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, in addition to the physical cards, students will receive video messages from each of the featured farmers, showing them an educational aspect of farming. Hear from Farmer David of Second Spring Farm:

Farmer David, Second Spring Farm

Years in farming: 15 years.
Produces/Grows: Vegetables.
Where to find your products: CSA pickups in Leesburg and around the D.C. suburbs.
What is fun about farming: I played with LEGOs as a kid, and now I get to weld metal together, design machinery, and learn how to build all sorts of things!
What is something you’ve learned: All plants want to do is grow, and I just need to give them the conditions to thrive.
Who taught you to farm: Chip and Susan Planck at Wheatland Vegetable Farms.
What is special about your farm: I try new ideas every year; my inspiration is from old books, old machinery, and other farmers.