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 Elaine of Fields of Athenry:

Farmer Elaine, Fields of Athenry

Years in farming: 20 years.
Produces/Grows: Beef, lamb, poultry, water fowl, and pork.
Where to find your products: 7 West Washington Street in Middleburg, Mom’s Organic Market, and our website.
Why did you choose this product: To inspire healthy eating.
What is fun about farming: Working with baby animals and big snow storms.
What is something you’ve learned: I’ve learned patience.
What is special about your farm: My farm helps people with serious health issues.
What inspired you to start: My daughter.