Small Businesses During COVID-19

As our country and the world sees the impacts of COV-19, we must work to support one another in every way we can.
One of the cornerstones of our community are our small businesses. With students leaving early and many people becoming less mobile, our small businesses, many of which operate on very thin margins, will face great challenges. We all need to work to minimize the impact and ensure these businesses continue during and following the outbreak.

Here’s how you can help our local merchants:

  1. Buy gift certificates. Even if you don’t use them now, you can use them in the future. Some shops offer these online.
  2. Buy products that will keep, through freezing or other means, from our area stores. STOCK UP LOCALLY.
  3. Some businesses are offering delivery or pickup services. Take advantage of these when you can.
  4. Contribute to PCD’s Small Business Fund to help us provide direct assistance to those in need.

Below is a list of what businesses have available during the outbreak. Please follow their links to learn more:

Parry’s has two ways to order food and home goods online, accessible right from the homepage of their website.
The Rye Berry Bakery & Cafe has online gift cards and is offering delivery services. They are also starting a weekly bread delivery subscription; visit their Facebook page for details.
Flour & Salt Bakery is closed, but still has online gift cards.
FoJo Beans has online gift cards and is open Mon-Wed-Fri for drinks only.
Crush Bottle Shop has contactless pickup and delivery and will have their online shop up soon; currently you can place orders by phone (315-750-5222) or e-mail (Crushbottleshop@gmail.com).
O’Mara Family Farms is offering home delivery of pasture based Black Angus beef.
Hamilton Whole Foods has bulk available and is trying to stay open as much as possible for grocery needs. They also have e-gift cards available here. They will keep doing to-go meals as long as they can. Items can be pre-ordered and brought to the curb or delivered if necessary.
Jewett’s Cheese House is open regular hours and if you call ahead they will bring your order out to your car.
Kriemhild Dairy‘s Kriemhild Kupboard self-service farm store is open during daylight hours. Accepts cash, checks, and credit cards if someone is on the premises to do so. Orders can be shipped.
Evergreen Gallery offers gift certificates by phone (315-824-0897) or through private message on Facebook. Gift certificates are typically mailed out, but an online version can be created and e-mailed to you (payment will still need to be done by phone).
Shol’s Boutique is currently online-only and is offering free shipping on orders over $50.
Maxwell’s is accepting phone orders.
Rusch’s Bar & Grill is offering takeout and gift cards and free delivery for orders over $25 within a 10-mile radius, with free delivery at any amount to people over 60.
The Zen Den will be streaming Gentle Flow Yoga on Instagram Live with the first session on Thursday, March 19th at 9:00 a.m. Follow thezendenstudio on Instagram to participate!
Good Nature Farm Brewery is offering take-out ordering by phone (315-824-2337) and curbside pickup. Follow them on Facebook to see their weekly to-go specials.
The Colgate Bookstore is taking orders online or by phone (1-877-362-7666)
Hamilton Eatery is open with a limited menu and will have your phone order ready for you by the front door.
The Hamilton Inn is preparing a new menu and has free delivery on orders of $25 or more within a 20 miles radius of all locations. All takeout orders will be available for pickup at the Hamilton Inn.
Common Thread is hard at work planting food for the coming months, and they currently have selections of crops still in storage from last season, which are available for self-serve pickup at the farm on Tuesdays and Fridays. CSA shares for the 2020 season are also available.
Ray Brothers BBQ is open for takeout orders. Follow them on Facebook for information about their specials.
Poolville Country Store is open for curbside pickup Tuesday-Saturday starting at 5:00 p.m. Follow them on Facebook for their weekly specials.