Supporting Small Business in Quarantine

Happy Sunday Afternoon from the Funny Farm!

If you’ve been following along on facebook throughout our COVID-19 quarantine, you know that a) people are scared and stockpiling beef so we’ve been unusually busy and b) Cheese is not doing so well being holed up at home.

It’s a scary time, for sure. People are being laid off – people are scared for their lives and the lives of their family members. The stock market is crashing and burning. We’ve been asked to social distance.

Small businesses are suffering. Small businesses – the backbone of our communities – our local economic engines – need our support. Corporations? They’ll survive this. But small businesses may not.

So, how can we provide our support? Shop small.

Here are some of my favorite places to shop: (note: check back often – I’ll continue to add my faves as I remember/get stuff from them!)

Groceries

Crooked Row Farmstand has online ordering and pick up. Limited delivery available in the Lehigh Valley.

Oley Valley Organics

The Nesting Box

Goose Lane Egg Farm

Deep Roots Valley Farm – eggs, meats

Alcohol

Deerfoot Winery has pick up and shipping options.

Dressler Estate – Downingtown + delivery

Reading Distilling Guild has limited bottle sales.

Wigle Whiskey can ship in PA.

Manatawny Creek Winery can ship in PA.

Saucony Creek Brewing open for take out

Klingers of Fleetwood has take out food, bottle and crowler sales

Union Jack’s has take out food, bottle and crowler sales

Pinnacle Ridge Winery open for bottle sales in Kutztown

Berks County Eateries that support local farmers

Saucony Creek Brewing supports at least a dozen farms.

K’Town Pub

Farmhouse Kitchen in West Reading

Friends Making Great Foods and Fun Things

Nomadic Pies – Kennett Square

Katja’s Empanadas – Pottstown

Valley Milkhouse – Oley and shipped

Birchrun Hills Farm – Chester Springs and shipped

Conebella Farm – Elverson and shipped

Local Mama Catering – meals to go in Bethlehem

Sorelle Cucina – Malvern

Daily Loaf – various sales locations

Brandywine Valley Bread – Downingtown

Estrella – Downingtown

Whiskey Hollow Maple – online

Aunt Mamie’s Pasta – West Chester

Good Grain Bread Company – Fleetwood

Baba’s Kombucha – Phoenixville

Pasture Song Farm – Pottstown – pork, chicken, flowers

The Rustic Bunch – local flowers

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