Relay Foods: Making Grocery Shopping Simple

Relay Foodsby Sarah Carter, Business Development Relay Foods

Have you heard about Relay Foods? Relay Foods is an online grocery store and farmer’s market that collaborates with local farmers and vendors, as well as several different grocery stores, including Whole Foods, to make providing your family with quality, healthy and sustainable food simpler than ever. Relay Foods was founded in Charlottesville in 2008 and launched in Williamsburg on May 3rd.

Do you want to provide your family with quality food but haven’t been happy with the selection in Williamsburg?

Relay Foods carries thousands of items from Whole Foods at the same cost as they are in Whole Foods. They also partner with around 140 small farmers and artisans to provide you with simple access to quality, local products. Check out their selection of quality meat and produce, which does an excellent job of highlighting local vendors and steering you to choose the best items for your family.

But what about the basics like paper towels and soap?

Relay Foods has that too! They work with the same distributors as other area grocers to provide you with your everyday stapes at competitive prices. Did you know they have the cheapest diapers on the web?

What is the membership fee? How often am I committed to shop?

There is no fee to join! Just shop at whenever you need more groceries!

Did you know that shopping with Relay Foods has been shown to save customers money by cutting down on impulse purchases?

By shopping at home, you remove the time pressure of stores and can avoid the displays of items you don’t need that always seem to end up coming home with you.


Wonder where your times goes when you “just stop by the store” for groceries?

Before Relay Foods launched in Williamsburg, it was easy for a half a day to fly by searching the aisles at multiple stores around town. Now, you can shop from the comfort of your home whenever it’s most convenient. Having a family takes a lot of time. Why spend time you could be playing with your kids dragging them through grocery aisles when you could shop from the comfort of your home after a wonderful day spent playing with your kids.

Well, that all sounds wonderful! How do you start shopping with Relay Foods?

Simply shop online at by 11:59 PM the night before you want to pick up your groceries. Relay currently offers two convenient pickup locations:

Tuesdays at Legacy Hall from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Fridays at Civic Green from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

If you haven’t tried Relay Foods yet, simply enter the coupon code FAMILY10 (exp: 8/4/2013) when you checkout for $10 off your first order over $50.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use the search bar on! It will save you hours of walking up and down aisles looking for your favorite items and give you more time to enjoy meals with your family.
  • On the left side of, there are tags and categories, which make it easy to find types of food you like. Looking to eat more local food? There’s a tag for that! Only eat organic? There’s a tag for that! Looking for non-GMO food? There’s a tag for that too!

Still have questions? Feel free to contact Relay Foods awesome customer service team at


  • Olivia Bada

    Marketing, communications, sales, writing, and web management all come together when working on published pieces for Localourist, The Burg Weekender, The Burg Weekly and Williamsburg Families. View all posts CEO

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