Love’s Greengrocers also used the method of fruit and veg delivery boxes as a way to carry on trading and help keep the community nourished. Andy and the rest of the team at the Heworth-based greengrocers had an amazing response from the delivery-service and quickly saw many of their delivery slots being filled. The team urged customers to alert them of any community members who were house-bound due to shielding, so as they would be able to deliver supplies straight to their door with no delivery charge.
As the nation went into lockdown, Lotte the baker had just found a forever home for her bakery which was previously based in Spark. Flori Bakery, which can be found on Walmgate, soon proved to be a shining light for many in the bleak months of lockdown; the self-proclaimed ‘community bakery’ helped to keep customers stocked with delicious buns, pastries, and a whole host of other comforting treats through their delivery service and by serving out of the door.
In a post, Lotte said: “We bake through the night on Friday evening for Saturday morning pastries for our neighbourhood. We play our favourite music and laugh a lot and before we know it the sun is rising and the ovens are being loaded with your pastries. We do everything by hand in the bakery. Thank you to our bakery community for supporting local sustainability and enjoying being part of keeping a little bakery like ours alive and thank you to the volunteers who pedal as fast as they can to deliver your pastries.”