Category Archives: Tips

Getting the Most Out of Relay: Substitutions


For today's blog post, a little change of pace: our Getting the Most Out of Relay series helps you navigate the brave new world of online groceries. Today's topic: Substitutions. At Relay, we take fulfilling your orders seriously and strive to have 100% fulfillment (that is, getting everything on your list just right). Still, sometimes our vendor partners simply don’t have what you ordered in stock – and when you think about it, it's kind of amazing that they manage to get almost everything right, given a less-than-24 hour turnaround time! So, say you ordered your favorite just-picked carrots, but our farmer partner doesn't have enough ripened to fulfill all his Relay orders for the Read more …

Tidbits and Bites: News and Links for Friday, January 27


A few things we've been reading this week: Sounds like the C'ville's Green Scene needs to get on the bandwagon and start using Relay totes! Planning to make this kale-butternut (favorite winter veggies!) salad from Richmond Food Collective. A nice review of yours truly (Relay) from Richmondmom.com. Further confirmation that we should be eating locally-raised meat from farmers we trust! By this point, you probably already have 101Cookbooks on your feed reader, but this Miso Sesame Winter Squash bears highlighting. Apropos of nothing, this video is guaranteed to make you hungry for vegetables. A Congressional Research Service report with great news we already know -- local Read more …

What’s New At Relay: Week of January 22, 2012


New Products C'ville: Mad Hatter Super-Condiment: With habanero peppers, pineapple, and extra virgin olive oil, Mad Hatter is an up-and-coming foodie sensation made locally in Charlottesville.  One Relayer has already given a 5-star review: "The best thing for everything! If you could only have one condiment, this would be it! Oysters, shrimp, beef, chicken, fish, soup, salad, marinade, dip, pretty much everything. Really, really good!" Let us know what you think! Well Hung Vineyard Viognier 2010: C'ville Relayer Colin splits his time between working for Relay and helping his mother, Amy Steers, a joint owner of Well Hung Vineyard. We're excited to try this bright and refreshing Viognier, Read more …

Tidbits and Bites: News and Links for Friday, January 20


It's Friday. Tantalizing news and links to kick-start your weekend: The Hook reported on The Whiskey Jar, a soon-to-open Southern-inspired restaurant in C'ville by Will Richey of Revolutionary Soup, a Relay favorite! Congrats, Will! The 2290Living blog continues to impress with recommendations for great local artisans. Tim Vidra of E.A.T. shared Style Weekly's suggestions for eating in Richmond in 2012. A beautiful meditation on the Richmond Food Collaborative blog about the abundance of vegetables even in January. Do you have reservations for Restaurant Week in Charlottesville yet? How about for Slow Food RVA's screening of the TEDx Manhattan Changing the Way We Eat conference? Tips Read more …

What’s New at Relay: Week of January 15, 2012


A few updates from behind-the-scenes at Relay this week: Everyone: In addition to our list builder, we've added a shopping list wizard to help you keep track of what you want to buy and find it faster. I didn't think shopping Relay could get any easier!  Just beneath the shopping cart icon, click on the words Shopping List:  Add your shopping list items one-by-one and click shop. You'll be taken to each list item's page in turn. Choose the item what you want, add it to your cart, and click next. The shopping list wizard's format makes it easy to know what you've already put in your cart and what you need to buy next.  You can also remove items from the list that you actually don't Read more …