At this point in the pandemic, you should know how to make a few meals from pantry staples. But it can be difficult to fill your kitchen with fresh groceries if you distance yourself socially, face challenges, go to the supermarket, or find it difficult to order groceries through delivery services.
Anecdotally, I have a friend who lives in NYC and had one refreshing the page of a grocery store more than 300 times to receive a delivery. And even if you're lucky to reach a time slot, it can take up to a week to receive your food.
The solution does not use processed foods that often contain too little food for too many calories.
The solution discovers smart circumvention options for securing fresh food through unsung means.
Here are some other, less conventional ways of getting fresh food during the COVID-1
] Many of the companies that supply food to restaurants – butchers, fishmongers, dairy farms – are now selling directly to consumers.
And because these stores eliminate middlemen, some of these suppliers offer premium foods at discounted prices. (A company near me offers a box of 12 AAA fillet steaks for $ 90.)
Try Local Harvest, an online directory for smaller grocery stores in the United States, as a good place to start.
Your Favorite Restaurant
If your contact point is still open, they may be ready to sell you fresh groceries from their stock. This probably won't work for chains, but it's worth trying for pizzerias (fresh dough for homemade cakes), steakhouses (offers for steak cuts), sushi bars (different types of fish to mix up your menus) and others.
CSA programs and small farms
Although many farmers' markets are still closed, you can get your favorite spring market foods like strawberries and asparagus from your favorite farm stalls.
In response to the corona virus, many small farms have increased their presence on social media and started delivery services.
CSA programs that stand for "Community Supported Agriculture" offer organic products that are sold directly by small farms. With CSAs, you pre-purchase a “portion” of the farm's harvest that will be delivered to you after the harvest.
This is a great way to invest in sustainable agriculture and support local farms. Some CSAs offer meat and dairy products in addition to or instead of fruits and vegetables.
Food delivery services
Food delivery services such as Hello Fresh are also still available. If you reuse the contents of the boxes, you can stretch your groceries further and you can double your order to get extra groceries for the freezer. Some companies like Sun Basket also offer breakfast and lunch options.