon Pierce to serve the needs of the growing village of Ercildoun in 1818. Pierce, a member of the Followfield Meeting House across the street, was a staunch Abolitionist and conductor on the Underground Railroad.
Pierce's store served as the village's post office, and officially established the village's name of Ercildoun.
The Webster family purchased the building and adjacent farm around 1863 when the family moved to Ercildoun from the Lancaster area. Throughout the Webster’s tenure the market changed to meet the needs of the people of the surrounding area. The three generations of Websters sold everything from paint and nails to buggy and Model T parts and gasoline as well as groceries, school books and clothing. Rocking chairs were on the porch so that the Websters could sit with their friends..
Jim Petro purchased the store from Lloyd Webster in 1987. For over 30 years the Petros have modernized the offering of Triple Fresh Market while preserving the small town institution. Triple Fresh continues the traditions of the last 200 years; serving our friends and neighbors, and continuing to act as an integral part of our community. The Petro family invites you to share in the rich history and heritage of this two-century old landmark.
Serving Ercildoun since 1818
"We love Triple Fresh as a market to go grab milk or juice or a last minute ingredient. But, the best part of all is ordering their subs! Italian, turkey, chicken salad--they are all perfect!! Cheesesteaks are great too! Yum!!"
I have been shopping at this Ercildoun market for 25 years. Jim,his family and employees are THE BEST. Top quality meats, excellent sandwiches, and locally made products - you can get them all here. I don't know what I would do without them.