Pandemic-era Facebook group continues to service eateries and diners alike

A Fairfield resident started the Facebook group Fairfield County Local Curbside, Take and Delivery Restaurants two days after the coronavirus pandemic shut the world down. Now, it's become a go-to spot to get recommendations for local businesses.

Abby Del Vecchio and Angelica Toruno

Jun 20, 2023, 12:12 AM

Updated 341 days ago

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A Fairfield resident started the Facebook group Fairfield County Local Curbside, Takeout and Delivery Restaurants two days after the coronavirus pandemic shut the world down. Now, it's become a go-to spot to get recommendations for local businesses.
Kristyn Golier's goal was to keep businesses afloat.
"How to get the word out that they're open, that they're doing curbside, deliver, what their specials are, what their hours of operation and COVID protocols were," said Golier.
But she never expected the immense following it would gain in such a short amount of time.
The page has served as a resource for the Fairfield County community.
"A great way for families to figure out where they can order food from and a great opportunity for businesses to get the word out," she said.
Three years and nearly 14,000 members later, now every member contributes.
Golier is kicking it up a notch, starting with an ice cream tour. The first stop is at Candlewood Market and she will share it all in the Facebook group.
Candlewood Market is also giving back to the community. Every Wednesday through the end of July part of the ice cream sales will benefit the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club.


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