The new itineraries showcase hands-on activities for people who learn by doing, and places where you can pet, plant or pick. For adults who just want to sit back, sip a brew and enjoy the view, there’s that, as well.
Launching a business is a family affair. Just ask the Hartogses, the entrepreneurial family behind Rocket Frog Brewing Company, which will officially open its doors in Sterling on May 19.
Looking at the farm’s logo today, you might not detect the multiple changes that have been made, or the changes to the innovative business. But just like in business, small branding changes are necessary to keep pace with consumers.
The most successful farm-to-school promotion that we have done has been our Loudoun Farmer Trading Cards. This week, we are kicking off our third edition of these cards that were made possible by the Loudoun Economic Development team.
The award-winning Farmer Trading Card program has generated so much excitement that the cards have been featured in local, regional and national media. School systems in other states have replicated the trading card program for their own communities.
What’s next for Wicked Goat? Dave and new team member Odaine shared their interest in taking the business on the road, literally, with a food truck. This will help to increase the visibility of the brand and give them access to new customers while they continue to build their wholesale market.
Wines for this competition are judged based on appearance, aroma, flavor, overall quality and commercial suitability. Gold medal winners have an average score between 90 and 100, as scored by 40 trained judges.
The deadline to register to attend the forum is March 2; the $45 registration fee includes a breakfast and lunch showcasing locally produced food. Register at biz.loudoun.gov/forum.