Looking for a great deal on groceries? Head to Valley Market, which opened next to Home & Hearth on Route 6 in Cortlandt in early November. The store’s focus is food — make that reasonably priced, good food. “We’re a lot cheaper than other stores in the area,” owner Mark Perez says. You’ll find Zurro’s and Terranova bread from the Bronx, a cheese section, a deli counter stocked with Boar’s Head meats and a seafood counter with 30 varieties of fish (branzino, anyone?). But you won’t find household staples like cleaning supplies or paper towels (no worries, Shop Rite’s just up the road). “We’re focused on produce, deli, seafood and dairy,” Perez says. There are even some exotic fruits: yucca, star fruit, cactus pear, persimmons and more.
Details: 2084 E. Main St., Route 6, Cortlandt Manor; 914-930-7733.
— Mary Lynn Mitcham