Pittsburgh’s small grocers have been adapting quickly to the pandemic, staying open despite low traffic. Chris Balouris, owner of Salonika Imports in Lawrenceville, has added inventory — paper goods like toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels along with fresh produce and eggs — to his retail storefront to meet the needs of his neighborhood.
Reyna Foods is ramping up and expediting production from its 50-acre farm in Allison Park, giving shoppers access to a wider range of produce. Dicio says he’s planting tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, onions, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, strawberries, greens, peas, and more.
Source: As panicked shoppers flock to supermarket chains, Pittsburgh’s small markets and grocers remain quietly stocked | Food | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper