This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19.
Melissa Strecker – Farmer’s Daughter Sub Shoppe
Describe your business.
Farmer’s Daughter Sub Shoppe is an artisanal sub shoppe which specializes in well-crafted sandwiches using locally-sourced ingredients.
What does working from home/your workplace look like for you right now?
We as a team have adapted very well during this trying time. It’s about 90% normal other than the mandated protocols.
How have you adapted your operations during the pandemic?
During the pandemic we have had to adhere to all of the government-mandated protocols. Due to this we have had to remove all indoor seating, ensure customers are maintaining a social distance of six feet and have installed glass surrounding all of our counters.
How have you been supported by the community?
Our shoppe had been extremely supported by new and existing customers, and by our amazing team.
What is something good that has come from this difficult situation?
Throughout the pandemic business has been surprisingly busy and we are so grateful for the local support.
What advice do you have for other business owners at this time?
Approach every obstacle with a positive attitude and try to meet everything head on. When something goes wrong, don’t be afraid to ask for help and guidance.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I would like to thank my team of women for their amazing support and kindness: when uncertain times approached us they stepped up. I also want to thank our wonderful customers, they made reopening easy.
Stay tuned as we share more local folks who are Makin’ It Work.