Loudoun County
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Loudoun County Chapter

Provided by The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) this chapter covers all of Loudoun County.

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Contact Information:

410 East Water Street, Suite 700, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(p) 434-977-2033
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As temperatures slowly rise and spring breaks through the long winter, the Piedmont Environmental Council's (PEC) Buy Fresh Buy Local guides are reaching approximately 266,000 homes, bringing with them the promise of sunny farmers’ market days, fresh vegetables, and plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy our local farming community. The guides are mailed to Loudoun County, the Charlottesville area and the Northern Piedmont as a free service, with the goal of growing the local food economy in the region.

The Buy Fresh Buy Local program helps consumers find fresh local food grown by their neighbors and provides tools for them to learn how their food choices affect their community.  Connecting consumers to producers is an integral part of a multifaceted effort by PEC to promote local farms and preserve the region’s rural economy and farmland.

Exploring Loudoun

“Our Loudoun guides connect the entire county by reaching every urban, suburban, and rural household,” says Jessica Palmer, PEC’s Buy Fresh Buy Local coordinator. “And we hope the guides encourage Loudoun families to take advantage of the local food wealth surrounding them.”

Loudoun’s Buy Fresh Buy Local guide was sent to 121,939 homes, and it features over 140 local food producers and distributors. Among the listings are 71 local farms, 10 farmers’ markets, 27 wineries, 20 restaurants, and 13 retailers, many of which are displayed on a travel map of Loudoun. Some other items to help shoppers include reminders for upcoming farming events like the Loudoun Spring Farm Tour, a Fruit and Vegetable Availability calendar, a fact sheet explaining various common food labels, and a tasty tamale pie recipe from Mill Road Farm.  

This year’s Loudoun guide also features two profiles of local food businesses: Moutoux Orchard, a community supported agriculture farm that provides a full diet of meat, dairy, eggs, vegetables, fruit and whole grain flour for 75 families year-round; and Market Table Bistro, a restaurant with owners who have a passion for cooking seasonal, locally-sourced food.

PEC thanks the GM Foundation for providing a grant to support PEC's overall agriculture program. PEC would also like to thank the diverse group of organizations and businesses who have partnered to bring the guide to Loudoun residents, including Ashburn Sterling Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, The Fresh Market, NOVEC, NOVA Medical Group and local food industry sponsors including Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, Tuskies Restaurant Group (Tuscarora Mill, South Street Under, Fireworks Pizza, Magnolias at the Mill), Loudoun Valley Homegrown Markets Cooperative, Catoctin Creek Distillery, Countryside Organics, Loudoun Farm Bureau, Potomac Vegetable Farms, Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, Farm Credit of Virginia, East Lynn Farm, Fair Oaks Farm, Quarter Branch Farm, Lost Corner Farm, Georges Mill Farm Artisan Cheese, Healthy by Nature, Great Country Farms, Fabbioli Cellars, Wellness Connection and Farm Credit.

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