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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.  

Massaro Community Farm has some fresh produce, meat, eggs, dairy and jarred tomato products. Pre-order by Wednesday 3/18 at 8 pm to pick up on Friday 3/20 at the farm, 41 Ford Rd. Details here.

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.

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:

Ingrid Harrison, Affordable Personal Services, offers shopping/errands, pharmacy runs, cooking, pet care, non-medical elder care. I am also a certified End of LIfe Doula Consultant/Practitioner offering ongoing training, for people that cannot get to their loved ones. Check-ins, assisting with funeral/end of life options still can take place.

Huestis Tucker Architects are open for business. They are available for remote meetings and site visits. Anyone who needs us can call or can email

The Red Barn of Woodbridge (245 Amity Road) is closed to the public but offering in-person shopping or FaceTime shopping by appointmnet. Email to schedule and get on the email list. There is also free local delivery, curbside pick-up and gift certificates. Call 203 389-2910 or visit

Woodbridge Running Company is committed to maintaining a safe environment for our staff and customers. We are diligently sanitizing our doors, phones, computers, etc. several times per day to minimize the chance of any viruses being contracted. Woodbridge Running Company will remain open regular hours, and we are happy to accommodate our customers: If you are uncomfortable coming into our store, you can place an order over the phone & pick it up outside the store, or we can mail it to you!
We are still offering 20% off all merchandise throughout the month of March. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 203-387-8704.

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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