Relay Foods, an online market for sustainable food and everyday groceries, is expanding its service to Williamsburg, Va., starting Friday. Customers looking for a convenient, sustainable way to shop for local foods and grocery staples, including Whole Foods Market items, can now order products online and pick them up in the New Town area in Williamsburg between 4 and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Legacy Hall or Fridays at Civic Green, a news release says.
“Relay Foods partners with local farmers and producers as well as grocery stores like Whole Foods Market and other shops to bring customers the best artisan-crafted food and grocery staples available,” said Relay Foods Founder and CEO Zach Buckner. “We handle the logistics so customers have more time to enjoy with family and friends. We’re incredibly excited about expanding our service to the Williamsburg area.”
Shopping at Relay Foods works like this: customers visit the company’s online market at RelayFoods.com to place an order, filling their cart with items from the selection of products available from local farms, artisan producers and grocery stores. The Relay Foods team hand-picks orders, ensuring customers get local produce picked fresh from the field and bakery goods straight from the oven as well as all the grocery items they would pick up in a brick-and-mortar grocery store, according to the release. Customers then pick up orders from a convenient central location. As long as orders are in before midnight on the day prior to a scheduled delivery, they will be ready for pick up in less than 24 hours.
To kick off the new Williamsburg service, Relay Foods is offering specials exclusively for Williamsburg customers each week in May. From May 3-10, customers will receive a free Bounty Basket of produce (organic or conventional) with each $50 purchase. During the second week (May 13-17), customers receive two free Relay Pizzas with a purchase of $75 or more. In week three (May 20-24), Relay Foods is giving away a Tasting Box with each $75 purchase and, in the final week (May 27-31) customers who make a $50 or more purchase will receive a Cava Mezze Party Pack at no charge.
Relay Foods got its start in Charlottesville, Va., where the company is headquartered. In addition to the new Williamsburg service, Relay Foods now operates in Richmond and the metro Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas.