Updated: Sep 7, 2020
On March 24 I started working on a project called Take Out Only in response to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on restaurants in my area. In my work as a food photographer, I work with a lot of restaurants, both established and new. This is a huge hit for them. When most restaurants fail in the first year, something like this can put even a restaurant that has been in business for years out of business...fast. The impact of this virus has touched so many industries, my own included.
I wanted to bring attention to the places that I've worked with, and the ones that I have never even been to. To let people know what they're dealing with, how they're still
operating, what they're doing to stay safe, both for themselves and their customers. Using what I can out of my talent set, this is my way of saying thank you, we know you're struggling, how can I help.
The staff there, especially in the creamery, was super busy. The weather was beautiful, sunny and warm, so people did what people do and sought out ice cream. Only this time, they had to stay in their cars, or come in and pick up an order placed online or by phone and take it home to enjoy. Or sit in the car and enjoy. I'd have to do that. I wouldn't be able to wait that long.
A little from their website: Grassroots..."Our family found a great location - the old Avery's general store on the town green in Granby. We taught ourselves how to make ice cream and began experimenting with unique recipes. We continue to dream up new flavors, using natural extracts, and real food to flavor our ice cream. We scoop 36 flavors at a time and when one box runs out we put a new flavor out. We never want to become the typical ice cream shop that scoops the exact same 15 flavors everyday. Come in and taste for yourself!"
From Deep Roots Street Food website: "Our vision was to celebrate the deep roots of America. We firmly believe “American” food is a beautiful interweaving of many cultures, and “American” means that every cuisine can have an honored and accepted place at our table. This global street food experience is inspired by our own immigrant ancestors and the resulting great American melting pot of flavors that they brought with them."
Please note: I practice social distancing guidelines, shoot with long lenses to look like I'm closer than I am, get in and get out to stay out of the way and do not go in to kitchen's unless invited, stay far back from food and I check my temperature before going out.