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!)
Crooked Row Farmstand has online ordering and pick up. Limited delivery available in the Lehigh Valley.
Deep Roots Valley Farm – eggs, meats
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.
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