Zero Waste Store Tours: Learn to shop waste-free!

Are you interested in purchasing more mindfully and reducing your waste?  Whether you’re on a journey to reduce the amount of trash your household contributes to the landfill, you want to live more minimally, or you think packaging  is for the birds (well, not literally), reducing your waste has many benefits for our community, environment, wallet and world.

Learn more about put your interest into practice with Erica Well, Registered Dietitian and local champion of the waste reduction lifestyle.  In her weekly zero waste store tours, she will show you the ins and outs of shopping waste free (and maybe saving a dollar or two in the process).  She passionate, knowledgeable, and practiced! Learn her tips of the trade and leave with actionable tips to be a better steward of the environmental!

About Erica

Erica Wells is a registered dietitian and blogger behind “A Waste Not Kind Of Life.”  This Richmond native embarked on a journey towards a zero waste lifestyle earlier this year in response to the environmental destruction that is being caused by over-consumption.  She’s a wife and mother to a vivacious toddler with whom she enjoys sharing her love of nature and the outdoors.

Sign Up!

Tours are free and offered weekly but are limited to five attendees at a time.  Pick you tour date HERE!


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Benefit Corp // Mission Review Board Report 2016

Ellwood Thompson’s formed a Mission Review Board for the purpose of defining procedures to measure whether ET achieves its mission and upholds its core values on a year-by-year basis. ET views the community as its stakeholders and believes that true change can only come through diverse perspectives. As such, the Review Board is comprised of employees, customers, and outside interests, who all provide a unique perspective. Ellwood Thompson’s management strives to understand different perspectives in order to better achieve its mission. The management team regularly meets with the Review Board Chairman and ET’s Food Advocates to learn and discuss important food issues.


Introducing Foodwaze’s Real Food Loyalty Program!

What is Foodwaze?

Foodwaze is based in Charlottesville, with their mission being to help consumers find the best sources of real, regenerative food at restaurants, cafes, markets, farms, and more.  Foodwaze produces an online and mobile food guide that curates and rates businesses based on their commitment to a local regenerative food system.  Founder Michael Reilly is an expert in regenerative food systems and all things health related.  (You might recognize him from our cafe, having an Earth Bowl from Create as he passes through town.)

For more on their mission & daily content, their Instagram and website are great resources!

What is this ‘Real Food Loyalty Program’?

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Happy Hour at The Beet Bar


Every Thursday and Friday,  it’s Happy Hour at the bar in The Beet from 4 to 7PM, paired with live tunes for local favorites!

What You Get:

Enjoy $1 off draft beer & wine by the glass, plus one featured canned beer for $2 a pop!  For those who like a variety, try a flight of 3 different beers or wines for $5.

Drafts are always local and craft, rotating as needed, and the wines are a seasonal mixture of local and imported.

Curious about our current selection?

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Nourish’s Local Vendor of the Month // The Freckled Farm Soap Co.

The Freckled Farm Soap Company is a family-owned goat milk soap company located in Western Goochland.  Their soaps are handcrafted with raw goat milk straight from their farm, the highest quality natural and organic oils, and aromatherapy-grade essential oils.  All of their products are created after careful consideration and released after extensive personal testing.  They strive to make body care products that are not only good for our customers but also the environment.  Continue reading