First Book of Greater Richmond – 5% Donation

On Sunday, March 25th, we raised just over $2,500 to The First Book of Greater Richmond! First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books. An innovative leader in social enterprise, each year First Book distributes millions of free and low-cost books to disadvantaged children and the programs that serve them.

Thanks to customer support from you, our money continues to go directly back to the community that supports us. To learn more about our 5% days, click here.

Ellwood's House Blend

Last week we headed over to Blanchard’s Coffee Co. on Forest Hill Ave. during their last few weeks at that location to test and taste some blends, single origins, and recommendations from Stephen for our upcoming house espresso blend. We even threw some milk in there to see how it held up.

In a few weeks, you’ll have the chance to try this delicious new house coffee, locally roasted right in Manchester at our new coffee, tea and juice bar. We’d love to know what you think!

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Get to Know Health Warrior Chia Seeds

This Saturday, July 23rd Ellwood Thompson’s is excited to host a Health Warrior Chia Seeds demo from 12-3PM. If you havent already heard the buzz about Chia (yes, the seeds from your childhood Ch-ch-ch-chia pet) now is your chance to get to know this essential superfood!

Loaded with protein, omega 3’s and so much more – chia seeds are what you’ve been missing from your diet!

FREE Spinal Screening & Seated Massage

Advanced Wellness and Ellwood Thompson’s are teaming up to provide you with a FREE Spinal Screening and Seated Massage on Saturday, July 16th (3-6PM.) Sign up today by calling 804-359-7525 or by stopping by Customer Service. Seats are limited and walk-ups will only be taken based on availability.

Treat your spine to some relaxation after this gardening season!

Richmond Young Writers

This Thursday, from Noon-2PM – – Bird Cox, Program Director of Richmond Young Writers will be here to do a small writing exercise bridging creative writing and local produce. Stop by and get to know Bird, learn about their writing classes for children & learn what Richmond Young Writers can do for you this summer.

“Richmond Young Writers was founded in the summer of 2009 at Chop Suey Bookstore with the intention of introducing young people to the joy of creative writing through workshops taught by professional writers in the community. A four week afternoon program held in the upstairs art gallery of Chop Suey, each week of the summer workshop culminates in a student reading of works-in-progress at the Byrd Theatre. In the summers of 2009 and 2010, Richmond Young Writers was thrilled to work with over 60 young people from 25 public and private schools in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield and Midlothian. We are now proud to partner with the Visual Art Center of Richmond and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for after school classes in the fall, winter and spring.”