Between the fresh air and fresh produce, July is the perfect time to embrace alfresco dining. National Picnic Month is upon us, and we want to show you how to best take advantage of it with family and friends!

Start building your perfect basket with the help of the local producers on The Marketplace.

Cheese, Please!

Charcuterie boards are all the rage – and it all starts with quality ingredients. The dairy farmers at Locksley Farmstead Cheese, Catoctin Creamery, and Georges Mill Farm Artisan Cheese have got you covered when it comes to the creaminess you crave; the wide selections ensure there’s something everyone at your gathering can appreciate.

Your Meat Needs: Cured

Meat lovers deserve their slice of heaven at the picnic too! Blackwater Beef and Long Stone Farm bring delicious cured meats to the table, offering delicious protein that’s safe and easy to eat under the hot summer sun.

Breaking Bread

What’s nicer than a freshly baked loaf straight out of the oven? Having equally delicious locally sourced spreads to put on top of it! Pair Sacred Hearts Goods bread with Sacred Hearts spreads and dips, or satisfy your sweet tooth with a touch of Catoctin Honey Company’s golden honey and A Farm Less Ordinary’s jam! 

Drink Up

The hot and humid temperatures call for extra hydration! Quench your thirst with the variety of juices that Kochany Wellness offers. With ingredients coming from local farms, you can bet that your summer beverage is as refreshing as it gets!

For the adults, look no further than the bounty of wines coming from Loudoun’s own vineyards to top off the perfect picnic.


Take advantage of the many suppliers of high-quality locally-made products this summer. Get your basket started by visiting the Loudoun Made Loudoun Grown Marketplace today!

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