Meet Our Store Manager

Rob Ciardi

As the Store Manager and Director of Operations I have the unique experience of hearing first hand from our customers and being in the position to help decide the products and brands to carry in the store. I lean on my decades of retail experience at a national company and with family owned shops to seek out new and exciting options for our customers to enjoy! I look forward to meeting you on your next visit!

A Family & Community Tradition

Friends’ Marketplace

Originally started by my parents, Friends’ Marketplace has been a staple in Orleans and Rochester for years.  When my wife Monila & I bought the business in 2016, we wanted to maintain the special and attentive feeling that Friends’ is known for while adding in a few new surprises to delight our customers!  We are passionate about our food, our wine and our plants and our goal is to constantly bring excitement, quality and value to you in each of these areas! We are proud to carry such a wide variety of items and we personally hand pick each product to bring you the best meats, ripest produce, incredible wines, delectable cheeses and more!  Step into Friends and be inspired for your next meal or gathering!