Category Archives: Team

Volunteering at Miriam’s Kitchen


Relay Foods Team at Miriam's Kitchen
Here at Relay we strive to enrich the communities we live and work in every day--whether it's through partnering with local producers to help them sell their goods, supporting programs like the PB&J Fund or lending a helping hand to a local business. Last week, many members of the Relay Foods team volunteered at Miriam's Kitchen, a local DC kitchen that is committed to ending chronic homelessness by creating meaningful connections with chronically homeless individuals in DC, placing them in permanent supportive housing, and ensuring they have the necessary support to remain in housing. The head chef, John Murphy, was a longtime chef and restauranteur. He opened his own restaurant Read more …

New Downtown Richmond Pickup Location at Richmond Ballet


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Hey there Richmond, we’re opening yet another convenient pickup location in your area—right in the heart of Downtown Richmond! Starting Tuesday, December 10, customers can place their orders online and come pick up our fresh, locally sourced groceries and everyday staples at the Richmond Ballet (407 East Canal Street) on Tuesdays from 4pm-7pm. We’re very excited to be working with the Richmond Ballet, which has been inspiring Richmond with their brilliant performances and uplifting aspiring dancers for decades now. Find more information and directions to the new pickup location here. Share the exciting news with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. We look forward Read more …

New Location on Capitol Hill: Help Relay Help Frager’s Hardware!


As we worked on opening our new location on Capitol Hill, we discovered a favorite gem of the neighborhood: Frager's Hardware. A longstanding neighborhood institution, full of friendly faces, informative staff, and just the right selection of tools / plants / rentals / etc., this store exemplifies everything that makes for strong, thriving communities. Along with everyone else on the Hill, we were greatly saddened to hear about the recent fiery tragedy at the store. So we're reaching out to help in our small way. We hope you'll join us in our efforts! Relay Foods to Raise Money for Frager's Hardware Following Disastrous Fire On June 17th and 24th, Relay Foods will help rebuild landmark Read more …

The Future of Relay Foods


Thank You from Relay Foods
Dear Relay Customers, Partners, and Friends, From everyone here at Relay Foods, I'm writing to thank you for your part in making 2012 a successful and exciting year for our young company. Of course, you'll have to forgive me for the belated thank-you note – the month of January was an intense four weeks of planning and executing our first-ever company-wide conference and planning retreat, known as Relay Roundup. Many thanks for your ongoing support It's only with your help that Relay made it through another year as a startup. When we launched this effort four years ago, the vision was to use technology to dramatically improve the way we all shop for food. We would make our customers' lives Read more …

What’s in Season: Virginia’s Bounty


jackon bounty basket
When buffeting winds, driving rain, and blankets of snow make it impossible for any human to stand being outside for more than five minutes, we have to appreciate the persistent hardiness of Virginia-grown veggies and the farmers who brave the winter weather to harvest them. While February isn't the most exciting month for local, seasonal produce, the variety of veggies on-hand can still make for a near-endless rotation of well-rounded meals. Here at Relay, we've made a commitment to providing you with a Bounty Basket year-round -- a seasonal share of the freshest local produce available. Think of it as a CSA that lets you decide when to opt-in and when to pass. While many of you may decide Read more …