About Us

Stokes was created as a dream for Harold Stokes 4 generations ago. His son Eldon furthered his vision in the 1960s when he bought a small store in Burley Idaho and the first Stokes Market was born. Eldon's son John joined his father in 1973 when he moved to Burley to extend the family dream. Together John and Eldon opened new locations including Preston Idaho.

Eldon Packer Stokes was born in Franklin, Idaho in 1917. Eldon was a second-generation grocer who grew up working in his father's butcher shop. It was during that time that Eldon began dreaming about opening up a grocery store of his own someday. Eldon's passion was heavily focused on meats. His favorite was anything barbequed. It was a standing joke that if you didn't finish your plate of meat, Eldon would finish it for you.

Eloise Beckstead Stokes was born in Downey, Idaho in 1921. As a child of The Great Depression, she learned from an early age the value of a warm home-cooked meal. It was during that time that her love for cooking began. Her passion continued while raising a house full of six hungry children. With money being tight, she found herself using everything but the kitchen sink to feed her growing family. Her children recall coming home from school to a warm batch of sticky buns for their afternoon snack. However, the family favorite was always roast beef, potatoes, and carrots.

Stokes Market in Preston, Idaho offers a one-stop shop experience. With True Value Hardware, Larry's Family Pharmacy, Full-service Deli, Bakery, and Meat departments. As well as our fresh Produce department and our fully stocked Grocery department. We also offer Online Curbside Pickup, and a Sporting Goods department, with some of the best deals around. With our friendly and knowledgeable staff here to assist you, your quality and satisfaction are guaranteed.