Earth Day Extravaganza

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Here at ET we show love for our Earth everyday by our practices: buying and sourcing local products, not using plastic bags, recycling everything we can, using reusable and compostable food containers, using environmentally friendly building materials, offering enviro credits for biking, walking and bringing your own bags, using LED lighting etc… The Earth is our home and we want to help protect it for future generations.

Come help us celebrate and honor our Earth, Tuesday, April 22nd. Our Earth Day Extravaganza will be taking place all day in store. The day will be filled with local vendors (with 10% off their products), online trivia, and classes in our Community Room. Read the rest of this post »

Save the Cans Recycling Drive

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If all you need is love, then why not a record setting amount of it?! Show yours by bringing in your aluminum cans to support Enrichmond’s next Earth Day Community Impact Project.

The Enrichmond Foundation has partnered with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, River City Recycling, TFC Recycling, My Glasses Rule, and VCU to break the Guinness World Record for the largest recyclable structure made from aluminum cans on Earth. How you ask? By collecting 110,000 cans and turning them into a recyclable “LOVE” sculpture to be unveiled on Saturday, April 26th during the official Earth Day Richmond Festival in Shockoe.

Help us help Enrichmond reach their goal, break a Guinness World Record, and better our environment through recycling! Leave your empty aluminum cans in our big blue bin out front of the store now through April 25th.

5% Day // Linwood Holton Elementary School

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Sunday, April 27th we will be donating 5% of our sales to Linwood Holton Elementary School.

Vision: To create an environment in which the focus is student learning and achievement in a creative, diverse, positive, supportive, and secure setting. As a family of learners, Holton staff, parents, students, and the community will work cooperatively to prepare their students so they will have every opportunity to succeed according to their individual needs.

Mission: To promote student success through a positive atmosphere and active collaboration.

Blue Mountain Frozen Cashew Cream

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Rock your taste buds with the first nutritious and delicious raw organic non-dairy superfood frozen dessert! This is the raw dessert you’ve been looking for! Blue Mountain’s Cashew Creamery raw ice cream uses the finest organic cashews to create a organic ice cream that’s raw, vegan and absolutely rocks. Read the rest of this post »

Meatless Mondays!

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Go meatless every Monday and receive 5% off your meal from the hot bar, salad bar or breakfast bar simply by mentioning “Meatless Monday” to your cashiers!

Local Vendor Of The Month: Richmond Soap Studio

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April’s vendor is Richmond Soap Studio, operated by Rebekah Kusterbeck. Rebekah makes all natural soaps with fun, Richmond-related names. She also makes our Ellwood’s private label goat’s milk soaps. Read the rest of this post »

Monument 10K + $1.00 Off Smoothie

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Are you running the Monument 10K? Do you like smoothies? Come on by and show us your race bib Saturday, March 29th and Sunday, March 30th for a $1.00 off your smoothie! It is the perfect way to refuel and nourish your body!

JUST IN // Irish Créme Latte

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Just in for St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Créme Latte! Served hot until March 17th! May the luck of the Irish be on your side this St. Patrick’s Day (and hopefully you won’t get pinched!).

5% DAY // Maymont’s Dooley Noted Society

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Sunday, March 16th we will be donating 5% of our sales to Maymont’s Dooley Noted Society.

The Dooley Noted Society is Maymont’s young professionals group with a mission to cultivate support for Maymont through volunteer, social and fundraising activities.

Mission: Maymont Foundation will preserve and celebrate Maymont as a museum and park for the pleasure and education of everyone.

Vision: Maymont will be nationally recognized as a premier, admission-free destination that offers enriching integrated experiences in History, Habitats and Horticulture.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Tarts

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Just in from our Chef, Blueberry Goat Cheese Tarts! These delicious baked goods are made with puff pastry, blueberries, goat cheese, thyme, basil, onions, salt, pepper & agave. Be sure to treat yourself with one of these tarts!

Vendor of the Month: Wildly American Soap Company

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The Wildly American Soap Company is owned and operated by Andrea Driffill. Wildly American makes everything by hand, from scratch right here in Richmond, Virginia. They offer an expanding line of bath and beauty products made from organic and wild crafted ingredients, packaged in American-made compostable or recyclable materials. Wildly American began in 2011 out of Andrea’s attempt to avoid unnecessary chemicals, grew as a business through local farmers markets and is now available at Ellwood Thompson’s!

Thursday’s Hot Bar 02.20

Vegan:  Black Beans, Basmati Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Blueberry & Peach Crisp, Cilantro Green Beans, Steamed Marinated Broccolini, Lemon-Garlic Asparagus, Red Lentil Dal, Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Quinoa, Collard greens w/ Stewed Tomatoes & Black -Eyed Peas, Uncle Smitty’s Nutty Apple Rice

Veggie: Herb butter Squash, Celery Root Mashed Potatoes, Potato & Turnip Gratin, Cheesy Cauliflower Bake, Succotash

Meat/Seafood: Spicy Apple & Green Chili Pork Loin, Chicken with Garlic Sauce, Thin Sliced Garlic Basil Pork, Country Cabbage & Corned Beef, Cod w/ Boursin, Mushrooms & Sundried Tomatoes

Soups: White Bean Soup, Roasted Red Pepper Bisque, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Brunswick Stew, Creamy Tomato Bisque

Raw: Caribbean Carrot Salad, Creamy Raw Broccoli Salad, Totally Alive Cole Slaw

* All Items On The Hot Bar Are Subject To Change Throughout The Day Without Notice

6 Valentine’s Day Chocolate Recipes

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Surprise you loved one(s) with a delicious homemade chocolaty treat.  These recipes will even have Wonka himself asking for more! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Recipes below the jump. Read the rest of this post »

Saturday’s Hot Bar 02.08

Vegan:  Black Beans, Basmati Rice, Steamed Broccoli,Blueberry & Peach Crisp, Mock Chicken in Thai Style Coconut Broth, Cous Cous Paella, Buffalo Bites, Sesame Garlic Tofu w/ Mixed Vegetables, Roasted Asparagus, Steamed Green Trio w/ Lemon & Thyme, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Stewed Fennel & Tomatoes, Herb-Roasted Eggplant w/ Stewed Tomatoes, Simply Green Beans, Roasted Mushroom Trio

Veggie: Pesto Roasted Cauliflower, Baked Ziti w/ Vodka Sauce

Meat/Seafood: Baked Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Olive & Fennel Braised Pork, Chicken Cacciatore, New England Style Roasted Cod

Soups: Wild Mushroom & Barley Soup ,Zesty Black Bean Stew, New England Clam Chowder, White Bean & Ham Soup, Brunswick Stew

Raw: Green Cabbage Citrus Slaw, Raw Kale Salad, Raw-Living Spaghetti

* All Items On The Hot Bar Are Subject To Change Throughout The Day Without Notice

5% DAY // FETCH a Cure

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Sunday, February 16th we will be donating 5% of our sales to FETCH a Cure.

Misson: Furthering Education and Treatment for Companion Health

FETCH a Cure is a 501 ©(3) non-profit organization determined to improve quality of life by connecting people and pets through accessible, compassionate treatment and education.

Their vision is simple: A community where no one is denied a choice for their pet due to lack of options, education or funding.  Read the rest of this post »