Showing posts with label grocery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grocery. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hauling things by bike

I had really hoped to have a more spectacular re-launch of CFA2 in time for Curb Your Car Month 08, but it's been way busy on the non-motorized transportation front lately (which is a good thing) and it turns out it's not that easy to find bloggers who are not already blogging. So we'll do the best we can and maybe hope to have lots of new posts in time for World Carfree Day in September.

I'm (finally) prompted to post by an excellent recent Grist article on cargo bikes. Who could resist a title like Haul's Well that Ends Well?

Now, anyone know if anyone in town has an Xtracycle?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

ann arbor cranksgiving

We threw out the idea of a Cranksgiving ride a while back. The vision is now realized in what looks to be a fun alleycat race Sunday, November 18. You can read all about it at the Cranksgiving Ann Arbor blog.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

White Market delivers

White Market delivers Tuesday through Saturday afternoons within Ann Arbor city limits. If you live in a house or apartment, they will deliver to your door. If you are in a dorm, they deliver to the front desk. You can call in your order up until noon of the day you want it delivered. They will deliver anything they carry in the store so you can either call in specific items, or say that you want "crackers" and they will work with you to figure out what you want. The minimum order is $20 and they have a $3 delivery fee. If you call them in the morning (663-4253), anyone who answers the phone should be able to help you.

Contributed by: Julie Weatherbee

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Amazon grocery delivery is offering up a “new way to shop” for groceries. They now offer free
shipping and competitive prices on over 14,000 grocery products, including organic and special-diet items. It may be a bit more expensive than Kroger’s, but then you don’t need a car to get large grocery orders home from Amazon. I'm not fan of warehouse grocery shopping, but if you are buying non-perishable, brand name groceries anyway, this will help reduce the load coming home from the local grocer. It's not for everyone, but it may work for you.

Contributed by: Scott TenBrink

Thursday, August 31, 2006

online shopping at Busch's

Busch's provides online grocery shopping so you could shop online and have it ready to be picked up. You can even pay (or trade favors with) someone to go to grocery store for you and avoid the trip. People could also use the time that is saved in the store to ride their bike there. I know time is a big issue for people like me with kids.

Contributed by: Karen Smith

grocery hand cart

This is one of the best ways to haul groceries as a pedestrian. These are wire basket carts that usually have two large wheels and two smaller wheels at the bottom. They often fold flat for storage. You can pretty easily get a few bags of groceries in these carts and upto 100 or so lbs of goods. I know Carpenter Brothers has three different carts like this.

Contributed by: Ken Clark

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Calder Dairy Delivers

Grocery shopping is one of the bigger challenges to car-free living in Ann Arbor. While I usually have space in my backpack for veggies from the farmers' market and a hunk of meat from Sparow's, heavy items can be a burden. Dairy ranks at the top of the scale. Ice cream (mandatory item on my shopping list) has the additional risk of melting and potentially leaking all over my bag if I don't head straight home from the freezer section.Besides offering a great tasting product, Calder Dairy provides a great solution to dairy transport woes by offering home delivery. They will deliver a wide variety of dairy items, including over more than 20 flavors of ice cream, as well as eggs, OJ, cider, and other tough-to-transport items. The delivery routes include "the downtown area" of Ann Arbor. Unfortunately prices are not listed on the website and you need to phone in orders. Still this is a great way to reduce the weight of your grocery load and get great dairy.
Phone: (313) 381-8858

Contributed by: Scott TenBrink