This Year, Take Loudoun Home for the Holidays

take loudoun home for the holidays

Show friends and family how much you care this holiday season with artisan gifts and responsibly-raised food, sourced locally from farms in Loudoun County, Va. The 2019 “Take Loudoun Home for the Holidays” guide is the perfect resource for celebrating the season.

Starting the day after Thanksgiving, nine Loudoun tree farms will open to the public, offering pre-cut or cut-your-own trees and buy pre-made wreaths, garlands, poinsettias, and other holiday greens (check the guide for hours and locations).

In addition to finding the perfect tree, most farms enhance the experience with holiday treats, music, fire pits and more.

“Kick off your holiday season with a day visiting Loudoun farms, making memories that will last a lifetime,” Loudoun Economic Development’s Executive Director Buddy Rizer said. “Take your piece of Loudoun home and know that you’re getting the best quality products and supporting family-owned small businesses at the same time.”

Loudoun’s fertile soil and ideal climate supports a wide variety of fir, pine, spruce and cedar trees. More than 1,200 farms help stitch the fabric of western Loudoun County, home to an array of products and experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in the Washington, D.C., region.

“Holiday trees take seven years to reach maturity, which is a substantial investment by the farmers,” Business Development Officer for Agriculture and Business Services John Magistro explained. “Purchasing directly from the farms in this guide is a terrific way to support local growers and ensure their continued success.”

Here are a few other ways to find inspiration in the “Take Loudoun Home for the Holidays” guide:

  • Attending a holiday party? Swing by Long Stone Farm, Georges Mill Farm, Lothar’s Butchery or Paige’s Pit Stop for the perfect holiday platter.
  • Shopping for something unique? One-of-a-kind pieces from David Norton Pottery or Shepherds Corner Farm are perfect for the crafty person in your life. For green thumbs on your list, consider live flowers from Abernethy and Spencer Greenhouses or Ellmore’s Garden Center, and all things lavender from Blooming Hill Lavender Farm.
  • Looking for an experience? Check out Day Spring Farm for a visit with farm animals and pony rides, as well as the Purcellville Art Gallery for a look at local artists.
  • Need to thank employees and clients? Skip the pears and popcorn and consider a gift of local craft beverages from Loudoun’s 75+ wineries and breweries, or locally-sourced pies and desserts.

For the full “Take Loudoun Home for the Holidays” guide, visit LoudounFarms.org/Holidays.

 

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