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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.
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!
Long Stone Farm was established in 2012 and is located in Lovettsville, Virginia at the foothills of Short Hill Mountain. We are a pasture-based operation producing pastured pork, beef and chicken and duck eggs. We manage about 130 acres of land in Loudoun County and focus on soil health and forage production. Rotational grazing, multi-species grazing, pasture management and long-term sustainability are all areas of high importance.
We sell individually packaged cuts of meats, eggs and salamis at our onsite self-serve farm stand. We offer pork and beef shares and also have relationships with several local stores and many farm-to-fork restaurants in the Northern Virginia/DC area. Our beef and pork products are processed at a USDA-certified inspected facility and all meat is packaged and flash frozen to preserve the high quality and rich flavor of our products
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.
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.
Virginia peanuts are known for their large size and crunchy texture. Feridies peanuts are cooked in pure peanut oil to ensure their healthful qualities and to maintain the peanut flavor. Originally known as The Peanut Patch, the company became nationally recognized for its Virginia peanuts as a finalist in the 1992 International Fancy Food and Confection Show in the categories of "snack foods" and "classic." Over the years, their super extra large gourmet Virginia type peanuts have become increasingly popular and have won several International Specialty Food Awards.
In 2005, the company was re-branded, and Feridies was developed, which comprises a piece of each of founding family member's last names (Alice & Paul ShafFER, Judy & Bob RIDdick, Jane & Ted FrIES).
When owners Clare and Nevill Turner moved to Virginia from their native England, they discovered that the American South had a rich tradition of chutney making. An interesting thing about chutney is how its ingredients and applications reflect the local region. For instance, in India they use tamarind chutneys with curry, the English love Major Grey’s chutney with Ploughman’s lunch, Caribbean cuisine serves mango chutney on fish, New England loves cranberries and maybe Laplanders enjoy cloudberry chutney on reindeer! However, here in Virginia, the traditional chutneys are peach, apple, and green tomatoes often served with cheese biscuits, ham sandwiches, cold chicken and roast pork.
Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, Chapel Hill Farm is a registered VA State and National Historic Landmark. The farm is dedicated to conservation, with hundreds of acres set aside for wildlife rehabilitation in order to restore indigenous grasses, insects, birdlife, and animals to the Virginia countryside.
The Randall Lineback, the world’s rarest cattle, live much as they would have centuries ago, slowly grazing on pastureland and drinking fresh water from the underground limestone spring. Developed hundreds of years before factory farming, concentrated feedlots, and highly-marbleized, standardized beef cattle, the Randall Lineback has survived unchanged since the 1700s. The combination of exceptional genetics, historic land, and traditional farming practices creates an absolutely unique product: Chapel Hill Farm Randall Lineback.
Cordial Coffee Company is a roastery and cafe in Berryville dedicated to serving specialty coffee to the northern Shenandoah Valley. Owners Brandon and Kaitlyn Belland are Virginia natives with a passion for coffee and a love for small town community. They currently have Direct-Trade relationships in Colombia, Peru, El Salvador, and Honduras, and purchase additional beans from importers working in top coffee-growing regions.
Cordial typically offers a variety of beans such as Ethiopian, Kenyan, Tanzania, India, Guatemalan, Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, Brazil, and Colombia.
Tim Gearhart began his journey to chocolatier by wandering the world through its kitchens. He toured the Far East as a Marine Corps cook, trained in pastry at the Culinary Institute of America, and then honed his craft everywhere from an English castle to a Western dude ranch. Inspired by his travels and eager to craft chocolates that reflected them, he returned home to Virginia to set up shop amid Charlottesville’s emerging food scene.
Nearly 15 years in, Gearharts remains committed to the purity of their flavors and the integrity of their nationally recognized products. They comb the globe for the very best it has to offer, and craft their world-class chocolates in the heart of Virginia.
Trickling Springs Creamery buys their milk from local, family farms that 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.