Hudson Valley Grocery Stores Offering Curbside Pickup and/or Delivery Service | Market | Hudson Valley
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While so many aspects of daily life have fundamentally changed, slowed down, or stopped entirely during this COVID-19 outbreak, grocery shopping has remained a constant. The feeling of a fully stocked pantry is comforting even in ordinary times, much more so in the present moment.
Despite some weird turning points (probably none of us will forget the 2020 toilet paper crisis) and disruptions as everyone has switched gears, growers are still growing, packers are still packing, and trucks are still rolling to fill the grocery shelves.
The fewer trips outside and the fewer points of contact we can have with others, the better it is to limit the spread of the virus. To help you stay safe and healthy during the pandemic – and to alleviate the fear of grocery shopping – we’ve grouped the Hudson Valley grocery stores that currently offer roadside pickup and / or delivery services.
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Some rules to live by
Almost all grocery stores now limit the first hour of the day to seniors over 60 and people with compromised immune systems. They have also put in place additional hygiene and disinfection protocols and ask you to limit purchases of a few essentials so that there is enough for everyone.
According to The Crazy Coupon Lady, early in the day is the best time to find shelves fully stocked in most locations, and the best time to place an order for delivery as well. This is of course a rapidly evolving situation; If you need something very special, you can call the stores closest to you to check availability. In the meantime, here are some local food sources, large and small, and their current situations:
Shoprite has set up an on-site delivery service at its Kingston, Montgomery, Vails Gate and Wappingers Falls stores. Some product categories are limited to two items per customer. The driver will text or call shortly before his arrival and then disappear into the fog like pantry elves. You can order online and pick up on the roadside from multiple locations in the Hudson Valley. You can also sign up for text notifications about order updates or out of stock products.
Stop and Shop offers deliveries (also “unattended”) from locations in Newburgh, Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie. Delivery is via Peapod. Note, however, that waiting times are longer than usual. Seniors over 60 and the immunocompromised only from 6-7:30 a.m. NB: The roadside collection has been temporarily suspended.
Price Chopper, with locations in Catskill, Saugerties, and Great Barrington, offers roadside pickup and delivery through InstaCart. Senior shopping 6-7 a.m. daily.
Hannaford’s To Go pick-up service was suspended until the end of March as all resources were devoted to replenishing stocks. They offer special hours for seniors and CDC-identified high-risk individuals from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Independent grocery stores
Berkshire Food Co-op, a 7,600-square-foot market selling meat, seafood, poultry, produce and bulk offerings, now offers a roadside pick-up service at their Great Barrington store.
A full-range natural and organic grocery store in Ghent, the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store offers roadside collection organized by email and local delivery.
Rolling Grocer 19 in Hudson offers pre-order and roadside pick-up. If you’re quarantined in Columbia County or based in your home country, they’ll arrange delivery for you. But be patient, the delivery drivers here are all voluntary. You have fresh produce, dairy products, breads, cereals, meat, seafood, non-perishable goods, toiletries, and other miscellaneous items.
Kelder’s Farm in Kerhonkson, which offers farmed meat and poultry, as well as a tempting selection of baked goods and specialties, has organized the roadside pickup.
Otto’s market in Germantown offers roadside pickup of their produce, staples, specialties, delicacies and baked goods.
The High Falls Food Co-op offers roadside shopping and is working on an online ordering system for their selections of vegan and vegetarian goodies, soups, staples, meat and dairy products.
Health & Nutrition in New Paltz accepts email orders for product, bulk, specialty foods and roadside gourmet cheese pickups. .
Sunflower Natural Foods offers shopping hours from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for seniors and people with weakened immune systems. And when someone goes shopping for you, they’ll take your credit card payment over the phone. The delicatessen, juice bar and salad bar are closed until further notice.