The Big Green Egg Has Landed In Nellysford!

™©2013 BlueRidgeLife: Photos By Tyler Rich – Big Green Eggs are popping up everywhere across the country. They have become the latest outdoor cooking sensation, and Don Rich of Zestivities has been selling them like crazy.

Nelson County, VA

I must admit, I am in the minority. Until recently I’d never heard of a Big Green Egg. Living under a rock, apparently! But boy have I learned lots about them now. And just what a unique outdoor cooking experience they are. “They perfectly cook just about anything you can think of,” said Don Rich, owner of Zestivities in Nellysford in the Wild Wolf Shopping Plaza.

Don Rich, owner of Zestivities in Nellysford, recently cooked pizzas in a Big Green Egg as part of a demonstration for people at Wild Wolf Plaza.
Don Rich prepares steaks on a Big Green Egg. Zestivities now has a distributorship for the BGE.

“Recently I sold everyone of the largest I had in inventory because they saw them in your paper. Then on Friday I again sold over about 120 dollars in BGE accessories to a couple from Willamsburg. They were staying at Misty Mountain Campground and picked up Blue Ridge Life. It Works. BRLM has been the most productive advertising dollars we have spent,” Don continued.

If you think we are touting our horn a bit in this story, that’s true too. Once Don told us the feedback he was getting, we definitely wanted to share that. And not to worry, Don has replenished his inventory!

Back to the BGE. This is the most remarkable thing I have ever seen. Perfectly cooking anything you put in it. And not your typical grilling experience.

A finished pizza as it comes off the BGE, perfectly cooked! Yummo!

Want to check it out for yourself, go see Don at Zestivites in Nellysford. Right next door to Wild Wolf Brewing!


  1. I’m always glad to hear the BGE cult is expanding to new places and faces! I do agree, the BGE cooks everything to absolute perfection.

    Good luck with all your BGE adventures.


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