The mission of LVHMC is to promote local, sustainable and organic agriculture, increase economic opportunities for farmers and small food businesses, to offer experiential learning about and access to healthy local foods, and to build a vibrant gathering place for residents and visitors.The Leesburg Farmers Market was founded in 1994. Due to its popularity and loyal following, the market became year-round in October 2006. Today, we host 5 additional, seasonal markets at locations throughout Loudoun County. On market days faithful shoppers attend the market because it connects them with their food sources.To sell at our “producer-only” markets, vendors must grow, raise, or make from scratch, ALL products they offer to you. In addition, our member vendors must produce those goods within a 125-mile radius of the market. That means the season for each fruit and vegetable is longer.
Our 7 month medicinal herb CSA provides members with high quality herbs and herbal education. Each month members receive 3 different varieties of medicinal herbs, one herbal tea blend, one herbal product and an educational newsletter going over each herb, their qualities and how they can be used, plus one medicine making technique. By the end of the 7 month period members will have built up their own home herbal apothecary and have working knowledge of 21 varieties of herbs.