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 Sharon of Sweet Piedmont Flowers:

Farmer Sharon, Sweet Piedmont Flowers

Years in farming: 6 years.
Produces/Grows: Cut flowers.
Where to find your products: At local farmers markets and our website.
Why did you choose this product: I love flowers! They help make the world more beautiful and are a part of so many of life’s most significant moments.
What is fun about farming: Getting my hands dirty!
What is something you’ve learned: It’s OK to make mistakes — they are an important part of learning.
What is special about your farm: We are farmer-florists; we not only grow flowers, but use them in floral designs.