By Kristin Dvorak
It’s a strange and unsettling time for many, being told to stay home, and for businesses, closing their doors indefinitely. Garver Feed Mill on the city’s east side hosts a collection of eateries, food producers and wellness-focused businesses—and several of their tenants are doing what they can to stay connected with consumers, while still maintaining business as usual(ish).
Dane County Farmers’ Market
If you’re a loyal customer at the Dane County Farmers’ Market late winter market at Garver Feed Mill, then you’ll appreciate the work that they are doing to accommodate the community and our local farmers at this time. Customers are encouraged to contact vendors directly (see the full list here) to place an order that can be picked up, drive thru-style. Farmers are often protected with masks or bandanas, and orders are placed into the trunk of your car or bicycle basket without contact. Participating vendors and pickup dates are subject to change, but you can stay up to date by checking the Dane County Farmers’ Market Facebook page or the DCFM website.
KOSA Ayurvedic Spa
While KOSA’s doors are closed for the time being, you can shop their wellness products online (with free local delivery!). Additionally, for every $100 KOSA gift card purchased, customers receive a $10 bonus. If you’d like some guidance in proper self-care during this trying time, KOSA’s ayurvedic counselors are offering virtual, individualized counseling sessions starting at $50.
Surya Café (Garver Feed Mill location only)
Surya’s menu has changed slightly, offering their regular vegan café menu in larger portions (serving sizes are for two to four people that are prepared for you to complete at home) and also ready-to-eat options—all available for curbside pickup. Order online between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
Show a little love to yourself or someone you care about—Cosa Boutique is currently offering “Safer at Home Packages” to online shoppers. There are five unique groupings to choose from filed with self-care goodies, such as one with a rose quartz facial roller, loose-leaf tea, facial cloths and exfoliating sugar cubes. The best part? A portion of the sale of each box goes to the American Family Children’s Hospital. Browse the Safer at Home Packages here.
It’s important to stay active and mindful during this time when gyms are closed and group fitness classes are cancelled. Perennial Yoga has created an online community where members and non-members alike can virtually meet for different yoga practices and wellness discussions throughout the week. Check the schedule for live sessions here or pick your practice from Perennial’s YouTube channel.