It’s that time. We are both happy and sad to announce this will be our last week of offering our Curbside Pick up. We’re sad because we have loved getting to personally know so many of you and your families, yet happy that after 17 months our services aren’t needed the same way they were when the pandemic started.
Back in April 2020, we started this service because our own friends and family were fearful to go to the grocery stores, and we’d heard so many stories of people waiting in long lines just to get a bit of fresh produce. Trucks were being delayed, drivers were being laid off, and store employees weren’t showing up to work. We knew there was a better way, and the importance of everyone being able to access the freshest produce in a safer way. So while so many of our restaurant customers were learning to pivot in the pandemic, we did the same by offering produce, dairy, seafood, meat and dinner boxes. We had thousands of people drive through our parking lot, popping their trunk, introducing us to their kids and pets in the back seat and thanking us with smiles through the window. We set out thinking this would only be a few weeks, maybe a month (two at tops!) and yet each week you kept coming back, and while the need was there - we wanted to be there for you.
This business started as a farm stand by our grandfather in 1955, and our father Don grew the farm stand into a state of the art wholesale supplier for restaurants, grocers, and hospitality venues over the last 40 years. Now in our third generation, we’re so proud of what we accomplished with our team through this pandemic. This was part of our company history we never intended to write.
With your support we were able to continue providing much needed business to local farmers, food vendors and restaurants. We all made a positive impact during a trying time. Now the time has come to refocus on our restaurants and markets that are back in full business and need all of our support and attention once again. We thank you for your business, we have been honored to be a part of your dinner table every week and we look forward to continue to evolve to better serve our customers. Whether you’re enjoying a side of crispy Brussels sprouts at a 5 star restaurant, or a batch of fresh cut fries at your favorite burger joint - we’ll still smile knowing you’re enjoying our produce. Continue following us on social media, as you just never know what way we might move next.
We’ll see you soon!
The Sardilli Family