Category Archives: Tips

How to: Thawing a Thanksgiving Turkey


Thanksgiving-Turkey
It's time to talk turkey, the most essential part of a traditional Thanksgiving feast! How to choose what size turkey to buy For turkeys that are less than 16 pounds, estimate 1 pound per serving (this accounts for the bone weight). For larger birds, a bit less is fine; they have a higher meat-to-bone ratio. Keep in mind that if your goal is have ample leftovers for Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches, you should plan for 1 ½ pounds per person no matter how the size of the turkey. Here's a turkey size cheat sheet: 8 people = 12-14 pound turkey 10 people = 15-16 pound turkey 12 people = 18-20 pound turkey 14 people = 21-22 pound turkey How to Thaw a Turkey There are three safe Read more …

Relay Foods Expands To Culpeper


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We’re happy to announce that, in response to popular demand, Relay Foods is expanding our online grocery service to our neighbors in Culpeper, Virginia! Starting today, Thursday, November 14, Culpeper residents can order their healthy, locally sourced foods and everyday grocery staples online at RelayFoods.com and conveniently pick them up at the CFC Farm & Home Center on Thursdays from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Relay Foods is changing the way people get their groceries all across Virginia and in the D.C. and Baltimore metro area. We work directly with local farmers, growers and merchants, selecting the highest quality sustainable products to offer, while also giving you access to all Read more …

Thanksgiving Pre-Ordering


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Thanksgiving is around the corner and there's no time (or need) to stress -- we're here to help! From a full Thanksgiving menu to free-range turkeys and prepared side items, we have everything you need to create a deliciously local Thanksgiving. Once you have the items below marked off your list, you'll be ready to get cookin' and give thanks -- or ready to sit back and watch football, if that's more your style. Order your turkey: We have local free-range turkeys from Polyface Farm, local free-range turkeys from Heartland Harvest Farm (not available in the Metro-DC/Maryland markets) as well as fresh free-range turkeys from Grateful Harvest. Plan your menu: For the chefs, Read more …

Getting the Most Out of Relay: Tags


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March is National Nutriton Month and this year's theme is "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day!" At Relay, we want to help you eat right your way while making your grocery shopping experience as easy as possible. We know that our customers have different health concerns and dietary preferences, so we try our best to make sure our products, all 10,000+ of them, are labeled correctly and easy to find through searches. Today, we want to share a little guide to our labels (called tags) so you know exactly what they mean and can rest assured you're getting a product that meets your needs. Antibiotic-Free: Provides reassurance that the animals used for meat, milk, or eggs were not raised with 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 …