Life is short. Newton's big. ALL Over Newton was about to launch as a one stop on-line resource for not-to-be-missed events, sales, deals, meals and steals in Newton.
And then came COVID-19.
Now our efforts are laser-focused on providing needed information on safe food and shopping resources for the Newton community. We started with small farms and businesses that are regulars at the city's farmers' markets, and added other similar local providers. This site will be updated regularly as we learn about new options. If you'd like to receive notifications on direct shopping resources, please subscribe to our email list. And, if you either encounter new resources or provide ones that you believe should be included in this site, please let us know!
Link to last Newton Farmers' Market Newsletter on direct shopping resources: https://conta.cc/3eb62Ji
#1 Why aren't Newton's grocery stores like Whole Foods, Wegmans, and Star Market included on this site?
Newton's grocery stores are stocked with food and household products and have put in place practices to help protect shoppers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our assumption is that the community is aware of these stores and the third party services, like Instacart, connected to them. Consequently, we are focusing our efforts on providing greater visibility to lesser known providers that have direct purchasing options for the Newton community.
#2 Why aren't dairy delivery services like Thatcher Farms & Crescent Ridge included on this website?
Both Thatcher Farms & Crescent Ridge are wonderful local companies delivering dairy and other products to their customers; however, currently they are not accepting new customers. When we last checked in with Thatcher Farms in mid-April, they had a wait list of 1,000 customers. The purpose of this site is to share information on providers who currently have openings.
#3 I know of a few local CSAs that are not listed on this site. Why are they missing?
We've reached out to local CSAs to confirm they are accepting new members prior to listing them as a resource. Once we receive confirmation that they have openings we will include them! Of course, we may have overlooked some farms, so, if you have recommendations of additional ones, please let us know!
#4 Why aren't Newton's restaurants included in this listing?
Newton has a wealth of diverse restaurants, which are currently offering creative options for pick up or prepare at home. We plan to add Newton's restaurants and others that service Newton to this site. Do you have a favorite local restaurant or are you an owner of a Newton restaurant? Just contact us and we'll add a Restaurant page to this site!