With the end of year shopping season in sight, Loudoun County businesses, residents and visitors are encouraged to participate in the “Take Loudoun Home for the Holidays” campaign.
The annual initiative is backed by Loudoun Economic Development, Visit Loudoun and the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, and seeks to encourage consumers to connect with Loudoun farms and rural businesses and purchase local products
Participating businesses applied to be part of the campaign, which features locally-sourced and seasonal products, CSA’s and farm subscriptions for 2022.
All participating businesses are currently listed at TakeLoudounHome.com, and listings will be updated throughout the holiday season.
“Whether it’s a freshly-cut tree or wreathe, artisan gift, craft food or beverage, or one-of-a-kind experience, supporting Loudoun’s farms and small businesses keeps shopping dollars in the local economy, reduces environmental impact, and provides the special people in your life with a unique holiday experience,” Loudoun Economic Development Executive Director Buddy Rizer explained. “Shopping local is about more than just convenience; this is supporting a neighbor, saving a job, and ensuring that the lights stay on for every #LoudounPossible business.”
Last year, the National Retail Federation found that American consumers spent an average of nearly $1,000 on gifts and other holiday items. Shopping locally helps keep dollars in Loudoun’s economy, supporting family businesses, job growth, and Loudoun’s economic recovery from COVID-19. It also connects consumers with the highest quality products.
“This year, avoid supply chain issues by Taking Loudoun Home,” Visit Loudoun’s President & CEO Beth Erickson said. “Buying from Loudoun farms, craft beverage producers, restaurants and small businesses is easy, impactful and very important this holiday season.”
Shopping from local farms helps to preserve Loudoun’s robust rural tradition and decrease the environmental impacts of shipping. Becoming a regular retail and restaurant patron can help businesses budget for job creation, new lines of business and expansions. Booking overnight accommodations at Loudoun’s unique bed-and-breakfasts and hotels is a great way for everyone to look forward to 2022.
“This holiday season, please think about the businesses that make your life special: the restaurant on the corner, the farm you drive past every day, or your favorite store across town,” Loudoun Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tony Howard said. “To ensure their success in 2022 and the continuation of our economic recovery, please Take Loudoun Home for the Holidays.”
Start your holiday shopping spree by thinking local this year. Shop today from TakeLoudounHome.com