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EatLoco Marketplace’s mission is to provide a “business home” for farmers and artisans along with family experiences and trusting connections with our vendors. By introducing and promoting local performers and community groups to our new marketplaces, we give our markets a whole new attitude and purpose.

Our goal is the success of our EatLoco vendors. This includes connecting them with area restaurants, convention centers, and other local businesses, helping to strengthen their financial position.

Thank you for supporting our farmers, artisans and the EatLoco Community.

Dan Hine and Linna Walz,
Owners, EatLoco, LLC

Dan Hine
Founder & CEO

After 22 years of commercial digital marketing, advertising, and promotional success in Loudoun County, Dan conceived of EatLoCo in 2015. Dan’s passion was to use his marketing skills and the backing of his successful marketing firm to promote healthy eating and living in northern Virginia. In 2016, EatLoCo began partnering with Loudoun County farmers and farmers markets to provide free marketing services. Dan’s demonstrated success at the markets and the improved financial well-being of partner farmers resulted in the 2017 development of EatLoCo Marketplaces. A self-acknowledged city-boy, Dan’s professional knowledge and management approach are the powerhouse behind EatLoCo’s success in the rapid expansion of our marketplaces and helping our farmers and venues achieve aggressive business goals.

Linna Walz
Director, Market Operations

A Loudoun County resident and certified-organic poultry farmer, Linna brings the experience of a farmer, a farm market manager, and a multi-market cooperative advertising professional to EatLoCo Marketplaces. With a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a passion for local agriculture, Linna specializes in developing the customer experience at our marketplaces as well as promotional synergy with the venue’s property owners and tenants. A military officer and Registered Nurse in the United States Navy, Linna understands the health desires of the informed public and the sacrifices and needs of our our farmers, our sponsoring venues, and our community partners. Her drive to improve the health of our communities and the financial health of our marketplace stakeholders is key to our success.

Meg Lewis
Project Manager

A believer in ‘food heals’ and a health nut all around, it’s only natural Meg loves promoting EatLoCo’s Marketplace and all of it’s vendors, artisans and farmers that source local products. You’ll find her behind-the-scenes sharing marketplace updates on EatLoCo’s social outlets to spread awareness of the health and community benefits of buying and supporting local from Marketplace vendors. Meg is usually plugging away behind her computer to give EatLoCo website visitors the latest news on every health topic, Marketplace update, upcoming events and more.

Nikolle Holland
Market Coordinator

Despite growing up in Loudoun County, Nikolle developed a passion for healthy living and community involvement when she was a student at James Madison University. After graduation, she worked as the front of house manager for a local, family owned restaurant in Harrisonburg. With her love of wide open pastures and mountain views grew a passion for supporting small businesses, supplementing a well-balanced diet with whole foods, and a drive to connect with the community around her. These days, you can find her prepping healthy meals, reading in coffee shops, and spending as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors.

Alex Pampaloni 
One Loudoun Market Manager

Another native to Loudoun County, Alex’s outgoing nature comes from a background in the restaurant and corporate sales industries. Now based in Ashburn, his enthusiasm for connecting local farmers and artisans with the community at large is obvious to anyone who visits the One Loudoun market. Alex’s belief in farmers and artisans as a benefit to the local population along with his disarming friendliness help to cultivate the irresistible market environment that regular patrons know and love.

Erich Minyard
Brambleton Market Manager

A native of Northern Virginia, Erich Minyard was identified and recruited by EatLoCo for his local volunteer work with two faith-based non-profits. While he works full-time with computers and servers and information technology services, Erich chooses to dedicate his free time to building connections between local farmers and the communities that support them. He believes this community driven movement is key to supporting the hard-working entrepreneurs (farmers and artisans) which will improve both the health of the local population and the socioeconomic development and survival of a locally-grown food system. Please stop by the EatLoCo Sunday marketplace in Brambleton and see Erich for a tour of the market or to ask any questions.

