Enjoy Loudoun’s Recipe Book
Today, with the proliferation of smaller farms across the county, countless products are available to shake up your culinary routine. Find the best of the best, based on submissions from your neighbors in Loudoun County:
Cockerill Family Inside Out Stuffed Peppers
Fort Bacon Farm is a 5th generation, family-run farm operating in Loudoun County since 1880. Specializing in Beef, Pork, and Lamb year-round as well as a variety of seasonal offerings, the Cockerill family strives to provide the best care for customers and takes...
Short Hill Breakfast Sausage Mounds
Short Hill is a location in Loudoun County that’s rich with natural resources and historical significance, including multiple interactions with George Washington. On its one side is the Potomac River and it’s unparalleled value as a shipping and transportation...
Marketplace Caramelized Mushroom Flatbread
Whether you’re looking for a vegetarian option or simply shaking up your household menu, mushrooms are an excellent ingredient to have on hand. Made up of 90% water and a better source of potassium than a banana, different mushrooms have been found to have...
Loudoun’s Low Carb Cheesy Flapjacks
Low carb pancakes may not sound like much fun, but cheesy flapjacks? Sign me up! During the American Revolution, Loudoun County was known as America’s Bed Basket, as the ultra fertile soil produced the grains that fueled America’s first defenders. Fast-forward to the...
Loudoun-Raised Cookout King Burger
Nothing says summer in Northern Virginia like a cookout with a personal touch. Whether you are a grillmaster or more at home on the range, you’ll have everyone asking for seconds of the Cookout King Burger! Course: Main Dish Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes...
Loudoun Valley Breakfast Omelette
In Loudoun County, you can have the best of all worlds, but that starts with a well-balanced breakfast. The American Heart Association notes that eating 12 eggs per week, while a source of dietary cholesterol, had no negative impact on cardiovascular health. Maybe...
Free Range Chicken Grilled Cheese
Why should cozy weekends in winter get all of the grilled cheese sandwiches? Let’s normalize grilled cheese as a year-round staple, especially when it can be made to order with the highest quality Loudoun products. For the Free Range Chicken Grilled Cheese, we’re...
Craft Beer Cheese Dip
Fact: Beer cheese dip is the perfect companion to soft pretzels, hard pretzels, chips of any kind, carbohydrates in general and even just with a spoon, by itself. This versatile dip is popular at potlucks and pubs but hasn’t gotten the respect it deserves, until now....
Your taste buds are not playing tricks on you – local food just tastes better! When you shop from Loudoun farms, 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.
Find inspiration for your next family meal in the recipe book above, or submit your favorite recipes to share, featuring local products. We’ll give you a shoutout if it’s published!
Special From the Ground Up
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.
Share Your Recipe With Neighbors
What’s the secret local ingredient in your favorite dish? Share local insights on the best culinary treats sourced from Loudoun Farms. Email us all the details and we’ll help share it with the world – giving you all the credit you deserve.