New service offers grocery delivery
Last updated 8/16/2022 at Noon
Angelena Bosco’s career has always been in the food industry — from working in restaurants and co-managing Sisters Farmers Market to teaching cooking classes. It’s what she knows and what she loves. Now folks in Sisters Country can call her when they need groceries, or want food delivered from local restaurants. From Camp Sherman to Fryrear Road, Bosco’s new business serves addresses in the Sisters School District.
Vacation Grocery Delivery (VGD) began as a grocery delivery service for vacationers who wanted to arrive to a full fridge, fresh flowers, and even alcoholic beverages (with proper ID upon delivery). Over the last few months, Bosco found many locals also wanted her to do their shopping.
“They love the restaurant delivery. Unlike other delivery services, I don’t charge the restaurants, so it’s leaving more money in the restauranteurs’ pockets,” she said.
Bosco is enjoying getting to know locals better and meeting folks who are staying in Sisters hotels and vacation rentals. Each customer’s reason for calling Bosco is unique.
“One man said he and his family had been hiking all day on Peterson Ridge and didn’t want to go out again,” she said. “Another group in Camp Sherman ran out of wine and asked me to do a run to Ray’s for them. I’m glad they’re calling me to drive to town, especially if they’ve been imbibing.”
Bosco charges by the location. For instance, it’s $35 to go out to Black Butte Ranch or Camp Sherman.
“People can send me their shopping list or shop online and I’ll get what they need and bring it to them,” she said.“It’s super convenient. I partner with Spoons and Sisters Saloon. People can use their app to set up the delivery. It’s $10 in town and as I go farther it increases by $5 increments.”
On Wednesdays, Bosco does shopping in Bend, then delivers it to her customers.
“I enjoy the customer service aspect of the business. It’s nice to work with people for a while and then know what kind of products they like. Being available and personally taking their phone calls is appreciated by my customers,” she said. “I get to know people’s likes and dislikes. I feel like doing this is a way for me to contribute to my community.”
The freedom the job gives her is another plus for Bosco.
“I created VGD from scratch,” she said. “I love the creation and organization of it all. Getting it all to work out is something I love to do. Then having my customers be so pleased, and letting me know how thrilled they were feels so good.”
VGD is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., five days a week.
“I’d be happy to deliver food to a group on a picnic at Three Creeks Lake. I want people to call me… no matter how unique their situation is,” Bosco said. “If someone’s home and having a dinner party and forgot the ice cream, I’ll go pick it up for them and deliver it before they’re done with dinner.”
Customers can also sign up for a subscription service and have groceries delivered weekly. Bosco invites folks to give her a call so she can simplify their life just a bit. Visit VGD’s website for delivery rates and ordering information: http://www.vacaygrocerydelivery.com. Rach Bosco by email at [email protected] vacaygrocerydelivery.com, or call/text 541-213-0507.