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!

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.”

Fair Trade Your Wedding: A Gift Registry Event at Ten Thousand Villages

Do you have a passion for Fair Trade? Are you interested in socially conscious projects? Let Ten Thousand Villages be your guide in registering for gifts that make a difference.

Join Ten Thousand Villages in April to explore the store and meet other couples with the same mission – all while enjoying free food and drinks! Wedding inspired cupcakes by local AnnaB’s Gluten Free will be provided, along with makeovers by The Body Shop!

Reservations are limited, so be sure to sign up today! Check out our Facebook or events page for more details. http://www.facebook.com/tenthousandvillagesrichmond

Open dates are as follows:

Sunday, April 10, 10am-noon

Tuesday, April 12, 6pm-8pm

Thursday, April 14, 6pm-8pm

Saturday, April 17, 10am-noon


Reservations are limited, so be sure to sign up today!

RSVP: (804) 358-5170 or staff@richmondvillages.com

One Local Family – A quest to buy from local businesses for one year

Meet the Levitch family from Scottsdale, Arizona. They’ve embarked on an adventure to stay away from national retailers and restaurants for an entire year.  Call them nutty, but they’re tired of spending their weekends navigating the parking lot of big box retailers and buying poor quality clothing at large chains. So their taking a time out – a 12 month time out. 12 months away from all of the big name stores and restaurants.

If this interests you, visit their blog, One Local Family, for a day to day diary of truly living local. We’ll keep you updated from time to time on how they’re doing and the barriers they run into.