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Impressions of Saratoga and The Dark Horse Mercantile are delivering Saratoga Porch Packages near and far!


In response to having to close our doors during the COVID-19 crisis Impressions and Dark Horse developed "Porch Packages" to send Saratoga Springs to friends and family all over the country. The stores had to come up with creative ways to keep business going through these difficult times. And Porch Packages were the answer! A way to let the people you care about know you are thinking of them even though you cannot be together.

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Each Porch Package is delivered in reusable Saratoga tote and filled with locally made food products and Saratoga specific items. There are basic "pre-assembled" Porch Packages at $25 and $50 price points 

featuring all Saratoga made food products. As well as, specialty Porch Packages for anyone you can think of... chocolate lovers, dog or cat owners, horse lovers, whisky or wine enthusiasts, kids, you name it! Porch Packages are fully customizable.

Marianne Barker and Maddy Zanetti, Co-Owners, are “contactless delivering” all local Porch Packages by walking (with the Impressions Pups of course), biking, or driving them to their destination. But many are being shipped as well! "Saratoga Springs lovers are all over America and many are unable to visit right now. We wanted to help people brighten up their friends' and families' days." says Zanetti. "We've been very busy with Easter Porch Packages, all of the chocolate bunnies were made by Saratoga Candy Co."

"It has been really fun to work with customers to figure out what they want in each bag. Since people can't come into the store and there are so many options we have become "personal shoppers" in a sense. Helping each person make the perfect PorchPackage." says Barker. "We have been really happy with the response. And it is great that we are able to help other local businesses too."

dogs porch packagesZanetti says, "Social media has been a huge help, we post photos every day of our deliveries and the Porch Packages we made for people. We have been using the #ImpressionsPorchPackages and people receiving the gifts have been sharing photos as well. We've even had customers order them to be anonymously left on stranger's porches to help people get through these tough times."

"We are really lucky to have such loyal customers. We have locals and out-of-towners who shop with us year round and want to support us while our doors are closed. It has been really positive." states Barker.

Porch Packages can be ordered Monday through Saturday from 10-2 by calling 518-587-0666 or 24 hours a day online at Porch Packages are distributed with “contactless delivery”. You can also send email inquiries to


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