Butchery opening hours & online orders: March 20

20 Mar 2020

Butchery opening hours this week
Friday 20th: 12.00 - 3.00 pm
Saturday 21st: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
Online orders
On Sunday 22nd  we'll be opening up online orders again for next week.

Thanks so much for your patience in these rather unusual times.

For those of you who have called and turned up to find us closed, we apologise. The volume of orders we've received has been similar to our Christmas rush but without any warning or preparation and with a little less less cheer! We needed to close for a few days so that we could be sure of honouring our existing orders. As it is, it's been a bit of a scramble and we'd be lying if we didn't admit that there's been the odd hiccup over the last few days...

As always, we're blown away by the warmth and generosity of our lovely community of retail customers and producers and our hearts go out to our friends in hospitality as restaurants and cafes shut down.  

Please be reassured that our short supply chain model based on direct purchasing from farmers remains robust and supply is good. But we urge you to please be considerate and only buy what you need for the short term. There will be plenty to go around and we have every intention of continuing to supply all of you with fresh, traceable, local food. 

Precautionary protocols at the Butchery

  • Before you enter the shop, you'll be asked to wash your hands.
  • You will not be required to wear a plastic bottle on your head - unless you desperately want to.
  • We'll maintain social distancing inside the shop by limiting the number of customers at any given time.
  • We are continually sanitising shop surfaces.
  • As an added precaution, we'll no longer be accepting cash. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Like all of you, we're taking this whole situation a day at a time and doing our best to adapt and evolve.

Sending love, air kisses and foot bumps to you all.

(By the way, does anyone out there know how to foot bump without looking like a complete drongo? There were a few people doing it in the butchery and it looked like an amateur river dancing troupe after a night at the pub or a physiotherapy session for evangelicals with severe feet injuries. I challenge anyone to submit proof of confident foot bumping while retaining a shred of dignity or cool.)