If you're one of the 20,000 Canberrans in quarantine at the moment and are way down on the waitlist for deliveries from the big supermarkets, here are a few places to place an order. You might even be supporting a small local business at the same time.
Canberra Region Farmers Market
While the EPIC markets aren't running on Saturday, August 21, many stallholders are delivering throughout Canberra.
Box Gum Grazingdelivers its grassfed beef and lamb and pastured pork across the region. Order online for contactless delivery.
Nonna Maria's homemade fresh pasta and sauces make for a simple meal, or order a ready to heat lasagne and they'll deliver to your door.
Windellama Organicsis offering a free home delivery service this Saturday, August 13, on their certified organic eggs, teas and pantry items. Contactless delivery.
Don't forget your pooch. Georgie from Teacher's Pet Treats is offering free delivery with orders over $30 of their dried pet treats and ready-made meals.
Pialligo Market Grocer
Pialligo Estateis opening its orchards, market gardens, butchery, bakery, smokehouse, kitchens, wine cellar and beer fridge to feed Canberra. Grocery essentials include flour, mince, pasta, rice, bread, milk, eggs and toilet paper. But there's a great range of fresh produce from fruit and vegetables to meats and seafood. Their own range from the smokehouse is also available but are proving popular. You can also order wine and beer. Contactless click and collect is available and now so is home delivery.
One of the ACT's largest wholesalers, stocking fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, chicken and seafood, Alpha Fresh usually supplies supermarkets, restaurants and cafes. Now they are doing home deliveries to Canberra, Queanbeyan and surrounds six days a week.
With more than 350 products available including oils, nuts, seeds, grains, herbs, flours, spices, dried fruit and pastas, be prepared to spend plenty of time online browsing at The Source. You can also get cleaning products and cookie dough. Stores at Dickson and Belconnen.
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A collaboration between farmers and the Brodburger team, Claystone Meats has added fruit and vegetable boxes and a range of local beer and wine options to their menu. The meat boxes are great value.
Country Pride Butchers
The lads in Lyneham shop have three value packs they'll drop over if you live within 5km of the shop. From $50 for a mixed selection of snags, mince, chicken and steak. Check out the deals on Facebook.
And is this the definitive list?
A clever friend, who just happens to be in quarantine herself, alerted me to this list. Not sure where it originated but it contains listings for more than 60 local businesses offering deliveries for groceries and other assorted food such as dessert boxes and grazing platters, as well as ready-made meals and miscellaneous items. Check it out here.
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