News / Business / 11th November 2020
TAKE FIVE: with Emma and Wally Dafter from Dafter's Quality Meats
Tell me about your business:
We are Dafters Quality Meats. Wal, who has been a butcher 40 years, has owned the business for two years. We make all our own sausages, we do all the crumbing and make bacon and ham - something we pride ourselves on.
How has your business been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic?
Unlike many other businesses in our town, we were able to stay open during this pandemic; getting stock in was at some stages challenging, but didn’t impact us too badly.
What current measures do you have in place to adhere to social distancing and hygiene requirements?
Three customers in the shop at one time, hand sanitiser on the counter for customers to use and extra cleaning of all areas of the shop during the day.
Can you tell me where your produce comes from?
Dunedoo sales for lamb and beef, plus local cattle producers, local pork producers and local lamb producers.
What impact did the drought have on your business and how have you been riding out the storm?
Being our first year in Coona, we can’t really compare to previous years. It’s a credit to all farmers to have their stock in good conditions considering the drought we have been through.
What is your most popular item on the menu? Do you have any specialities?
Good old sausages, would have to be a popular item. In-house cooked ham and bacon products, which are locally sourced.
Were you did inundated by visitors during the recent school holidays?
We did see a lot of travellers over the holiday period.
How can local people help local businesses, now and into the future?
Keep supporting them by shopping with them.