Breaking News! Bananas Now Sold Individually!


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Have you ever wondered how many bananas are in a pound? Yeah, so have I. The thing is, bananas don't conform to our desire for consistent size and weight. One bunch of bananas can contain small fruit and large fruit. Sometimes, a pound of bananas might add up to three large bananas or four small. At Relay, we have always sold bananas by the pound. This is a pretty standard practice. Most brick and mortar grocery stores sell the fruit by the pound. But, truth be told, none of us shop for bananas by the pound. If our family is small, we might buy three or four at a time. If we're feeding lots of growing children, or bake a lot of banana bread, we might buy seven or ten at a time. You, Read more …

Sell-By Dates and Epic Food Waste


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"Admit it: When you see milk past the 'sell by' date in your fridge you're apt to skip the smell test and throw that stuff out." While scrolling through Facebook a few days ago, this quote, found in this article, caught my eye.  Years ago, I stopped buying milk in plastic cartons (I now always buy milk in reusable glass bottles) and stopped tossing food on sell-by dates. But this information is not common knowledge and many people believe the sell-by dates indicate food gone bad.  Working in the customer service department at Relay, I frequently get asked by new customers about dates on our milk. Working in the customer service department at Relay, I frequently get asked by new customers Read more …

5 Ways Relay Foods Makes Earth Day Every Day


Earth Day, Every Day
Happy Earth Day! Did you know that buying a gallon of milk at one store might be more earth-friendly than buying an identical gallon of milk at another? As a B Corp certified company, we really care about changing the everyday action of buying groceries into the most sustainable process possible. We work hard every day to ensure that you and your family have access to sustainable food that is grown, produced, transported, and delivered using sustainable methods. Our model is beneficial for you, your farmers, your communities and the earth. Here’s how: 1. RelayFoods.com is good for the people who make your food. Our whole system was designed to connect you (our customers) to Read more …

Vegan Meal Plan


Filling the Collards
This week is all about fresh and spring inspired vegan dishes that even non-vegans will love! We've included lots of fresh spring produce and even a recipe to inspire you to fire up the grill. With so many flavors and delicious veggies, no one will even miss the meat! MON: Lentil & Quinoa Pilaf with Cauliflower and Almonds (serves 6) Extras: Substitute green split peas for yellow split peas. TUES: Curried Black-Eyed Pea Collard Wraps (serves 4-6) Extras: Substitute black-eyed peas for your favorite beans such as chickpeas WED: Cauliflower Fettuccine “Alfredo” (serves 3-4) Make it gluten-free: Use gluten-free pasta Extras: Serve with a big green salad THURS:Thai Read more …

Easter Feast with Tim Vidra: Dessert and Drink


Individual Strawberry Graham Cakes
Today, we conclude our Easter menu series. Sunday, we shared Tim Vidra's recipes for Spiral Sliced Ham, Mom's Deviled Eggs, and Asparagus Leek Soup.  Yesterday's post featured Roasted Carrots with Butter and Thyme, Early Spring Peas and Ricotta, and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with a Garlic Aioli. Now, for the final touches. Individual Strawberry Graham Cakes and a Virgin Grapefruit Mint Spritzer.  Bon Appétit! Individual Strawberry Graham Cakes These adorable parfait-style cakes are incredibly simple and absolutely delicious. Simply layer sugared strawberries, graham cracker crumbs, and whipped cream in individual mason jars. This little delight triumphantly announces to Read more …