COVID 19 UPDATE - 30TH APRIL 2020
To our dear customers.
We are very grateful to all of you who to continue to shop with us during these troubling times - remember when you shop with us you are also supporting our staff, our suppliers, farmers and many other small businesses. We have been very grateful for the calm, loving and kind behaviour that our customers have shown to each other and our staff over the past weeks.
We have applied the following protocols to provide a safe working and shopping environment (we will continue to update this page as government guidelines are made):
STAFFING: We have implemented extra cleaning and hygiene measures in-house to ensure our practices are as thorough as possible and have let all staff know not to come in if they are feeling unwell. We are very concerned that our staff are supported during this time and our part time workers accumulate sick leave so will not be left financially stranded if they err on the side of caution and stay home.
HOME DELIVERY: We have opened an online “contact-free” home delivery service. Our staff practice regular hand-washing and apply sanitiser + use gloves for packing each box. We also limit contact when delivering orders leaving them at your doorstep rather than handing them to you in person. (Please note that we are uploading new products every day and have not yet managed to attach an image to every product. We thank you in advance for your patience with this as it unfolds.)
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Please observe social distancing of AT LEAST 1.5m when you visit our store and step away to allow others to pass safely. We are accepting card only payments right now to reduce cash handling. Our store is now open 7 days a week. This is partly due to customer demand and partly due to wanting to provide a quieter time for people to do their shopping. We encourage our customers to plan their shopping lists ahead and shop for more items, less frequently.
Sending everyone healthy vibes from Sue, Haydn and the Rhubarb Rhubarb team. And be sure to join our mailing list below to stay tuned to our latest news and updates.
When we first started at the Preston Market in 2000 we were looking for a way of working together and balancing the demands of a young family as well as being able to provide them with the most fresh and delicious organic produce.
Fast forward to the present day and we still love our jobs! We also enjoy trading in the vibrant and bustling local market that is our home.
After 20 years in the Preston Market we opened our brand new store (the third incarnation in 20 years and our largest store yet) in late 2019. We have increased our household and bulk food ranges and now have a cute little cafe on the corner of our shop. Come and visit soon.
- Haydn and Sue (pictured)