Get Included in the Shop Local Holiday Guide

This holiday season, Loudoun Economic Development is encouraging consumers in the region to shop local, small businesses with its Take Loudoun Home for the Holidays guide.

Businesses ranging from farm or rural business that provide locally grown Christmas trees, poinsettias, wreaths, garlands, to artisans whose works make great personal and corporate gifts are encouraged to participate in the promotion.

            The deadline for Loudoun businesses to apply to have their products included in this year’s marketing campaign is Friday, Oct. 18. To apply, fill out the online form at Biz.Loudoun.gov/TreeApp.

“This is a guide of memories in the making. Countless families throughout the region trust Loudoun farms as a source for high-quality trees and gifts that are perfect for any holiday wish list,” said Loudoun Economic Development’s Executive Director Buddy Rizer. “This guide helps spread the word that Loudoun is open for business this holiday season.”

TheTake Loudoun Home for the Holidaysguidewill feature a map of Loudoun farms where customers can cut their own trees or buy evergreen wreaths and poinsettias. The guide will also include locations where people can buy a pre-cut tree sourced from a Loudoun farm, as well as businesses selling unique gifts and experiences.

The printed guide will be available at libraries and other public buildings around the county, and at participating farms. The electronic version will be online atLoudounFarms.org.

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