Times are pretty frightening at the moment, and our community is more important than ever right now. There are a lot of vulnerable people in our area, people who can’t get the help they need, or who are facing a pretty bleak time over the coming weeks and maybe months. That some of our neighbours can be staring at prolongued isolation with only the most basic needs met is both saddening and frustrating.
We’ve decided to do something about it.
Together with several local independent businesses, we will be offering a doorstep delivery service to anyone in need (initially three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, although if there us sufficient demand, the frequency may be increased). If you live within 5-ish miles of Shaftesbury (check the map below) and you’re self-isolating, we’ll bring it to your door!
Every morning we’ll update our stock list on our websites and social media or you can give me a call on 07400 344330. Orders can be placed over the phone or by email (email@example.com). Please don’t leave an answerphone message, however, just in case it doesn’t get picked up in time! With the exception of special orders, they need to be in by 11am the day before delivery, to ensure we can get everything ready for you.
The High Street Bakery (bread, cakes, baking ingredients)
The Truckle Truck (cheeses, biscuits, chutneys)
We hope to add more businesses soon!
What’s in stock today?
The High Street Bakery
Bread (available fresh or par-baked, suitable for home freezing):
Tin Loaf, Large; £3.00 Small: £2.50 - white, seeded or wholemeal
White, Seeded (brown), sourdough or Wholemeal rolls: 30p each or 4 for £1
Sourdough Baguettes: £2.60
Mini Sourdough Baguettes: £1.00
Spelt Sourdough (wheat free); £3.50
Multiseed brown Sourdough tin: £3.00
Light Rye: £2.60
Irish Soda: £2.60
Spelt Soda (wheat free); £3.50
100% Rye (small tin); £3.00
100% Rye (small tin, with sunflower seeds): £3.50
Gluten Free Sourdough: £2.90
Gluten and Dairy Free Tomato and Basil: £2.90
Gluten Free Feta and Herb: £3.90
Pastries and savouries:
Plain Croissants: £1.40
Almond Croissants: £1.80
Pain au Chocolat: £1.80
Cinnamon Rolls: £1.80
Steak Pasties, Cheese and onion pasties, Vegan pasties (gluten free too): £3.00
Sausage Rolls: £2.00
Scotch eggs (NOT available frozen): £2.40
Quiche (white, wholemeal or GF base available): individual £2.70, 8” £16.50, 12” £22.00
Eggs, £1.60 for half dozen
Coffee, Chocolate, Carrot or Lemon Drizzle: £5.50
Fruit Loaf Cake: £6.50
Hot Cross Buns: £1.50 each, or 4 for £5, or 8 for £9
Scones (plain, fruit or cheese): £1.60
The Truckle Truck
Dorset Blue Vinney (£2.40/100g)
Shropshire Blue (£2.70/100g)
Renegade Monk (£7.50 each, £3.75 half)
Brie de Meaux (£3.10/100g)
Kelston Park Soft (£3.10/100g) Ewe’s:
Aged Goat’s Gouda (£3.40/100g)
Creme Chevre (£7.50 each)
Westcombe Cheddar (£2.40/100g)
Hafod Cheddar (£2.90/100g)
Wyfe of Bath (£3.50/100g)
Dorset Red (£2.60/100g)
Cornish Yarg (£2.40/100g)
Princess Alicia Victoria (£3/100g)
Quince Toasts for Cheese, Gluten Free Water Crackers, Walnut Oaties, Apricot Cracker Bakes, Seedy Cracker Bakes £3.75
Extraordinary Pickle (limited to 1 per customer until my next delivery arrives!), Spicy Caramelised Tomato & Onion Pickle, Real Ale Chutney, Apple & Cider Chutney £3.50
Fig, Damson or Quince fruit for cheese £5.50
There is more stock arriving this week, so don't forget to check back soon for some very special treats...
Holgers Signature Blend 101 £5/227g
Columbian Decaff £5/227g
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe £7/227g
Beans or ground (please specify which when ordering - ground will be sent out by default)
We can also get goat’s milk, yoghurt and butter, and sheep’s yoghurt. These are a special order, so orders must be placed by 9:30am on Monday for delivery on Saturday.
Goat’s milk £2 1 litre (please note, this does not have a long shelf life, and may only have a couple of days before it’s use-by date)
Goat’s butter £1.50/250g
Goat’s yoghurt £2.35/450ml
Sheep’s yoghurt £2.80/450ml
Coconut & Cotton are also offering a delivery service for their eco-friendly home and especially cleaning products! Check out their website for more details.
Lastly, please pass this on to anyone you know who may need our help. Of course there is an element of this that is about trying to keep our local shops and businesses open, but more importantly, it’s about making sure no one has to go without good, wholesome food – in fact, that’s more important than ever right now. Let’s help our friends and neighbours, and make this difficult time a little bit easier.
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