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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Loudoun’s Spring Farm Tour May 20th and 21st

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Loudoun’s Spring Farm Tour:Fresh Food and Fun for the Whole Family

Fifty Loudoun County farms, craft beverage producers and special event venues will be open to the public for the Spring Farm Tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and S...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Bring Home Loudoun-Grown Holiday Greens and Trees

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development invites area families to bring home Loudoun-grown greens, plants and Christmas trees this holiday season. Information about participating Loudoun businesses is now available in the free public...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Loudoun County Farm Tour App

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The 2016 Loudoun County Fall Farm Tour is this weekend (Oct. 15-16), and for the first time, there is a mobile app to make your experience even better!

The app is designed for Apple and Google phones and tablets, with functionality to help you before, ...Read more »

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Loudoun’s Fall Farm Tour October 15-16, 2016

Celebrate Loudoun’s thriving agricultural community during the 2016 Loudoun Fall Farm Tour. The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16. A map and descriptions of 56 participating farms and other venues is included in the L...Read on...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Loudoun Breweries Continue Expansion

More Loudoun breweries are anticipating openings during the summer of 2016. Barnhouse Brewery, which opened in Loudoun in 2011, celebrates a new, expanded Lucketts location beginning June 24. Black Walnut Brewing in Leesburg has scheduled an official open...Read on...

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

Loudoun Spring Farm Tour Coming Soon

The Loudoun Spring Farm Tour is coming soon! The tour will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Sign up now at http://loudounfarms.org/brochure to receive your printed brochure by mail, or visit our online guide an...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

Students Learn About Loudoun Farming All-Stars

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, in cooperation with the Loudoun County Public Schools Division of School Nutrition, has created a new, fun series of Loudoun farmer trading cards for distribution in April to the county’s elementary s...Read on ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2015

Artisan Malting Facility Coming to Loudoun

Great news for Loudoun's craft beverage lovers! Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Pilot Malt House will locate an artisan craft malting operation in Loudoun County. The company will invest nearly $1 million to construct and operate the facilit...Read on...

Full press release available here
Posted on: November 10, 2015

Bring Loudoun’s Outdoor Beauty Inside for the Holidays

Fill your home with the aromatic scent of a lush, green pine, cedar, spruce or fir tree this holiday season. Loudoun Economic Development invites you to visit one of the county’s local farms that offer choose-and-cut Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, po...Read on ...

Posted on: October 7, 2015

Enjoy Rural Loudoun at the 2015 Fall Farm Tour

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The 2015 Loudoun County Fall Farm Tour will be held Saturday, October 17 & Sunday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come out and enjoy the people and products at 50 farms, wineries and other special venues of the Loudoun Valleys!

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

Loudoun County Offering Small Landowner Workshop

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Loudoun County Parks, Recreation & Community Services is taking registrations for its October workshop helping landowners enrich the value of their property.

Cosponsored by the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, the Small Landowner ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

Loudoun’s 2015 Fall Farm Tour Prep Underway; Farmers Invited to Participate

On October 17 and 18, the gates and barns of Loudoun County, Virginia farms will open to the public for the annual Fall Farm Tour. Any farmers interested in participating in this year’s event should apply online at biz.loudoun.gov/farmtourapp. Completed a...Read on...

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Posted on: July 17, 2015

Teen Leaders Tour Loudoun Farms

Groups of rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors will be touring Loudoun County farms this summer. As part of the Leadership Loudoun Youth program, the Department of Economic Development arranged for the local teens to receive a crash course i...Read more ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2015

CSA Memberships Available Now from Loudoun Farms

It’s not too late to bring locally produced meats, produce and other fresh farm foods direct to your home. The Loudoun Department of Economic Development has announced that several Loudoun farms are currently offering CSA program enrollments to Loudoun re...Read on...

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

Loudoun’s 2015 Spring Farm Tour May 16-17

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You’re invited to experience Loudoun County, Virginia farms and wineries during the 2015 Spring Farm Tour, May 16-17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Brochures listing participating businesses are available at county libraries and community centers, and o...Read on...

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Food for Thought: A Presentation on the Future of Food Series by National Geographic Editor Dennis D

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Join us on Monday, May 11 for a presentation on global food security from National Geographic Magazine’s Dennis Dimick. Dimick serves as National Geographic’s executive environment editor, and has guided the creation of the 2014 Future of Food series, whi...More Information

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Posted on: January 21, 2015

'Fed Up' Community Screening on 'Skip Sugar Day'

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Five Stones Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training and education in the balanced care of mind, body, and spirit. Our goal is to transform the way that individuals - and their communities - heal themselves.

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Posted on: December 11, 2014

National Wine Tourism Conference is heading to Loudoun

By Caitlin Gibson; Washington Post

Loudoun County will host hundreds of wine industry and tourism leaders from across the country and the world at next year’s national Wine Tourism Conference — a development that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and l...Read on...

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Posted on: December 8, 2014

Feasibility Study Finds Continued Support For Viticulture Training Center

By Margaret Morton Leesburg Today

The announcement that Loudoun would be the first-ever East Coast host for the 2015 Wine Tourism Conference coincides with an initiative that could see the county become home to a first in the commonwealth—the Viticultu...Read on...

