Did you know that Locke Store can be your “one stop shop”? We offer a wide variety of local, regional & sustainable products, including dairy, meats, fish, produce, honey and wine. We give you the opportunity to support your neighbors in agricultural production, while providing you with the best quality foods. Our house made “scratch” products, including compound butters, salad dressings, frozen cookie dough, ready-bake biscuits, granola, spiced nuts, chutney, and pate are ever popular ‘grab and go’ items that make it easy to add something special to your next meal.
Check out the links to many of our producers below, and take advantage of the convenience of gathering all of the ingredients for your larder or your next meal here at Locke Store.
We’ve got what you need to go green!
TRICKLING SPRINGS CREAMERY
Trickling Springs Creamery buys their milk from local, family farms that take the best care of their animals and land. These farmers take pride in their product and take a special interest in the welfare of the grass-fed cows on their family farms by using organic and holistic practices. Their happy cows get all the sunshine and free grass they want during growing season and are not pushed in growth or production by synthetic hormones. They maintain a personal relationship with their farmers and focus on providing you the best available product. Unlike many commercial dairies, Trickling Springs Creamery processes their milk using a low-temp pasteurization method that allows the milk’s natural proteins and enzymes to live, giving you healthier products. http://www.tricklingspringscreamery.com/
BEST OF LUCK
Introducing Best-of-Luck’s delicious, elegant, clearly-no-nonsense “Chocolate & . . .” line of confections. Dark Chocolate & Cranberries was honored as the overall Best New Product at the Virginia 2006 Expo. Everyone loves their choices: Dark Chocolate & Toffee , Dark Chocolate & Peppermint , Dark Chocolate, Espresso & Hazelnuts , Milk Chocolate, Honey & Cashews , White Chocolate, Lemon Zest & Cherries. http://www.send-best-of-luck.com/
RISE UP COFFEE ROASTERS
Rise Up Coffee has been an independent small-batch coffee roaster and retailer since March 2005. Rise Up originated from an explosive combination of ambition and circumstance. What started in a parking lot in a town with a population of 1,029 has evolved into five high-volume cafe locations, a very active online store and many new exciting wholesale relationships.
In 2012, with an intention to engage and captivate, Rise Up opened a coffee roastery in Easton, MD. In a former gas station built in the 1920’s, the artfully renovated space was designed to show off the world of coffee, from crop to cup. The diversity of coffee cultures and complexity of taste are on display daily.
Rise Up is dedicated to only roasting sustainable coffees Certified Organic + Certified Fair Trade. This decision isn’t based on buzz-words or marketing, it’s literally rooted in our love for our farmers and their families. http://riseupcoffee.com
BACK CREEK FARM MAPLE SYRUP
Making maple syrup has always been a way of life on Back Creek. Proprietor Pat Lowry remembers when he was young, a layer of steam filled the valley as each farm along the creek made enough syrup for themselves, and just a little extra to sell. Now, theirs is the only working sugar house left on Back Creek.
Pat started helping his father make maple syrup when he was 8 years old, and it was always his favorite time of the year. While they do use some “modern” pumps, tubing and an evaporator, they also use buckets and the original open pan that belonged to Pat’s great-grandmother — whose legacy of hard work and dedication is the inspiration for preserving the unmistakably rich, smokey flavor of syrup made over wood fires.
Their syrup is called “Back Creek Farms” because they gather sugar water (also known as “sap”) from trees on several of the old farms along the creek. These farms have been producing maple syrup since the 1700’s and Pat hopes to continue the tradition for years to come. http://www.backcreekfarms.com
OVER THE GRASS FARM
Over The Grass Farm has 400+ rolling acres, more than half is used for pasture for cattle, sheep, and horses. Pastures are set up in a New Zealand style rotational grazing system with animals being moved around through a series of small paddocks throughout the grazing season. Their vegetable production happens in several unheated hoop houses, or high tunnels. Seedlings are started in our greenhouse. They have just under an acre of outside garden space that grows all of the produce during the regular season. They also have a small orchard of about 20 fruit trees. http://www.overthegrassfarm.net/
FIELDS OF ATHENRY
Animals are raised on Fields of Athenry’s farm here in Purcellville and on specially selected partner farms – are bred first and foremost for their mothering capabilities, hardiness and their ability to thrive in a natural pasture environment. They also focus on breeds that produce a high-quality meat, not necessarily the latest “fad” in animal breeds, heritage breeds or otherwise. Fields of Athenry is about the best quality in clean meat. At Fields of Athenry there is no artificial insemination, no extended daylight hours, and no hormone injections; Everything goes by the stars and the moon and an animal’s natural breeding cycles. The mother’s natural instincts produce the healthy chick, piglet, calf or lamb, and human interference is kept to an absolute minimum. http://fieldsofathenryfarm.com/
Matt and Ruth Szechenyi started farming in 2005. Blessed with the use of the family farm and the love of gardening they began living their dream of producing the very best in locally grown foods. It all started with a temporary brooder, full of laying hens, housed in none other than their guest room. Next they added pigs and broiler chickens along with some turkeys. In 2008, grass-fed beef was started, along with the arrival of their son, Andrew. 2009 brought about a wonderful cow share program. Today, they strive to continue to learn from the land, animals and friends of the farm as well as neighboring farms. Briars Farmstead sells to several local restaurants and shops in addition to selling straight from the farm, in their little farm shop. http://www.briarsfarmstead.com/