Capital Food and Drink
Sharing the people and recipes behind the best local food and drink in the greater Washington, D.C. region.
What? Yeah, we meant that. Did you know people actually make your food? It's true. Real people plant, cultivate, harvest, raise, forage, prepare and sell what you eat and drink. And we think that they're as worth talking about as the food itself.
Some of the best and most skilled food, drink and local food business lovers that we know can be found in Loudoun County, Virginia, tucked between the nation's capital and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
Our forthcoming cookbook will be filled with stories, recipes, and wisdom from the people that fill our plates, glasses and bellies; they are the farmers, restauranteurs, chefs, wine, beer and spirits makers that call and make Loudoun home.
Take one beautiful (sure, we're biased), historical, rural county that's played a role in not just a state's agricultural system, but also the entire country's since its founding in the 1750s.
True fact: Loudoun farms supported George Washington's armies during the American Revolution.
Add in the food growers, raisers, makers and sellers looking to make a difference in food and drink not just for themselves, but also for their community by supporting one another.
Did we mention that some of these food-lovers have long histories with the area (such as a 9th generation Quaker living in the same home her great-great-great grandparents did?). Others include recently transplanted Millennials who moved to use their hands to shape where their family's and their community's food comes from for many generations to come.
Out of the oven comes a carefully-cultivated cookbook that is as delicious to look at as it is to read; you'll gain a better understanding of the western Loudoun County culinary scene, of where food comes from and get some fabulous recipes to boot.
Some of the businesses we'll feature include:
Patowmack Restaurant and Farm, one of the first if not the first organic farm in Virginia.
Oakland Green Farm and Bed & Breakfast, a black Angus beef farm on historic land, deeded from Lord Fairfax himself.
Faith Like a Mustard Seed, a farm raising heritage-breeds of pork, chicken and beef.
Salamander Resort and Spa, a respite for both locals and visitors in fox-country testing the culinary waters.
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