“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” ― James Beard

Restaurants have been one of the hardest hit industries during this pandemic, and, as their lifeline in the supply chain, many farmers are also deeply affected. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, these eateries and gathering places were the hearts of countless communities across the country. With so much uncertainty surrounding these businesses currently, this week we want to share resources that offer advice on the best ways you can support restaurants and farmers in your local area. We also are sharing a few of the local eateries dear to our hearts here in The Shoals. We encourage you, as we are, to support your local farmers, restaurants, and bars safely and if you are able to right now. Share with us in the comments some of your favorite memories from the restaurants in your community.

P.S.: In case you missed it, read back on our post about Lisa Donovan, saving restaurants, and a recipe for Sweet Potato Yeast Rolls to make while we are #TogetherApart.

“12 Ways to Support Local Restaurants Without Leaving Home”

Odette: Florence, Alabama (We’ve hosted their chefs Josh Quick, Ramone Jacobsen, and Fatin Russel for our past Supper Clubs at The Factory.)

Trowbridge’s Ice Cream Parlor and Sandwich Shop: Florence, Alabama

Bluewater Creek Farm: Killen, Alabama

“Restaurants Get Creative Amid Coronavirus”

Save Local Restaurants

Rivertown Coffee: Florence, Alabama

“Serve Your Servers: How to Help Restaurant Workers During Coronavirus Pandemic”

Staggs Diner: Florence, Alabama

“How You Should Get Food During the Pandemic”

Rattlesnake Saloon: Tuscumbia, Alabama

The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund

@ Alabama Chanin
We have pivoted our manufacturing, and the Bldg. 14 team is producing high-quality, organic cotton, reusable masks to support healthcare providers, public servants, patients, families, and individuals amidst the COVID-19 crisis that has become our day-to-day reality.

We continue to prioritize safety and excellence in all manners of responsible production operations. All of our masks are washed, dried, and thoroughly inspected before delivery. Our sewing team members receive daily temperature checks and wear masks and uniforms that do not leave the building and are laundered daily. Our sewing teams also follow the daily routines of sanitation for all materials and tools. Sewing machines placement and our team members abide by a safe, 6-foot operating distance. We care about our team, their safety, and providing the best replacement masks to medical providers so that they can feel confident in wearing them while treating patients.

Purchase a mask here or make a donation to support our ongoing production, as we strive to meet as many local needs as possible. We are supplying these high-quality masks to regional facilities and organizations under financial strain that may otherwise not be able to afford additional resources. Donations and order sponsorships will go directly to the cost of materials and labor used to produce these masks. 

Contact us with questions or to place bulk orders:
Carlisle: or 256-760-1090 ext. 105
Cat: or 256-760-1090 ext. 114

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