Sometimes when you’re walking through the Market, you want something to warm your belly and to put that smile on your face. Something homemade but you can’t quite put your finger on it. Next time you’re at One Loudoun Marketplace stop in and see Scott from Scott’s Brats. His homemade brats will make your belly and your face smile.
EatLoCo has launched a year-round farmers market at One Loudoun called One Loudoun Marketplace.
From left, along with some feathered friends, Dan Hine and Linna Walz of EatLoCo celebrate their new partnership with Julie Dillon and Bill May of One Loudoun.
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.
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Coffee cupping is term coffee makers use that helps you observe and appreciate the different tastes, flavors and aromas coffee has during the brewing process. Dave Carlson from Wicked Goat Coffee showed Dan and Linna (pictured) how the process is done at his facility in Loudoun County. We look forward to having Dave and Wicked Goat Coffee as a weekly vendor at our new EatLoco Brambleton Market beginning April 1.
Linna Walz trying out the ‘coffee cupping’ technique
Finally, a place where Loudoun County’s food trucks can virtually park!
EatLoCo now has a designated page providing food trucks with a space to share their menus and location with dates of their appearances. Not only that, but Marketplace visitors will be able to munch on their favorite food truck’s local, rotating menu every weekend at One Loudoun as well as the up-and-coming Brambleton Marketplace.
Currently, you’ll find Flavour food truck, Parallel food truck and Egg Karne at the One Loudoun Marketplace. Stay tuned and check in on the Loudoun Food Trucks page for updates!
It may have been cold, but last weekend’s Chili Cook-off was a success!
Pictured above: Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Office, Chief of Staff, Bo Machayo with Dan Hine of EatLoCo
Pictured above: Dan Hine with the winner of the Chili Cook-Off, Diane Morano!
Over $500 was raised for the Boulder Crest Retreat for Military & Veteran Wellness! And, we all got to sample some incredible chili recipes from Loudoun. Congratulations to the first place chili recipe winner Diane Morano! And a HUGE thank you to our sponsor, Awakenings Massage and Stephanie Carpio! Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Office, Chief of Staff, Bo Machayo stopped by as well to say hello to the market crowd and chili contestants!
We had 13 chili’s to choose from – check them out!
Chili Gone LoCo on Bourbon and Cocoa
Sugar Ray’s sweet & Hot
Farmer’s Best Chili
Sneaky Veggie Boilermaker Chili
Wine Country Chili
SuAndrew Triple “S” Chili!
Farmers Market Vegetable Chili
Tommy’s Super Awesome Delicious Chili
Jesse’s Texas Red
It was a successful day at the EatLoCo and One Loudoun 1st Annual Pie-In-The-Sky Bake-Off Contest!
Saturday, September 30th was a day filled with pies! The contest had 15 delicious home-baked pies including:
ABC Pie (Apples-Bourbon-Cider)
Key Lime Pie
All American Pie
Aunt Laura’s Pecan Pie version 2.0
Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Double Crust French Apple Pie
Grandma Allie’s Apple Pie
Raspberry Cream Cheese Pie
Apple of My Pie
Großmutters Plum Streussel Pie
Blackberry Streusel Pie
Hundreds of tasters came out to One Loudoun to watch the event and taste the pies! The 3 (very happy and full) judges were Gary Clemens, Tony Howard and Gayle King, we were happy to have them apart of the event.
And a Special Congratulations to our 1st place winner: Kimberly Cawi, for her award winning Blackberry Streusel Pie! (pictured above)
A big thank you to all that participated! EatLoCo, alongside co-sponsor One Loudoun, is excited and looking forward to next year’s 2nd annual bake-off.