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Posted on: November 25, 2014

Loudoun Valley Christmas Tree Growers Launch New Website

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The Loudoun Valley Christmas Tree Growers launched a new website November 24. The brand new site is a first for the organization, and contains information on the members' tree farms including opening dates and times for 2014, tree varieties and recycling ...More information

Loudoun Christmas Tree Grower Association Website
Posted on: November 24, 2014

Loudoun Farm to Become Largest Hopsyard and Processing Facility in Commonwealth

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that Black Hops Farm, LLC in Lucketts will initially convert 15 acres of former pasture land into a hopsyard and build a new processing facility, thus becoming the largest hopsyard in Virginia and the Mid...Read on...

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Posted on: September 25, 2014

Feature Your Loudoun-Grown Products in Holiday Guide

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The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development invites farm businesses to promote locally grown trees, greens and holiday floral products in the annual Christmas in the Loudoun Valleys guide. There is no charge to have your products appear in the p...Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2014

Save the Date: 2014 Fall Farm Tour

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SAVE THE DATE!

The 2014 Fall Farm Tour will be held
Saturday, October 18 & Sunday October 19 from 10 am-4 pm. Come out and enjoy the flavors, colors, people and products of the Loudoun Valleys!

Brochures will be available at the local lib...Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2014

Future Harvest CASA Field Day

Farmers, brewers, and anyone interested in craft beer is invited to join Future Harvest at Corcoran Brewing Company to learn the basics of hops production as well as distribution and marketing techniques to sell hops locally and regionally. As the craft b...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Family Fun at Loudoun’s Main Street Agriculture

Families are invited to enjoy a day celebrating the importance of local agriculture at the 2014 Loudoun Farm Bureau Main Street Agriculture event. Scheduled for Sunday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the free community event will be held at the Loudoun...Read on...

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Posted on: July 30, 2014

County brewing a “wet” economy

Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014 by Ben Hancock
Loudoun Times Mirror

On July 29 a five-member panel gathered at 8 Chains North Winery in Waterford to discuss what new brewery legislation and an increase in consumer demand might mean for the craft beer indust...Read on...

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Posted on: July 17, 2014

Winery 32 Is Loudoun’s 43rd

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The Loudoun County, Virginia Department of Economic Development is pleased to announce the opening of Winery 32, located at 15066 Limestone School Road in Leesburg. The department actively worked with the owners throughout the development process from co...Read on...

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Posted on: June 23, 2014

Calling All Farmers: Loudoun Economic Development Accepting Applications for the 2014 Fall Farm Tour

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Loudoun’s 2014 Fall Farm Tour Preparations Underway;
Farmers Invited to Participate

On October 18 and 19, the gates and barns of Loudoun County, Virginia farms will open to the public for the annual Fall Farm Tour. Any farmers interested in participat...Read on...

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

Purcellville gears up for third annual Wine and Food Festival

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For the third year, Purcellville is hosting The Wine and Food Festival July 19, highlighting the town's local businesses and rural economy.

Last year's festival drew over 5,000 people. This year, the festival location is being moved to Fireman’s Field ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2014

‘A rising tide’ of craft breweries in Loudoun and beyond

By Caitlin Gibson
Washington Post

First came the wine lovers, flooding dozens of Loudoun County tasting rooms in search of favorite local varietals. Next came the foodies, visitors who craved a gourmet bite to accompany their glass of cabernet franc. ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

Loudoun Graduates Virginia’s First Certified Mentor Farmers

Loudoun County, Virginia’s Economic Development Department has taken an important step forward to strengthen the county’s thriving agricultural industry. Today the department announces the first graduates from Virginia’s new Certified Mentor Farmer Progra...Read on...

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Posted on: March 13, 2014

Loudoun Farmers Invited to Apply for the 2014 Spring Farm Tour

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Loudoun’s annual Spring Farm Tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18. Farmers who would like to participate are encouraged to review the tour policies and guidelines, and complete the online application available at biz....Read on...

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Posted on: November 20, 2013

Russian Embassy Kicks Off Loudoun Holiday Tree Season

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In Loudoun County, Virginia, “Black Friday” is followed by “Green Saturday” as hundreds of area residents drive to Loudoun farms for Christmas trees. This year the holiday tree-buying season will be kicked off by a delegation from the Russian Embassy, whi...Read on...

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Posted on: September 24, 2013

Loudoun Fall Farm Tour October 19-20

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Enjoy a free, self-guided tour of working Loudoun County farms during the 2013 Fall Farm Tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20. Families can tour an orchid greenhouse, gather fresh eggs or pick pumpkins within view ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 9, 2013

Loudoun Moves Forward With Rural Economic Business Development Strategy

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved the Rural Economic Business Development Strategy developed by the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development and the Rural Economic Development Council.

“This strategy will direct our rural e...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2013

Loudoun’s Spring Farm Tour May 18-19, 2013

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The public is invited to enjoy the people, places, products and produce of Loudoun’s thriving agricultural community during the 2013 Spring Farm Tour, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19. The map of 45 participating...Read on...

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