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We're Open, Tallahassee: Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville donates surplus to food bank

Posted at 7:13 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 19:13:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — With the economic uncertainties from the coronavirus, we here at ABC 27 are shining a light on businesses that are doing their part to help out the community while keeping their business open.

Sweet Grass Dairy is finding ways to stay afloat while making a smooth transition.

The second generation, family-owned creamery opened their Cheese Shop in 2010. When the coronavirus pandemic shutdown businesses two months ago, they went from dining in to curbside takeout.

This week, they opened with five tables for outside dining. Next week, they'll re-open inside dining at 50 percent capacity.

Inside seating will be by reservations only, something they've never done before.

"It's again, relearning another system," said Jessica Little, the co-owner, Sweet Grass Dairy. "We're having to almost reinvent our business. The good news is we had to reinvent in March, and that was hard and a very steep learning curve, but we are so thankful for understanding customers."

Throughout the pandemic, they've continued their mission of feeding hungry people.

Instead of dumping milk, like other creameries have done, Sweet Grass has been donating wheels of cheese every week to the non-profit Good Food Works.

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