Want to shop local flavor in the Stevens Point Area, all while staying within the comfort of your home? These spots are bursting with tasty local goods, and are worth checking out. Read on for our guide to shopping for local flavor and to find businesses offering everything from online shopping to curbside pick-up in the Stevens Point Area!

Stevens Point Area Co-op

The co-op has been a staple in the Stevens Point community since 1972, focusing on local producers, ethical food, and a system that puts people over profits. Never been? Inside you'll find a wide-variety of bulk goods, organic produce, and even Earth Crust Bakery - serving up delicious baked treats from breads to pastries. Today, you can shop from the comfort of your home (without ever stepping foot inside) by browsing their store catalog.     

How to order
Read more about the Curbside Pick-up program here. Select the items you'd like and call the store or order online. A personal shopper will call you back and let you know what's in stock, what's fresh, what's on sale and process payment details, before your pick-up.  

 
Ruby Cafe

Ruby Cafe normally is the perfect place to grab a maple latte and a crepe. These days you can still order their standard fare, as they are still serving up their goods via a take-out window, but now they have a few additions. Ruby is selling produce, dairy, and pantry boxes, with Friday pick-up from the Central Rivers Farmshed. 

How to order
Head to the Toasttab site, and select the 'Grocery & Pantry' options in the 'Choose a Menu' dropdown. Select a time/date for pick-up, select what you'd like to order, and check-out.

 
Agora

Agora is a local makers market in downtown Stevens Point that showcases the creative spirit and makers throughout Central Wisconsin. This newer addition to the shopping scene has a wide variety of items - including edible goods from local producers like Tapped Maple Syrup, Siren Shrubs, Segura & Son Mushrooms, and K Bueno hot sauce. (Of course, the store sells plenty of other locally made goods from jewelry to clothing!)

How to order
Visit their website, and click SHOP ONLINE, to browse the available inventory. Simply add to cart, once you select your items. For local orders, they offer contactless pick-up options, right from the store. Shipping is also available. 

 
Village Hive

For a truly home-town experience, check out Village Hive in Amherst! This small bakery and local foods collective features sweet and savory treats, fresh vegetables, local eggs, and everything in between. With a menu that changes with the seasons, you'll find deliciousness all year long. 

How to order
Check out the options available weekly by visiting their online storefront. (Or, call them directly at 715-824-3006 with questions.) Place your orders by Saturday, for a Wednesday pick-up. Simply select your items, add them to the cart, and check-out!

 
Main Grain Bakery

The Main Grain Bakery is the perfect spot to find some local flavor, from its wide assortment of sourdough breads, scones, pretzels, cakes, cheesecake, and granola (just to name a few). Normally, you'd walk in and explore the daily options displayed on the counter (or in the refrigerated case) to make your choice. However, now they are offering curbside pick-up (perhaps on rollerskates!) straight to your car for orders, including a bakery box, cookie dough logs and frozen scones.   

How to order
Head to their website and view the options under 'Shop'. You can order a set bakery box, or you can order ala carte items, including their newest addition Siren Shrub Tarts. Once you've added your items to your cart, simply check-out.   

 
The Market on Strongs

What started as an idea for a year-round farmers market, evolved into the shop known as The Market on Strongs. It took root in downtown Stevens Point (incubated by Raikowski Farms) within another retail location. The result created an opportunity for Wisconsin-based producers to have a year-long home. In the store today, you'll find a wide mix of farm products, including meat, produce, spices, pasta, baked goods, along with soaps, lotions, jewelry, and repurposed fabric goods.  

How to order
Check out the options available, using their Curbside Order Form

 
Diversi-Tea

This specialty shop tucked along Clark Street in downtown Stevens Point offers over 170 traditional and specialty teas from countries around the world. Normally, they welcome visitors to sip, sample, and smell your favorites such as Jasmine Dragon Well Pearl. The store also offers a wide assortment of flavored oils and balsamic vinegars perfect to up your cooking game.

How to order
Check out their order form, available here. Simply tell them what you'd like to order (tea, oil, or vinegar). Once they receive your order, they'll send you a Paypal invoice to the email supplied and prepare your order for curbside pick-up.

 
Other Tasty Finds

While they aren't offering online orders - don't miss these other Stevens Point Area spots serving up tasty local goods including:

To find more options for goods straight from the source, check out the Farm Fresh Atlas by Central Rivers Farmshed

Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits

Want to grab some local flavor from the craft beverage makers of the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective? Check out all of the curbside options in our Happy Hour from Home blog here. Then get inspired to craft cocktails at home, with the #CocktailsinPlace project

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