EatLoCo has launched a year-round farmers market at One Loudoun called One Loudoun Marketplace.
The farmers market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at Exchange Street and Endicott Drive in the One Loudoun development, behind Okada Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar. The marketplace’s 24 vendors offer artisanal, farm-raised and farm-grown products from Loudoun producers, including produce, meats, eggs, dairy products, baked goods, and home goods such as soap and flowers.
A second marketplace, at Brambleton, will open April 1. Working with local leaders, EatLoCo also hopes to identify a location for a year-round, covered marketplace within the county.
The marketplaces, or farmers markets, are put on by EatLoCo, which raises awareness of Loudoun farms and food producers. As part of its focus on a healthy Loudoun lifestyle, EatLoCo educates home cooks and foodies, as well as local restaurants and businesses, on what’s in season and where locally grown food can be found. The EatLoCo.org website also offers a resource of farm-to-table restaurants, healthy lifestyle articles and recipes, as well as marketplace locations and vendor descriptions.
“We’re Loudoun locals who see the importance of supporting locally grown food sources from Loudoun farms,” stated Dan Hine, Founder & CEO of EatLoCo. “By enhancing existing and creating new local marketplaces, we are highlighting healthy eating as a key part of the Loudoun lifestyle.”
Julie Dillon, of the One Loudoun Management team, said Saturdays will never be the same at One Loudoun. “It’s an ideal fit for our community and the perfect connection between Loudoun’s farmers and consumers who appreciate fresh and local food.”
Learn more at EatLoco.org.