DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas — Soon after restaurants shuttered in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, local farmers also began to hurt.
- Food industry is still losing money, despite take-out options
- Pure Luck Dairy is still selling its goat cheese to local vendors
Fortunately, takeout and delivery options are keeping some restaurants in business.
“But not much as you can expect with all the dine-in experiences going away,” said Ben Guyton of Pure Luck Dairy.
The Dripping Springs operation is still selling its goat cheese at places like the Texas Farmer’s Market, Antonelli's Cheese Shop, both Central Markets in Austin and two Whole Foods locations (downtown and at The Domain). That support is helping farmers like Guyton.
“More than anything right now, all the farmers need that support. We are that food supply. We’re bringing it to everybody and we’re going every weekend,” he said.
The Texas Farmer's Market is still operating albeit with strict social distancing practices to protect customers and farmers alike.