EatLoco Marketplace’s mission is to provide a “business home” for farmers and artisans along with family experiences and trusting connections with our vendors. By introducing and promoting local performers and community groups to our new marketplaces, we give our markets a whole new attitude and purpose.

Our goal is the success of our EatLoco vendors. This includes connecting them with area restaurants, convention centers, and other local businesses, helping to strengthen their financial position.

Thank you for supporting our farmers, artisans and the EatLoco Community.

Dan Hine and Linna Walz,
Owners, EatLoco, LLC

Dan Hine
Founder & CEO

After 22 years of commercial digital marketing, advertising, and promotional success in Loudoun County, Dan conceived of EatLoCo in 2015. Dan’s passion was to use his marketing skills and the backing of his successful marketing firm to promote healthy eating and living in northern Virginia. In 2016, EatLoCo began partnering with Loudoun County farmers and farmers markets to provide free marketing services. Dan’s demonstrated success at the markets and the improved financial well-being of partner farmers resulted in the 2017 development of EatLoCo Marketplaces. A self-acknowledged city-boy, Dan’s professional knowledge and management approach are the powerhouse behind EatLoCo’s success in the rapid expansion of our marketplaces and helping our farmers and venues achieve aggressive business goals.

Linna Walz
Director, Market Operations

A Loudoun County resident and certified-organic poultry farmer, Linna brings the experience of a farmer, a farm market manager, and a multi-market cooperative advertising professional to EatLoCo Marketplaces. With a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a passion for local agriculture, Linna specializes in developing the customer experience at our marketplaces as well as promotional synergy with the venue’s property owners and tenants. A military officer and Registered Nurse in the United States Navy, Linna understands the health desires of the informed public and the sacrifices and needs of our our farmers, our sponsoring venues, and our community partners. Her drive to improve the health of our communities and the financial health of our marketplace stakeholders is key to our success.

Meg Lewis
Project Manager

A believer in ‘food heals’ and a health nut all around, it’s only natural Meg loves promoting EatLoCo’s Marketplace and all of it’s vendors, artisans and farmers that source local products. You’ll find her behind-the-scenes sharing marketplace updates on EatLoCo’s social outlets to spread awareness of the health and community benefits of buying and supporting local from Marketplace vendors. Meg is usually plugging away behind her computer to give EatLoCo website visitors the latest news on every health topic, Marketplace update, upcoming events and more.

Nikolle Holland
Market Coordinator

Despite growing up in Loudoun County, Nikolle developed a passion for healthy living and community involvement when she was a student at James Madison University. After graduation, she worked as the front of house manager for a local, family owned restaurant in Harrisonburg. With her love of wide open pastures and mountain views grew a passion for supporting small businesses, supplementing a well-balanced diet with whole foods, and a drive to connect with the community around her. These days, you can find her prepping healthy meals, reading in coffee shops, and spending as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors.

Alex Pampaloni
One Loudoun Market Manager

Another native to Loudoun County, Alex’s outgoing nature comes from a background in the restaurant and corporate sales industries. Now based in Ashburn, his enthusiasm for connecting local farmers and artisans with the community at large is obvious to anyone who visits the One Loudoun market. Alex’s belief in farmers and artisans as a benefit to the local population along with his disarming friendliness help to cultivate the irresistible market environment that regular patrons know and love.

Erich Minyard
Brambleton Market Manager

A native of Northern Virginia, Erich Minyard was identified and recruited by EatLoCo for his local volunteer work with two faith-based non-profits. While he works full-time with computers and servers and information technology services, Erich chooses to dedicate his free time to building connections between local farmers and the communities that support them. He believes this community driven movement is key to supporting the hard-working entrepreneurs (farmers and artisans) which will improve both the health of the local population and the socioeconomic development and survival of a locally-grown food system. Please stop by the EatLoCo Sunday marketplace in Brambleton and see Erich for a tour of the market or to ask any questions.

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