I recently took a day trip to Lovettsville, Virginia to a boutique shop and farmer’s market. Located less than an hour from DC, I took the drive out route 7 to Leesburg, then headed north on I-15 (towards Frederick).
As I headed north on I-15 out of Leesburg, I entered into “farm” country, passing horse farms and several vineyards. Enjoying views of the blue ridge mountains along the way, I stopped first at the Old Luckett’s Store, a 138 year old restored general store and family home which, according to Luckett’s website, was:
“Built in 1879 by the Luckett family, [and] restored and brought back to life in 1996 by owner Suzanne Eblen, her husband Pat, and countless friends and workmen. The shop now is home to 35+ dealers who specialize in antiques, vintage finds, and just plain cool stuff!
In addition to the store, Luckett’s is home to The Design House, which is a monthly interior design showcase where everything is for sale. According to Luckett’s they “bring together the best creative minds and the latest finds in a truly inspiring way. Come see well-designed spaces that incorporate the old and new in unexpected ways. You’ll find unique pieces that will pull together that unfinished room in your house. The Design House is entirely redecorated for each monthly event . . . “ The next design house is on September 1-4, 2017. For more information about Luckett’s Store and The Design House, check out LuckettStore.com
Next I headed to Farmer John’s market. According to the market’s website, the produce comes from the farm of the Whitmore family which has farmed the land since 1834. In fact, the land is currently farmed by the 4th and 5th generation of Whitmores. The family calls the farm their “lifeblood and our heritage” and states:
“Our gardens supply farm fresh produce for many local restaurants, grocers’ and thousands of families throughout the Washington DC area. Each of our many gardens is larger then a football field. We take pride in growing the freshest produce in the area.
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Not only do we have the largest farm fresh gardens in the area we also raise cattle, grow corn and various other farm products.
After chatting with a few of the friendly farmers selling the produce, I bought some of the items for which they are best known: tomatoes, corn, and summer peaches!
For more information and directions, check out Farmer John’s website: http://www.farmerjohnsleesburg.com
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Luckett’s and Farmer John’s market and am sure you will too. If you go, send me an email or post on social media and let me know how you enjoyed your trip and if you had any good “finds” at Luckett’s.”