Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association, Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, VA 20176 Tel: 703-771-2170 www.visitloudoun.org     LCVA supports farmers and artisans in Loudoun County. 

Storey Books 210 MASS MOCA WAY, North Adams, MA 01247 Tel: 800-827-7444  www.storeybooks.com     Storey's mission is to publish practical information that encourages personal independence in harmony with the environment.  Their books include a wide range of how-to, including: cooking and preserving fresh and local foods, growing vegetables and fruits, making herbals and lotions, looking after your horses and other backyard animals.   Storey is distributed in the gift and book trade by Workman Publishing Company, Inc.    

The Slow Food Movement       Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic organization that supports a bio-diverse, sustainable food supply, local producers, heritage foods, and rediscovery of the pleasures of the table. 

Carlo Petrini founded Slow Food in 1986, in response to the opening of a McDonald’s in Rome’s historic Piazza di Spagna. Since then, Slow Food has spread from its Italian roots into an international movement with more than 80,000 members in 100 countries.

 

Slow Food USA works to promote the food traditions that are part of the cultural identity of this country. National programs include the Ark of Taste & Presidia dedicated to identifying and revitalizing food traditions that are at risk of extinction, and Slow Food in Schools, a garden-to-table program that educates children about the values of eating local, seasonal, and sustainable food.  Slow Food’s international project, Terra Madre, connects a network of 5000 small-scale and sustainable food producers from 130 countries -- including over 500 producers from the US -- united by a common goal of global sustainability in food. 

Slow Food USA www.slowfoodusa.org    

 


Glenfiddich Farm Pottery

Enjoy this is a small example of the hand-crafted, salt-fired pottery created at Glenfiddich Farm. To view more examples visit www.glenfarmpottery.com

The Glenfiddich Farm Pottery is located in a converted 175-year-old former dairy barn on Catoctin Mountain, 10 minutes west of historic Leesburg in Northern Virginia. This area of Loudoun County - just 20 minutes from Dulles Airport and 50 minutes from Washington DC - is home to horse and llama farms, wineries, orchards, herb and organic vegetable and fruit farms, antique shops galore, and a range of fine restaurants.   

Owner Richard Busch is also an award-winning editor, writer and photographer, past editor of National Geographic Traveler magazine, and of US Airways inflight magazine. With 30-plus years in the field of journalism, including 12 years on the editorial staffs of LIFE, and Popular Photography, he continues to contribute in the areas of domestic and foreign travel to several national and regional publications.


In 2010, Richard constructed a dark room in his studio so that he could get back to a life-long love of printing (his) black-and-white photographs.  When the The Cooley Gallery, Leesburg, opened in December 2010, Richard was invited to sell both pottery and black-and-white photographs. The photographs include Sixties and Seventies events and also a number of famous rock stars including Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and others.
The Cooley Gallery is owned by Chris Cooley, Redskins tight-end #47, and is located on South King Street in downtown Leesburg. Chris and Richard have been firing pottery together since 2009.  Chris's pottery (wood-fired and raku) is also for sale in the Gallery, along with his paintings and #47 memorabilia.