Sunday, February 17, 2013
In its third year, the event displays the best of Loudoun's rural economy.
Event organizers said that 3,000 people attended the 3rd annual Loudoun Grown Expo at Bush Tabernacle in Purcellville on Saturday, a number that well surpassed the attendance of last year's event. "It is so nice to see so many neighbors and people who joined us from all over Northern Virginia," said Purcellville's Mayor Bob Lazaro. The Expo is organized by the Town of Purcellville as a way to showcase rural farms, wineries and other local businesses that "makes Loudoun unique and what makes Purcellville a great place to live and work,” Lazaro said. To view a photo gallery of the 2013 click here. Get local-flavored news delivered to your inbox daily; subscribe to Leesburg Patch's free newsletter.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Third annual Loudoun Grown Expo has grown exponentially each year and promised more vendors this year.
More vendors have signed on than ever for what Purcellville Mayor Bob Lazaro anticipates will be the biggest Loudoun Grown Expo yet. In its third year, the expo runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Bush Tabernacle in the town. “The first year, we had about 1,000 people attend, the second year, about 2,000,” Lazaro said. “This year we are expecting many more.” The event, organized by the Town of Purcellville, provides an opportunity to “showcase what makes Loudoun unique and what makes Purcellville a great place to live and work,” Lazaro said, adding that attendees may notice some changes this year to make the event bigger and better. One noticeable change will be the addition of food and drink vendors outside the Tabernacle, …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Open on Saturdays mornings, the market is a popular even in cold weather.
Even when the temperature is chilly outside, Saturday mornings have a warm spirit at the winter farmers market in Leesburg. Featuring about 20 vendors, the market has everything from fruits and vegetables, homemade salsa, soups, meats, cheeses, baked goods, local vineyards and honey. One way to warm up is to stop at The Catoctin Coffee Company, from Lovettsville, who sells their hand-roasted coffee beans and hot coffee. “We are here every week, business is great. It has been hard for me to keep up with it today,” said Dave Capritta, whose wife Kellie owns the business. Ed Clark of Leesburg had one thing on his mind to buy at the market - rosemary breadsticks from Stuff of Life Bread Co. “These are the best,” Clark said. “This year …
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Loudoun Flavor helps people get healthy and save time, all while supporting local farmers.
The start of each new year is filled with resolutions often chosen to improve one's self. According to the U.S. Government, the most common New Year's resolutions include: drink less alcohol, get a better job or education, get fit, lose weight, manage debt, manage stress, quit smoking, reduce-reuse and recycle, save money, take a trip and volunteer to help others. Well I have an idea that can help you reach almost half of those resolutions in one quick action. Let me introduce to you Loudoun Flavor. Loudoun Flavor is an online, easy way to receive high-quality fresh farm produce. In addition to produce, the market offers dairy, confections, flowers, baked goods, meats, snacks, spreads and a variety of household items and gifts. By using …