For more than seven years, owners and husband-and-wife team Henry and Verna Yoder have been treating those in Bonners Ferry and the surrounding communities specialty foods combined with wonderful service—and friendship.
Serving North Idaho, Eastern Washington, Western Montana and British Columbia with surplus groceries at a discounted price, Yoder’s Market offers fresh produce, deli sandwiches with homemade bread, house-made salads, breakfast burritos, homemade sausage gravy and biscuits, cinnamon rolls, their famous cream sticks and much more.
Home to the largest deli in the area, customers are treated to the highest quality and best prices with more than 80 varieties of meat and cheese from Ohio’s Amish Country, all sliced to your order. Looking for a deli tray for a party? They will help you build and design it! With Yoder’s Deli Rewards program, for every 15 pounds of meat or cheese you purchase, you get a free pound of your choice!
With the warmer sunny days fast approaching, Yoder’s Market is the perfect stop for Glacier ice cream cones, shakes, cups or take-home quarts, with 12 flavors to choose from. While there, you can also shop Huckleberry products, souvenirs, Leanin’ Tree Cards and reading and sun glasses.
Family owned and operated, what makes Yoder's unique is their exceptional and friendly customer service to all who walk through their door. They take business to the next level because Henry and Verna believe in the importance of building relationships with those they serve. “Our customers are not just another customer but a human being with a heart and soul,” says Henry. “We care about the people in our community. We feel love and compassion for all who come through the door and we pray for our customers and employees on a regular basis.”
Henry notes that while some people come in to shop, others come in because they need a listening ear. “We all hit tough times in our life and together we make a strong community. It's about helping each other.” He adds that he finds it truly rewarding to see the families and individuals they serve excited about all the food they can purchase for a low price, or when people ask Henry and Verna to pray for them and they come back with a testimony.
When it comes to the success of their business, the Yoders are strong in their belief that God is the one behind their accomplishments. They credit their employees as well and are proud of what they contribute to the business and the customers they serve each day. Lastly, Henry acknowledges the immense community support they have received over the years.
“The people in the community speak so much blessing and life into our business that we believe it creates an atmosphere of success. We feel we are being rewarded from the community for the service that we provide to the community,” says Henry. “These days people are looking for family structure, affordable groceries and someone who cares; we promote all of those.”
Henry and Verna grew up in Ohio as Traditional Amish, driving horse and buggy for transportation, living with no phone or electricity, milking cows by hand, farming with horses and more. The couple moved to North Idaho in January 2003 when they became born-again Christians. “[We] felt God wanted us to move West to Bonners Ferry,” Henry says.
In addition to owning Yoder’s Market, Henry is a pastor and president of the Boundary County Ministerial Association, which is comprised of 16 different denominations who work together to ‘Exalt God and Serve People.’ As he says, “It is so exciting to see different churches being able to work together to serve our community.”
Henry and Verna invite you to shop at Yoder's Market, where you'll enter as a customer and leave as a friend.
56 Plato Drive
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805
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