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Farmer Trading Card Spotlight 2022: Jens-Peter

Loudoun students will enjoy another All-Star roster of farmer trading cards this spring, thanks to a strong collaboration between Loudoun Economic Development and the Loudoun County Public Schools’ Nutrition Services office. The award-winning initiative, now in its sixth year, has become a favorite among students and farmers alike. This year,... read more →
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Snow in the Forecast? Stock Up With Loudoun’s Farm Marketplace

Nor’Easters, polar vortexes and blizzards, oh my! It’s winter in the Loudoun Valley, and Mother Nature isn’t holding back on frostiness. During this season of snow, you might forget about the beautiful colors and bountiful farm harvests–but you’re missing out! Right now, you can still enjoy shopping local from the... read more →
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Stroll and Support Loudoun’s Downtown Shopping Corridors

Even as Loudoun grows faster than any other county in Virginia, the community charm gets stronger in Loudoun's downtown districts. Strolling down the historic corridors of Leesburg, Middleburg, Purcellville, Lovettsville, Hillsboro, Hamilton and Round Hill, it's not hard to imagine former U.S. presidents James Monroe and John F. Kennedy doing... read more →
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Loudoun Farmer Trading Cards Return, Kicking Off Growing Season

Loudoun Economic Development and the Loudoun County Public School’s School Nutrition Services office announced the starting lineup of local farmers featured in this year’s deck of Farmer Trading Cards, distributed to elementary school students across the county. This award-winning collaboration is back for its fifth year, coinciding with the start... read more →
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Fresh Leafy Greens Available Year-Round from Loudoun’s Endless Summer Harvest

Harvest season lasts all year long at Endless Summer Harvest in Purcellville, Virginia. Thanks to a sophisticated hydroponic system, the 12,000-square-foot farm produces lettuce, herbs, and other greens equivalent to 12 acres of typical production. “That is the future of farming,” says Mary Ellen Taylor, the farm’s proprietress. “You have... read more →
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Are You Suddenly a Homeschool Teacher? These Loudoun Businesses are Offering Educational Crafts and Activities That Your Kids Will Love

During the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of Loudoun County locals have found themselves in a new role: homeschool teachers. Whether you have one child at home with one teacher or multiple children with multiple teachers, you might find yourself running out of educational ideas trying to find ways to keep... read more →
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Healthy and Homegrown: These 6 Loudoun Farms and Markets Have Everything You Need for Your Next Grocery Run

Purchasing Loudoun Made, Loudoun Grown products is a great way to support local businesses, especially during these uncertain times. With everything from locally sourced meats, produce, cheeses, dry goods (and even toilet paper!), consider stopping by these local markets the next time you head out for your grocery run. Natural... read more →
Apr 15
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Social Distancing Loudoun Wine Guide: Virtual Winemaker Chats, Specialty In-Home Tastings, and More

While the entire country is practicing social distancing, Loudoun County wineries are embracing creative virtual experiences that showcase their products while being compliant to state and federal regulations. While it can be argued that most people choose to visit wineries for the experience, these Loudoun wineries are allowing the consumer... read more →
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Message from Buddy Rizer, Executive Director: These are not normal circumstances. Under normal circumstances, The Department of Economic Development is dedicated to attracting, growing and retaining targeted businesses and to promoting entrepreneur-ism in order to diversify and strengthen Loudoun’s economy. These are not normal circumstances. The potential impact of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, on our business climate is real, unpredictable... read more →
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