The Loudoun Valley Homegrown Markets Cooperative has teamed up with a local marketing company to better promote local producers and healthy eating.
The EatLoCo.org website is the latest effort to promote the wide variety of fruits, vegetables and meats provided by local farmers and offered at area farmers’ markets. It’s the brainchild of Dan Hine, owner of Crimson Fly Digital Marketing.
“This area is home to an incredible variety of food choices and market-fresh goods,” Hine said. “With EatLoCo as a resource to guide you and a farm-to-table mindset, a healthy Loudoun lifestyle becomes much more attainable.”
EatLoCo.org offers more than connections to producers. The site maintains a calendar of local food and health-focused events, tips for getting fit, healthy kids and pets, home remedies, recipes, gardening and more. The interactive map of Loudoun County offers search functions for specific products or to locate farms and markets nearby.
“Our five market cooperative has been struggling with achieving public awareness on a limited budget,” said Linna Walz, outreach coordinator for the Loudoun Valley Homegrown Markets Cooperative. “Our new partnership with EatLoCo is helping us achieve meaningful connections between Loudoun residents and our farms and farmers’ markets that we otherwise couldn’t have gotten.”