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.
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!
I’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.
Ways to find Alicia:
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.
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