The Loudoun Department of Economic Development and Loudoun County Public Schools Nutrition Services are excited to announce the launch of the 2024 Farmer Trading Card program. This collaborative initiative celebrates the rich tapestry of farms in Loudoun County while providing an engaging educational opportunity for children to learn more about where their food comes from.

The Farmer Trading Card program aims to connect elementary school children in Loudoun County with local farmers and promote an understanding of the importance of supporting local agriculture. Through these trading cards, young learners will get a glimpse into the daily lives of farmers, the diverse crops they grow, and the vital role they play in sustaining our community.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with Loudoun County Public Schools Nutrition Services to bring the Farmer Trading Card program to our community,” said Buddy Rizer, Executive Director of Loudoun Economic Development. “Loudoun County is home to a vibrant agricultural industry, and it’s crucial that we support our local farmers. This program not only highlights the incredible diversity of farms in our county but also fosters a deeper connection between our children and their food sources, while inspiring the next generation of revered Loudoun farmers.”

In addition to collecting trading cards, children will have the opportunity to meet the farmers featured in this year’s collection at a special event. The Loudoun Made, Loudoun Grown Theme Night will take place at a Loudoun United game on Friday, May 10. During halftime, the featured farmers will be honored on the field and will be available to sign autographs, allowing children and their families to interact with the individuals who grow their food.

Elizabeth Frimpong, Wellness Coordinator of LCPS School Nutrition Services, emphasized the importance of promoting local and healthy eating habits among children. “By encouraging kids to eat locally sourced foods, we not only support our farmers but also provide fresh, nutritious options for our students. The Farmer Trading Card program is a fun and educational way to instill a lifelong appreciation for healthy eating and the local food system.”

The 2024 Farmer Trading Card program represents a collaborative effort to celebrate Loudoun County’s agricultural heritage and inspire the next generation of informed consumers and community members.

This year’s all-stars are:

Farmer Jennifer from Promise Kept Farm

Farmers Ronnie and Farrah from Farrah’s Farm

Farmers Trent and Cielo from Historic Hill Top Farm

Farmer Juan “Chico” from Home Farm 1760

Farmer Ricky from Country Loving Tree Farm

Farmer Mike from Woodside Pawpaw

Farmer Valerie from Sunny Knoll

Farmer Trent T. from Three Monkeys Farm

Farmer Sage from Far Bungalow Farm

For more information about the Farmer Trading Card program, visit