About Us


About Relay Living

RelayFoods.com, which began in 2009 as a humble start-up in founder Zach Buckner’s dining room, now brings the freshest foods from over 100 local farms, shops, and stores to cities throughout Virginia, Maryland, DC, and North Carolina. According to Forbes Magazine‘s blog, we’re helping to make our hometown of Charlottesville the “locavore capital of the world.”

The vision behind Relay? Upend typical assumptions about buying local food — too expensive, too inconvenient, too confusing — by harnessing the power of the Internet. Make the freshest local produce and a roll of paper towels available in one convenient stop. Use distribution efficiencies to give more cents out of every dollar back to the local producer.

Relay Living exists to make life in the kitchen a bit simpler and your participation in the food revolution more exciting. Here, you’ll find recipes, meal plans, and tips for every occasion and every dietary need. Meet our producers and fall in love with the local food movement all over again. Keep a finger on Relay’s pulse with product information, service updates, and employee news.

We love connecting with our customers and friends. Find us at RelayFoods.com, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.