Local Businesses Create Resilience
During this challenging and uncertain time, many Adirondack food producers are responding in innovative ways to make sure their larger community stays fed and safe. The support community members can provide for area food producers, in turn, is, as always, incredibly important for the sustainability of the local economy. The need and demand for local food during this crisis demonstrates the importance of thriving local food businesses for the survival of communities.
Many businesses are adjusting their long-term workflow and strategy to offer safe access to local food. This resource page is designed to help you navigate the diverse array of local food businesses in the Adirondacks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not seeing something you’re looking for? Check out our full directory to find contact information for the local food purveyor you would like more information from.
Pick-Up/ Delivery for Local Food and Groceries
Delivery and Curbside Pick-Up Options
We’ve made it easier for you to buy local food safely while taking precautions against spreading COVID-19. You can now search the Adirondack Harvest Directory by “delivery” and “pick-up” options.
Find delivery and pick-up options here
Ordering Local Food Online
Businesses with online ordering now have a link to their platform in their profile. All locations with online ordering are found in the “delivery and pick-up” categories.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Options
Many regional CSA’s begin soon. By participating in a CSA, you pay for a season’s worth of fresh food to a farmer, who then will coordinate pick-up or delivery to you on a weekly basis.
Find a Local Farmstore
Many farmstores are open and taking special care to keep their products available to the public safely.
Browse farmstands and farmstores in the region
Our partners at ANCA have also compiled a helpful map that shows some farmstores that are taking additional precautions to reduce contamination and are remaining open for shoppers.
Take-Out and Delivery at Restaurants
Some Take-out and Delivery Options from Regional Restaurants compiled by Adirondack Almanac.
Search the Adirondack Harvest directory for restaurants that serve local food, strengthening our local economy.
Farmers’ Markets + Event Updates
Many events have been canceled, and the regulations in New York State for gatherings change daily. However, many winter farmers’ market organizers have updated their protocol to allow a safer experience for customers and vendors. Find a winter farmers’ market near you here.
Some winter farmers’ markets such as the Saranac Lake Farmers’ Park-It and Snowy Grocery are both offering curbside pick-up for online pre-orders.
Sign Up for Local Food Updates
Join our community newsletter that shares the stories of area food producers, both during this time of crisis and continuing into the future carrying the mission of Adirondack Harvest, which supports other Adirondack grown products as well. Please sign up here if you’d like to be included in updates impacting access to local food.
Help Build Back Better
Please understand that the extremely fast-changing nature of this outbreak may mean some information listed is out of date. We are working to make updates as quickly as possible, but please contact individual businesses for more information.
If you’re an Adirondack Harvest member and would like to share your updated services during the COVID-19 outbreak, please update your profile, or contact us.