Now is the perfect time to try it.
If standing in a supermarket queue, elbow to elbow with crowds of panic-shoppers doesn’t sound appealing, a unique Cork collective of local food producers and artisan cooks have a better idea.
Neighbourfood, a service that allows you to shop all the best local food producers and collect your haul once a week in the city, has announced a delivery service to cater to people who are self-quarantining or choosing to stay indoors.
The next Cork City Market collection is due to happen on Wednesday, March 18th, but with the current coronavirus restrictions, the Neighbourfood team is pitching in to keep everyone fed:
“The importance of shopping locally has never been more prevalent and hopefully here at Neighbourfood we can provide the alternative needed to keep your fridge filled at this difficult time.” the company said in an email.
“If you fall outside the perimeter for delivery, please email us on [email protected] and we will do our best to facilitate a delivery to you.”
Fill your basket with local produce
All of the products listed in the NeighbourFood market are grown or produced by local farmers or artisan producers. You just register here, fill your basket and pay online and wait for your goodies to arrive.
For instance, you can get sourdough from Bread and Roses, meat from O’Mahony’s Butchers, East Ferry Farm and Caherbeg Free Range Pork, spuds and veggies from Douglas Allotments and Organic Republic and milk from Gloun Cross Dairy in Dunmanway.
You can even stock up on cleaning supplies from Lily’s Eco Clean and order a bottle of vino from Le Caveau Wines provided you get your order in before Monday.
Douglas Farmer’s Market is open for business
Meanwhile, Douglas Farmer’s Market has announced that it’s business as usual for stallholders, albeit with some extra hygiene and safety measures in place.
“In these uncertain times, the Farmers Market will continue to operate to provide people with fresh, local nourishing food that is so important for maintaining health.” the market organisers posted on social media.
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“The safety of our customers and stallholders is our absolute priority and we are taking all advice available to us.
Stallholders, as always, will maintain a high standard of hygiene.
“We will be reducing the density of our seating area in the market and hand sanitizers will be available. We will not be accepting keep cups at this time. We ask all of our customers to wash their hands before visiting the market.
“If you are feeling unwell please stay at home.”