Come Get Your Basil Fix

Local, fresh Victory Farms Basil is in season right now. Stop by the store to get your fix – at just $2.99 a bunch, you definitely don’t want to miss out! If you would like to buy in bulk, we will also be taking special orders at customer service with a 10% discount, so don’t hesitate to ask.

“Basil, originally from India, is best known as a culinary herb prominently featured in Italian cuisine, and also plays a major role in the Northeast Asian cuisine of Taiwan and the Southeast Asian cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.” We recommend making a big batch of pesto, freezing it in an ice cube tray and saving it for later! Click here for a fresh, quick recipe.

Just In: Victory Farms Local Veggies

This is what you get when you work with small-scale, local Virginia farmers like Victory Farms – perfectly grown veggies this late in the year. Charlie and Gina know how to grow sustainable with the seasons, that’s why we’re getting plenty of winter root vegetables, apples, winter greens, broccoli and even hoop-house tomatoes in. These aren’t packed and shipped from California. They’re grown and driven over here from 17 miles away baby!

Winter greens, mustard greens, roma tomatoes, sungold tomatoes, broccoli and more. Come get them before they’re gone. Their taste and freshness is superior to anything else in the store!

Victory Farms October Greens are In!

Charlie came in yesterday with enough winter veggies to feed a small country. Because of this, we’ve expanded our local greens section so that it now takes up almost half of our greens rack! That’s almost 50% all local greens! Click to see what he brought in! Continue reading

Peak Summer Arrivals

As we reach the peak of summer, and despite the lack of rain, we’re still getting in delicious local summer squash, local yellow doll melons and the first local peaches of the season!

Victory Farms summer zucchini and yellow squash – $1.49/lb.

Victory Farms Yellow Doll melons, sweet and delicious at the perfect size – $3.99/ea.

And the first local peaches of the season from Henely Orchard! Just $1.49/lb.

What We're Eating: Avocado & Fiesta Chicken Salad

We figured now that we have our new website and blog going that we’d start to show you just what we’re eating here at Ellwoods. Where every meal we make might not be off our hot bar or salad bar, the concoctions that we’re mixing up at home and bringing into work might even top that! What We’re Eating will be a collection of photographs and ingredients showing you exactly what we’re putting into our bodies, good or bad, we’ll show you what’s on our plate.

First up is Nichole from our Wine Department. Nichole is known for bringing in her lunch daily which means a surprise for us everyday. Today she started off with a bed of fresh Victory Farms local greens and then mixed in baked fiesta chicken breast slices, organic red grapes, local Plantation Woods green zebra heirloom tomatoes, organic avocado and a vegan ranch dressing. A perfect salad for a perfect day.