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Posted on: March 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] How to Shop Local During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Local businesses are responding to the Coronavirus public health emergency. Here’s how you can continue to shop local and dine local. 

This list will be updated so check back! Submit your business COVID 19 services to  

Food and Drink
Abel Caterers is offering dinners to go for 4 people for $49.99. Orders must be called or emailed in by 2 pm the day before. Pick up is available between 2 and 4 pm at their Woodbridge location, 70 Bradley Road. Free delivery is also available within Woodbridge, Bethany, and New Haven. Call 203-389-2300 or email Menu is available on Facebook, Instagram and website.  

New England Brewing Co.  taproom hours remain the same but beer will be sold for to-go only. All events are canceled. No cash is accepted. Everything that we have on draught will be available to be taken home in a growler. We will accept all CLEAN growlers to fill as well as new growlers available. A note on cleaning growlers: once you finish the beer from your growler rinse several times with hot water and let dry with the cap off. Growlers deemed dirty by our staff will not be filled.

Paolo Ristoranteserving modern and classic Italian cuisine, is open for food to go. 208 Amity Road; (475) 209-9296

Rise & Grind Nutrition, which prepares healthy smoothies and energy teas, is taking call ahead orders at 203-553-9911. Customers may also purchase supplies to make the shakes and teas from home and there are discounts for nutrition and immunity essentials for home. 1652 Litchfield Turnpike.

Woodbridge-based janitorial services, Advantage Maintenance, is providing Coronavirus disinfection services. The company can work to develop a site-specific plan including an extensive cleaning and disinfection of the entire building. See details here.

Mallory Grimste, LCSW 
My office provides counseling for teens. My office is open with virtual counseling as a back-up. I am extending my session availability to allow for crisis/as needed temporary counseling as well (in office or virtual).

If people are interested in booking a session, they can schedule a phone screening here:

As an added resource, I’ve created a free video playlist to help people manage their anxiety during this time here:

The Red Barn of Woodbridge (245 Amity Road) is offering free shipping, curbside pickup, porch home delivery and gift certificates. Call 203 389-2910 or visit

The Write Approach (245 Amity Road) is closed to the public but available via phone (203-397-8272 ) or email ( for gift-giving advice, pick-up/curbside delivery or shipping.

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