covid-19

Covid 19 Store Update - We're Reopening!!

We're so excited that the Grainery Store on Agricola Street is reopening to walk-in shopping!

We have been closed to all but pre-order pickup and CSA pickup since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while we are still figuring out how to navigate, we are trying to reopen slowly to serve our community. To start we will open on Saturdays from 12 pm to 4 pm and increase days as we can.

We have safety protocols outlined in the attached document, but they are summarized as: when you shop in store masks are mandatory (please shop online if you can't wear a mask for health reasons or contact us for other options), use hand sanitizer, stay 6ft away from other customers and the volunteers, and touch as little as possible. Our volunteers will also wear a mask, handle all the bulk jars, sanitize all high-touch areas in between each customer, and sanitize the rest of the store regularly. We are a volunteer-run food coop and the health of our volunteers and customers is our highest priority.

We are still offering all our other shopping options, from our popular pre-orders to our CSA pickup day on Wednesday to our participation in the The Halifax Brewery Market's Neighbourhood Goods store 

For more information on how our pre-orders work, check out our Pre-Order Catalogue and our Pre-Order FAQs. For the Hutten CSA pickup, please call or stop by the store on the regular pickup day and the volunteer will let you in for pickup.

As always, look out for your friends, family, and neighbours. Support small and local businesses. Be kind to and patient with each other.

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COVID-19 Store and Market Update

The Grainery Store on Agricola Street and the Saturday market stall at the Halifax Brewery Market remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our members talk often about the things we can still do to provide reasonably-priced local and organic food to our members and the general public. This is an unprecedented time and many organizations are still figuring out how to navigate. We are a volunteer-run food coop and the health of our volunteers and customers is our highest priority. Our volunteers are working as hard as they can to navigate the extra work that comes from the changes, but please expect delays in orders, email responses, and social media message responses.

We are still continuing our pre-order program where you can pre-order a bulk product and get it in a few weeks once we receive it from our suppliers. For more information on how our pre-orders work, check out our Pre-Order Catalogue and our new Pre-Order FAQs. We are also still a pick up location for the Hutten CSA. For the Hutten CSA pickup, please call or stop by the store on the regular pickup day and the volunteer will let you in for pickup.

The Saturday Farmer’s Market is closed, but the Halifax Brewery Market team is running a wonderful store called Neighbourhood Goods, where you can shop in person and pick up many of our amazing products the same day, or online and pick up the same week. Neighbourhood Goods offers products from many participating Saturday Market vendors so you can support the other wonderful local businesses we shared our Saturdays with.

As always, look out for your friends, family, and neighbours. Support small and local businesses. Be kind to and patient with each other.

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COVID-19 Store Closure Announcement

In light of the current COVID-19 news and instructions we have decided to temporarily close The Grainery Store on Agricola Street until further notice. We are a volunteer-run food coop and the health of our volunteers and customers is our highest priority. 

We are continuing our pre-order program and will still be a pickup location for the Hutten CSA. For the pickup of a pre-ordered product please make an appointment by emailing grainpre@thegrainery.ca or DMing us on any social media channel. For the Hutten CSA pickup, please call or stop by the store on the regular pickup day and the volunteer will let you in for pickup.

The stall at the Halifax Brewery Farmer’s Market will remain open at this time. Further updates will be posted on our website, social media channels, and at the store. 

As always, lookout for your friends, family, and neighbours. Support small and local businesses. Be kind and patient to each other. 

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