Thanksgiving Challenge – Resources for buying local food in Virginia

Here is my game plan:

  1. 1 trip to a local farmers market to purchase all fruit, veggies and wine (all produced within 100 miles from my house)I will probably do my shopping a few days before Thanksgiving (Sunday looks like the best day).
  2. Order a local, heritage Turkey online and pick it up the day before Thanksgiving.
  3. Develop my menu after I shop

Resources I found online:

Fairfax County Farmers Markets: some are open through Thanksgiving and will have plenty of winter squash, all kinds of potatoes, apples, fresh cider, pumpkin, cheese, eggs, and if I am lucky – some leafy greens.

Buy Fresh Buy Local Virginia: Even though this really only covers “central” Virginia, it does extend to Loudoun County – where many of the producers are within the right distance from me.

Leesburg Winter Market (you can browse other markets in Loudoun County here as well): It looks like most of the shopping could be done in one place at this market – so this could be my choice. I will probably round up some friends/neighbors and carpool to Leesburg…

Local Harvest: My favorite source for finding and buying local foods. I will probably find and order my local heritage turkey from one of the farms listed on this site. Another great site for learning more about buying local and getting more involved

My next post will be after I order the Turkey – possibly with a menu depending on what else I find.

Let me know what you find!!

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  1. This is great! Lucky you to have so many great resources, including what sounds like an amazing farmers’ market.

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