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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tired of going to large corporate grocery stores like Wal-Mart and Wegmans only to find their shelves of toilet paper and paper towels empty…still? Do your shopping at these local grocery stores and temporary markets instead. You and your family will get quality food and plenty of toilet paper, all while supporting smaller, local businesses.

The Butcher’s Market
5045 Falls of Neuse Road
As you may have guessed, The Butcher’s Market is known for its excellent selection of beef, sourced only from the top tiers of the USDA’s Top-Choice, Prime and Grass Fed beef. Poultry, pork, seafood, house-cured and smoked bacon, and exotic meats such as alligator, rattlesnake, elk and kangaroo, are also available, as are pre-made, oven-ready meals and fresh sides. If you’re already stuck at home, why not experiment with rattlesnake meat?!
Note: Order online at least two hours in advance of curbside pick-up.

Dram Grog & Grocery
One Glenwood Avenue, Suite 101
Well loved local watering hole Dram & Draught has stripped its whiskey-filled shelves to make room for produce, ground meat, canned goods, toilet paper and other disposables, beer, wine and a variety of other household items. To maintain social distancing, only four shoppers are allowed in at a time; the grocery delivers to senior citizens living within five miles once daily.

2800 Renaissance Park Place, Cary
Not that K-Mart. kō•än’s executive chef Drew Smith continues to support local farmers and purveyors with a new grocery service called k•mart. Smith says many local and national food suppliers have an abundance of food while store shelves continue to sit empty. The online k•mart grocery will include fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, eggs, dairy, pantry items, beer, wine and paper goods from local purveyors such as Michaels English Muffins, Fox Farm and Forage and Sweet Peas Urban Gardens. Groceries can be picked up curbside or delivered within 8 miles of the restaurant.
Note: Delivery orders must have a $20 minimum.

Neomonde Mediterranean
3817 Beryl Road 
Neomonde’s market is full of basic pantry ingredients such as bread, spices, grains, legumes and olive oil, as well as unique Mediterranean-inspired ingredients that you wouldn’t find at your average grocery store, including specialty cheeses, candy and other snacks. Call Neomonde at 919-828-1628 to place your order for curbside pickup.

State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture Street
In between frozen meals and canned soup, it’s important to keep eating fresh fruits and vegetables. There’s no better place to stock up on seasonal produce than at the State Farmers Market, where local farmers come fully loaded with everything from peppers to lettuce to potatoes. Get creative and experiment with a fruit or vegetable you’ve never tried before!

Weaver Street Market
404 West Hargett Street
Weaver Street Market specializes in sourcing fresh, healthy and sustainable local products from independent producers who share the community-owned store’s values. Weaver Street has temporarily closed its food bars but now provides a wider selection of take-home meals. The market will continue stocking fresh baked goods and prepared foods daily, and deliveries arrive each day to ensure the store has most items in stock. As a bonus, since the market canceled all of its April wine events, many wines are discounted!
Note: Weaver Street Market’s indoor cafés and outdoor seating areas are closed.

so•ca bodega
2130 Clark Avenue
so•ca’s grocery store offers essentials like toilet paper, coffee, beer and wine (yes, beer and wine are essential at this point!), along with some unique items you’d find in their delectable dishes like goat cheese polenta, feijoada beans, salsa roja and chimichurri. Frozen, ready to bake items include pan de yuca (Colombian cheese bread), black bean and sweet corn empanadas and curried Jamaican lamb patties.

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