How to Shop Local While Social Distancing – Spring 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses are taking a huge financial hit, with retail and hospitality being amongst the worst affected. But did you know that many businesses are coming up with different ways to meet their customers’ needs during this challenging time? From restaurants to retail stores to fitness classes, many businesses are ramping up delivery offerings. Escarpment believes we can all make a difference and help support our local independent businesses.

How can we help?
  1. Buy a gift card – Purchasing gift cards is a manifestation of customer loyalty, as every purchase made is a guarantee of future visit.
  2. Leave a review – If you were happy with the service or product you received from the business, let them and others know about it!
  3. Shop local – We’ve compiled a list of local businesses in our area that are offering their services during the pandemic. Check back often as this list will be updated daily!

Retail

Brabary – Online shop

Metra Fashion House -We sadly had to close to the public, but we are bringing shopping to you! Follow us on facebook and instagram @metrafashionhouse to check out our latest style inspo and spring trends. Shop our collections at www.metrafashionhouse.com

FREE local delivery within 48 hrs and SAFE curb-side pick-up. Gift cards available. Use code THANX10 online for 10% off for shopping local.  Text Cathy 705-606-1456 for direct help.

Awear Eco Boutique– Shop our spring collections at www.awearecoboutique.ca and follow us on facebook and instagram @awearecoboutique

FREE local delivery within 48 hrs and SAFE curb-side pick-up. Gift cards and pre-made Mother’s Day boxes available in time for Mother’s Day. Use code THANX10 online for 10% off for shopping local. Text Cathy 705-606-1456 for direct help.
Cherchez la Femme – Online shop – Free Delivery
Cora Couture – Online shop
Tigs – Online shop – Free delivery
D.C. Taylor Jewellers – Online Shop – Free delivery
Lac Boutique – Virtual tours of store – Free shipping over $100
Jessica’s Book Nook – No contact pick-up
Leuk & Leuk no.2 – Floral design service with free delivery/and online shopping
CCE Promotions – Online shopping and delivery available
The Styled Life Journal – Online home decor shop, shipping Canada wide and free local contact-free front door drop off
The POSH Shoppe – Online shopping boutique
Minds Alive Collingwood – Online and phone in orders – curb-side pickup 11-3 Monday to Saturday.  Free shipping on online orders over $75.

Restaurants

Thornbury Craft Cider & Beer – Contactless online ordering
Mudtown Station – Take Out hot food & frozen meals
Georgian Hills Vineyards – Retail store OPEN, curbside pick up, Online ordering and home delivery options
Culinary Designs Catering – Pick up or delivery of frozen meals
Kaytoo – Famous perogies being sold at BRGRZ in Collingwood (restaurant closed)
Gustav Chophouse – Offering “Chef Cooking at Home” bundles. Online ordering and pick-up
Bruce Wine Bar – Contactless take-out by phone, from 4-8pm, Thursday-Saturday
Saucy Pasta and Gourmet Foods – Fresh pasta, sauce, and prepared meal delivery free
Thonburi Thai Food – Take out 1-7 pm
Heavenly Cafe – Open for take out,Thursday-Saturday 11-4 (one customer at a time) and curb side pickup.
Thornbury Bakery – Open for takeout daily 8am-4pm
The Mill Café – Contactless take-out by phone
Northwinds (Collingwood) – Open for food and beer take-out

 

Other

Kokoro – 10am coffee chats daily via ZOOM
Buddha Rider – Daily ZOOM classes
Marion Hair Studio – Deliveries and curb-side pick-up
Live Life Fit – Virtual fitness and stretch/yoga classes
Thornbury Leg Vein Clinic – Free delivery or mail of compression socks, stockings and skin care
CrossFit Indestri – Daily zoom classes, online classes and online apparel
Blue Mountain Honda – Service Department is OPEN for Essential Services & Repairs. New Honda and used vehicle sales are available by phone and online
The Co-Operators -Julia White & Associates Inc – We are doing things a little differently, but we are working 9-5 for our clients

Specialty Grocery & Markets

Sideroad Farm – Open (only one shopper in the store at a time), Online ordering pick-up and delivery.
Goldsmiths Orchard Market – Open – also offering online ordering, delivery and pick-up
Dags and Willow – Online ordering, curb-side pick-up
The Cheese Galley – Online or phone ordering, curb-side pick-up or delivery
Gather Grocery – Pre-order for pick up and delivery
Bad Vegan – Orders- Monday- Wednesday (while supplies last) Pick-up and Free Deliveries (Clarksburg to Wasaga 40km)
The Frauxmagerie – Free local delivery
Collingwood Kombucha – Free local delivery
Roost Wine Company – Online ordering and contactless delivery
Men with Knives Catering – Now offering MWK Grocery including frozen meals, home essentials, fresh produce, baking supplies and more with free local home delivery.

 

 

While physical distancing and isolating at home becomes the new normal, we thank you for keeping hard-hit local businesses top of mind and supporting them.

Have an addition to our list? Please email info@escarpmentmagazine.ca  with business name, brief description of services offered and website