Following up on our previous post about Farmers Markets in Loudoun County, we sent Scott Koval, Realtor and co-founder of the JS Realty Team, out to Brambleton this weekend to visit their Farmers Market. Scott enjoyed some local and fresh food, entertainment, and fun! Check out the video he made at the Brambleton Farmers Market, and don’t forget to subscribeto us onYouTube!
By now you’ve probably heard the terms “Eat Local” or “Buy Local”. It may even seem like a fad. But knowing where your food is from can connect you to the people who raise and grow it. Eating locally grown, seasonal, sustainable and organic foods is tastier and healthier for you and your family. Locally grown foods are fresher, and retain their healthy nutrients longer. Sustainable and organic foods protect your health and the environment. These foods are free of antibiotics, pesticides and other potentially dangerous chemicals. It also helps local and small family farmers stay in business and produces more jobs in our own community.
So now you want to try some of these local foods – but where do you find them? Lucky for us, Loudoun County has several farmers markets operating seasonally (and in some cases, year round!) that are probably closer to you than you think! Shopping at a farmers market can teach you how food is grown, who grew it, and why it tastes so good. They are also FREE and often have cooking demonstrations and kid friendly activities!
Check out the five Loudoun “Producer Only” farmers markets: Note: “Producer Only” means that the vendor must be the grower or producer of ALL the products they sell. They must produce within a 125 mile radius of Loudoun County.
ASHBURN MARKET Runs: Saturdays, May 2 to October 31
Time: 8AM to Noon Location: One Loudoun – North end of Exchange Street, Ashburn, VA 20147 Market Manager: Ali & Dan Haney of Shenandoah Seasonal
BRAMBLETON MARKET Runs: Sundays, May 3 to November 1
Time: 9AM to 1PM
Location: Emberbrook Circle – in front of Regal Cinemas, Brambleton, VA 20148 For a list of vendors, click here.
Runs: Sundays, May 3 to November 1
Time: 9AM to 1PM
Location: The Senior Center next to Cascades Library – 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, VA 20165
Market Manager:Cristina Medina of Westmoreland Produce
LEESBURG MARKET – WEDNESDAY
Runs: Wednesdays, May 6 to October 28
Time: 2:30PM to 6:30PM
Location: Virginia Village Shopping Center – Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, VA 20175 Market Manager:Warren Howell of Allder School Berries
LEESBURG MARKET – SATURDAY
Runs: Saturdays, January to December
Time: 8AM to Noon
Location: Virginia Village Shopping Center – Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, VA 20175 Market Manager: Kathryn Willis
Want to live closer to a Farmers Market? Contact us today for a no obligation consultation. Learn how we can help you find you your dream home and you can be eating local, farm fresh food in no time!
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