Staff Report

A new grocery shopping and delivery service has been launched locally by Deborah Thorsen, who operated her Grocery Express business in Grass Valley before moving to the Santa Ynez Valley a year ago.

Thorsen takes orders by phone or email and delivers the groceries the next day  for a flat rate of $35. 

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, including holidays. Customers pay by cash or check for the grocery bill and service fee at the time of delivery. There is no order minimum order, and customers can choose which local store she buys their groceries from.

Thorsen caters to families, singles, senior citizens, homebound, and disabled people. 

“I enjoy working with my customers on a one-on-one basis,” she said. “I hand-pick the freshest foods and best-quality items in the store.”

Thorsen notes that her services relieve her customers of the hassle of driving to the store, hunting for parking, standing in check-out lines and lugging bags of groceries home. 

For more information about Grocery Express, contact Thorsen at 530-227-5367 or