Small Farms and Rural Enterprises Reinvigorate Local Wheat and Grain Production in Loudoun County
What does a plate of pasta have to do with preserving local, sustainable farms in Loudoun County? Probably a lot more than you think.
Believe it or not, in the mid to late 1800s there was a lot of wheat grown and milled in our area. At that time, Virginia was one of the top wheat-producing states in the nation and Loudoun County was one of Virginia's top wheat-producing counties. At one point, there were over 140 active grain mills in Loudoun and Faquier Counties. Wheat from small farms was a major part of the local economy.
Today it is a different story... read the article here.
Wander Magazine, Keeping it Local, page 27.
(photo by Jennifer Silverleaf for Wander magazine)