Local Spotlight – Noshy

From the desk of: Amanda

Continuing on my quest to introduce to you some of the awesome vendors of the Leesburg Farmer’s Market, next up, I’d like you to meet Julie from Noshy.

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Like Alicia, who I wrote about in my previous post, Julie is just getting going with her business. She proudly informed me that she is now in week 16 of Noshy. And considering that when I went to take photos of her booth last week, she was completely SOLD OUT, I’d say she’s off to a rocking start!

She makes cookies. And who doesn’t like cookies?

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Noshy got its start when Julie left her previous career in search of something new and different. She spent some time in what she called her “pre-retirement” before her friends and family encouraged her to start making money doing what she loved the most … baking.

Aug 20 Market-9Her amazing Gingerbread Butterscotch cookie is the one that started it all (and currently MY personal fave, you can read my review of it on our Facebook page) when her fiancé insisted that she could make a killing selling them. It’s currently her best seller, though several of her other flavors are developing quite a following. There is a gentleman who makes a point to visit her every Wednesday evening for a couple bags of her Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies. I’ve had them, and I definitely can’t blame him. They ARE pretty awesome!

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One of the reasons Julie loves Noshy so much is because she likes knowing where her ingredients come from. She keeps it all local buy visiting various farmer’s markets in the area to pick up her supplies for the week. But her favorite part is seeing her customer’s reaction to her cookies. The look that comes across their face as they take their first bite is something she relishes.

Aug 20 Market-12Want to check out these amazing cookies for yourself? Here’s where you can find Julie:

Wednesdays, from 2:30-6:30 – Leesburg Farmer’s Market

The second half of the week, they’re at the East Meets West Yoga Studio

OR, you can order them online (an AWESOME thing for all of our out of area readers) here.

Other ways to connect with Julie: Get Noshy Facebook, TwitterInstagram

Stay tuned for more post about some of the other great vendor’s I’ve met. And remember … SPP is very proud to offer a 10% discount on any of our services to those who support any of the Loudoun Farmer’s Markets.

Want to get to know us a little better?  Facebookers can find us here, Tweeters can find us here, or if you’re a pinner, our boards are here. If you’re looking for more of ME, don’t be shy. you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. I can’t wait to connect with you!

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Local Spotlight – Greenheart Granola

From the desk of: Amanda

A couple weeks ago, I blogged about my visit to the Wednesday Farmer’s Market here in Leesburg. I met a bunch of awesome people, and I promised you I’d showcase some of their amazing businesses.

It started out as a community awareness, supporting other local businesses venture, but the more I chatted with everyone, the more intrigued I was by their stories.

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I’m going to kick off this series with Alicia Swanstrom, from Greenheart Granola. Alicia is a delightful young woman who has some incredibly exciting goals set for herself. She is working toward being able to open her own organic café, and I have no doubts that she will achieve her dreams very quickly. She’s always loved being in the kitchen and while at Northwestern, attending grad school, she found great joy in making granola for her friends. Inspired by various events (that you can read about here), she moved back to Northern Virginia to pursue her dreams of opening a café.

She’s been doing this for only a few short months, and is already working on expanding her line. Her granola is her signature item, and has recently added almond milk to her lineup. All of her items are very popular at the markets – by the time I got to chat with her, she only had a few bags of granola left, and she was completely sold out of almond milk!

Aug 13 MarketI’ll include links to her sites, so that you can read more about Alicia and the products she offers. I definitely suggest that you stop by her booth at the Farmer’s Market. Her product is awesome, and her personality is sure to bring a smile to your face.

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Ways to find Alicia:

On the web: her website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

In person: Wednesday afternoon, from 2:30-6:30– Leesburg Farmer’s Market

Saturday morning, from 7:00-12:00 – Charlottesville Farmer’s Market

Sunday morning, from 9:00-1:00pm – Cascade’s Sunday Market

Stay tuned for more post about some of the other great vendor’s I’ve met. And remember … SPP is very proud to offer a 10% discount on any of our services to those who support any of the Loudoun Farmer’s Markets.

Want to get to know us a little better?  Facebookers can find us here, Tweeters can find us here, or if you’re a pinner, our boards are here. If you’re looking for more of ME, don’t be shy. you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. I can’t wait to connect with you!