Category Archives: Meet our Vendors

Saffron Road Frozen Meals + a Giveaway


Saffron Lemongrass Basil Road Chicken-1
High quality, flavorful frozen meals are hard to come by and once you find a few you like, you tend to purchase them over and over again. That's why we're excited to feature one of our brands, Saffron Road, here on the blog today. Perhaps you've heard of them or tried one of their many products, but if not, here's your chance to learn more. Saffron Road is a brand that we relate to here at Relay Foods. They know that great food begins at the farm and source their ingredients from only the finest producers available, many of which are small, sustainably run farms. The livestock are humanely raised with 100% vegetarian feed and are never given antibiotics. All of their products are IFANCA Read more …

Get to know our producers: Perryhill Produce


Perry Hill Produce 10-22-2013-13
Jillian Dy and Jonathan Kittrell began farming simply out of passion for great food. While tending a small vegetable garden in Richmond something clicked and the couple decided to start traveling each weekend to Buckingham County to test organic farming methods on family land. They started Perryhill Produce in 2012 and have since been restoring the heritage farm to working order: repairing soil using natural methods and growing vegetables for home cooks. Learn more about Perryhill Produce in our interview with Jonathan below: What items do you grow? We grow fantastic spinach, the texture is almost succulent - more substantial than baby spinach yet tender enough for salads. We also Read more …

Get to know our producers: Cocoa Bella Brewing Company


Cocoa Bella Producers
Everyone loves a big mug of hot cocoa, especially during the frigid winter months but having hot chocolate every day could lead to an overdose of sugar and add an extra notch or two to your belt. Not with Cocoa Bella, a drinking chocolate made locally, right outside of Culpeper, Virginia. It's 100% cocoa that has been finely ground and hand roasted so that you can brew in a French Press, similar to coffee. The result is a pure, unsweetened drink with rich, full, and complex flavors that is much lighter than traditional hot chocolate. Cocoa Bella is vegan, gluten-free, free of artificial ingredients and additives and has minimal caffeine content, at most that of decaffeinated coffee. Read more …

Get to know our Producers: The Virginia Brittlery {Giveaway}


The Virginia Brittlery Collage
We're finishing up our epic month of giveaways with a new local producer out of Fishersville, The Virginia Brittlery. Founded this year by Krista Leichner, The Virginia Brittlery offers fresh, crisp brittles that are made by hand in small batches using only the finest ingredients. Meet the brittlemaster, Krista, and learn how The Virginia Brittlery got started, then scroll down to the bottom of the post and comment for a chance to win package of brittle to try for yourself! How did The Virginia Brittlery come to be? I launched The Virginia Brittlery in August 2013. My youngest started kindergarten this year so I have more kid-free time. I considered reentering the workforce, but decided Read more …

Get to know our producers: Apinya Thai Food Co. {Giveaway}


Apinya & Adam
Our December giveaways continue this week with another local producer, Apinya Thai Food Co. Based out of Northern Virginia, this isn't your average hot sauce company. Adam Ross and Apinya Towmor, the co-founders of Apinya Thai Food Co., have a passion for food and they have created a unique line of hot sauces that combine culinary influences from cultures around the world. Read on to learn more about Apinya Thai Food Co. from Adam, then scroll down to the bottom of the post to learn how you can win a bottle! How did Apinya Thai Food Co. get started? Apinya and I met at a 4th of July party in 2011, started dating and soon began sharing our cooking skills with one another. Hers were Thai Read more …