Shop local to support businesses across the Mid North Coast

Shop local!

We know that supermarkets are facing food shortages due to panic buying so consider local butchers for your meat, find fresh pasta from within your community instead of waiting for something off the truck from the city and look at getting a box of fresh fruit and veggies from a nearby farm dropped to your home

Find out below more about shopping local and supporting businesses from Forster to Byron Bay.

Coffs Harbour region

Fruit and Vegetable boxes are available for home delivery from several Coffs Coast suppliers such as:

If you would like to see what restaurants and cafes offer home delivery and takeaway services, view a list below.

15-minute Pick-Up Zones

Coffs Harbour City Council has introduced 15-minute Pick-Up Zones in several strategic locations in Coffs Harbour. One of these locations is in Harbour Drive allowing you to safely stop, and easily pick up food and other orders.

Fresh pasta

Craving fresh, authentic Italian pasta? Try Sotto Zero at Coffs Central Shopping Centre. Another family-run Coffs Coast business offering pasta are Leonella Pasta. Their pasta is available at several stores across the region.

Pub no more…

Business owners are being inventive in light of closures. The publican from The Toormina Hotel and Sawtell Hotel (as well as Seabreeze Beach Hotel in South West Rocks) cannot currently run these venues as pubs and so has transformed them into convenience stores with daily essentials such as fresh food, pantry staples, toilet paper and more. This keeps staff and suppliers in jobs and allows community members to buy local goods. 

Port Macquarie

Facebook is a great place to stay informed. This Facebook site shows which businesses in the Port Macquarie region are still operating and what services are available to you. 

Organics MattR at Port Central can deliver organics fruit, veggies, meat and pantry items to your door or these goods can also be collected in store. For more info phone 0414 424 686. To support other foodie businesses at Port Central Shopping Centre, below you will find the info you need. 

Macleay Valley 

The Shout Out Macleay Valley Facebook Page is a helpful online hub for the community,  with info about several many fresh produce suppliers delivering to the door and businesses operating with takeaway services only. 

Support local foodies at Kempsey Central Shopping Centre here:

Coffs Coast / Clarence Valley / Richmond Valley 

The Page electorate covers communities from Sapphire Beach all the way to Nimbin in the north and west from Nymboida through to the Queensland border on the inland side. This Facebook page from the Member for Page has posts by those looking to hire workers and info about businesses offering home delivery services. Many of these delivery services are free and reflect a broad range of businesses be it pharmacies, dairy farmers, fishmongers, florists and even pushbike repairs for those who need a solo ride about the block before cabin fever sets in!

Clarence Valley

Here is a really comprehensive list of Clarence Valley businesses that makes it easy to sit back at home and order online – all the while supporting Clarence Valley businesses. From freshly cooked meals delivered to your door to buying a lovely gift to bring a smile to someone you love, here are lots of local businesses that would really value your custom.

Forster & Manning Valley

Farm to Fridge boasts a community of like-minded producers in the region who deliver weekly. With everything from hand gel to herbs, meat, wine, pet food, artisan bread and honey, these local and ethical producers have you covered.  

From food deliveries to online yoga classes, you can play your part in keeping businesses afloat in the Forster-Tuncurry region.

In Wingham, Bent on Food is your go-to for fresh pasta and local condiments. Donna and the team are also giving shout outs to other local businesses they use in their takeaway meals such as butchers and farmers. 

Byron Bay 

To support employees, suppliers and the community, many Byron Bay foodies are offering takeaway and home delivery services so if you’re craving something tasty from a Byron-based restaurant, café or store, here’ a list of around 35 businesses more than happy to help fill your belly. 

Urgently seeking hand sanitiser? We know the supermarket shelves are bare. No problem, buy it from the distillery instead – Lord Byron Distillery

We appreciate that these are difficult times. If you‘re feeling anxious or overwhelmed, you might find this article helpful. Alternatively, here are some handy resources.