Hazel Roberts picks out local shops that are still open to customers, and companies that are delivering produce such as takeaway food and drink…
As you can imagine, all the local food and drinks events have been cancelled this month. Instead, local businesses have been finding new and ingenious ways to reach their customers.
This is helping people get the food and drink that they need and want and is helping to keep local businesses financially viable during these difficult times.
Here is a summary of some of the new services available locally.
Takeaway Delivery Services
Local blogger ‘Sophie etc’ has produced a guide to Local Independent Takeaway & Delivery Services, which she is updating as things change so look her up on social media.
Food Delivery Services
Gourmet butchers, Woburn Country Foods, have an online delivery service to Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire.
Jasper Catering are a local catering franchise now offering next day food delivery in Milton Keynes of fruit, vegetables, meat and essentials.
Moorgate Farm are supplying veg boxes for contactless collection or delivery.
Harvest of Olney are delivering fruit and veg boxes and essentials. Delivery is free of charge in the Olney area or collection from further afield.
Woburn Sands Community Market has gone online. Stalls can be accessed via their Facebook page. All enquiries should be made directly with the stallholder.
Stony Stratford Farmers Market vendors, Crayfish Capers, Debbie’s and Really Good are all set up to deliver fresh food to your door. See their Facebook page for details.
Drink Delivery Services
Carlo’s Coffee Kitchen and Wooden Hill Coffee both have coffee available for home delivery.
You can get beer deliveries from Hornes Brewery, MK Biergarten, The Beer Garage and Bucks Star Beer. Wharf Distillery is offering free delivery of spirits and mixers.
Markets and Shops Still Open
Olney’s Farmers Market is still on the first Sunday of the month and Odell’s Yard market is open every Saturday.
Peck’s Farm Shop in Leighton Buzzard, Harvest of Olney, and Woodstock’s Bakery are all open currently. And in Woburn Sands, Nonna’s have converted themselves into a shop for essentials.