We are taking all measures we can to help "flatten the curve" of Covid-19 infection while keeping our services going and our staff and customers supplied, healthy and happy.
We have stepped up ordering of staples across all categories and our buyers are working to find alternate supply for items that are being shorted. We are starting to see some shorting of orders particularly in the fresh produce world: we may have more conventional produce than usual, and you may see substitutions for some of your favourite items. We are NOT seeing any need to buy more than you need at the moment...a strategy that will be appreciated by all of your neighbours also looking for local supply.
Our Kitchen is cranking out great prepared meals, most of which also freeze well. Today we have gluten free pork and beans, mac and cheese, korean chicken, vegetarian chili, sweet and sour pork, quiche....
(please note gluten free from our kitchen MAY contain traces of wheat)
All touch surfaces are being sanitized regularly with a bleach solution. Shopping basket handles, door handles, counters etc. We encourage everyone (customers too) to constantly wash their hands with soap and hot water. Our public washroom is available at the back of the store.
We are in the process of removing all self-service fill options in the store: coffee station, condiments, cutlery, water, some bulk. We appreciate your patience and co-operation as we scramble to switch to some kind of temporary full service in these areas.
We have removed all seating in our cafe area. You are welcome to pick up your take out items at the counter and sit in our beautiful outdoor patio to enjoy your lunch. Especially while the weather is so glorious! We would ask that while in the store you try to not get too close to other shoppers and give a little space in the cash lines.
This is a fragile time for everyone. We will do our best to meet your needs within the constraints of varioius regulations and health requirements, and of course the resources that we have available to us. We very much appreciate your support and patience and encourage everyone to above all else, be kind. We all need each other!