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Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Fourteen years ago, I became the proud owner of the Buck’s Harbor Market, and since then my goal has been to ensure that it continues to be a special resource for the community. Now, with our nation, including Maine, facing a public health crisis of unpredictable dimensions, I’d like to share with you what we’re doing to help keep our customers and staff safe from Covid-19. I’d also like to tell you about some new initiatives we’re taking to meet the needs of the community during these challenging times.
Here’s what we’re doing to help keep our customers and staff safe:
We’re sanitizing all high-touch surfaces in the market, kitchen and restrooms multiple times each day. Areas targeted for special attention include counters, tabletops, door handles, faucets, coffee dispensers, soup ladles, phones, cash register and credit card reader.
Employees are required to frequently--and thoroughly--wash their hands during the work day.
Should any of our staff become sick or believe they might be experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus (fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue), we expect them to stay home. However, they shouldn’t have to pay a financial price for doing the right thing, so we’ll be giving them up to two weeks of paid sick leave.
A large bottle of hand sanitizer has been placed at the check-out counter, and wipes are available in the café.
Here’s what we’re doing to help make your life a little easier:
The market now offers a larger selection of prepared foods for you to take home and enjoy. Whether its soups and chowders, meatloaf, chili, pasta, salads, sandwiches or baked goods, we’ve got the makings of a tasty stay-at-home meal. And don’t forget we offer made-to-order pizzas five nights a week.
We’re making every effort to keep our shelves stocked with the staples you depend on. But because panic hoarding has come to Maine, we won’t always be able to keep up with demand. And we may need to limit quantities for certain goods.
They’ll be no price-gouging at the market. We’re all in this together, and we’d never take advantage of our customers.
If you’re anxious about spending time in public spaces, including our store, we’re now offering a “curbside” pick-up option. Orders placed ahead of time will be delivered directly to your car.
Finally, we’re hoping to launch a free home-delivery service for at-risk members of our community who’ve chosen to self-quarantine for the duration of the crisis. We’ll be working with the town office to help find the volunteers needed to make this project happen.
If you have any questions or special requests, please contact our store manager, Jo Andrews, at 326-8683. Or you can contact me directly at email@example.com.
As always, we’re here for you, and we greatly appreciate your continued support.
My sincere best wishes,
We know, it's been a while since BHM sold pizza! But, we are offering a new pizza menu of made from scratch pies. Nothing frozen here!
We are making pizza Wednesday thru Saturday from 4-7:00 PM and Sunday from 1-7:00 PM.
Please call ahead with your order.
BHM not only got a complete makeover, we have added a host of new products to our shelves and coolers.
For those who lead a gluten-free life, we offer GF baking items and recently added
these awesome products to our GF line! www.aleias.com/ Who says gluten-free is boring? Not us!
In our soft beverage coolers we have Green Bee Lemon Sting, a Maine-owned and operated company. www.drinkgreenbee.com/
Also in our beverage cooler...Stewart's sodas, old-fashioned soda in flavors you know and love...including Birch Beer! www.drinkstewarts.com/
In our frozen foods case we are happy to say we have PUGNUTS gelato in six decadent flavors. They have more than six, but we rotate flavors each week to please a variety of taste buds. www.pugnuts.com/index.html
Local farmer's at Carding Brook Farms bring us their good-for-you and great tasting greens.
Speaking of "local", we are proud to offer in our gift nook Maine Island Soaps, made in Ellsworth, just 40 minutes from Brooksville.
These high quality soaps are made in small batches with soft, lovely scents and are beautifully packaged for gift giving...
but you may want to buy an extra bar for yourself once you've smelled them! maineislandsoap.com/
I could go on and on about all of the new, tasty, local, organic, vegan, gluten-free items we carry, but why don't you swing by BHM and see for yourself? We will be open all-year-round after being closed for the past several winters