Loudoun Made, Loudoun Grown
Your taste buds are not playing tricks on you – local food just tastes better! When you shop through the Loudoun Made Loudoun Grown Marketplace, the ripest produce in the field can be picked the morning of your order and served on your table for dinner. Meat and other proteins, raised humanely on small farms, are available for bulk purchase or as needed, year-round. No grocery store or food prep can offer that level of freshness for your family.
Loudoun farms are special from the ground up, and the secret ingredient in your next family recipe starts in the soil.
Thanks to its diverse geography, Loudoun farms exist in three distinct growing zones from the banks of the Potomac River to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Across those 520 square miles, two-thirds of which is in the rural policy area, 17 soil types are represented, and nearly 100 square miles of Loudoun’s land is considered prime agricultural soil, carved by glaciers receding after the last Ice Age.
From the earliest settlers in the 1700s, Loudoun farmers have diligently cared for the health of the soil and remained on the cutting edge of agricultural best practices. Nutrients and flavor, drawn from that premium soil, are obvious in every bite of food grown on Loudoun farms.
The region has, at different times, been known as the “Bread Basket of the Revolution” for its grain production, one of the primary producers of beef in the capital region, and a leader in Virginia’s apple and ham production. Today, with the proliferation of smaller farms across the county, hundreds of products are available for your next snack or feast on the Loudoun Made Loudoun Grown Marketplace.
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