New farmer’s market opens on Fauquier-Prince William border
Angelic Beef owner Doug Linton speaks to Gainesville resident Terri Awbrey at the new farmer's market on U.S. 29 just over the Fauquier border in Prince William County. Fauquier Times Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger
Already known for his Angelic Beef, Remington area cattle farmer Doug Linton is hoping residents of Fauquier and Prince William Counties will have another heavenly experience at a new farmer’s market open Friday afternoons on U.S. 29.
Located just north of the Fauquier border with Prince William County in the parking lot of Eden’s Natural Market & Greenhouse, the market features a wide variety of products including hormone-free, extra lean beef from Linton, wine from Loudoun Valley Vineyards, peanut-free cakes and pies from Cakes by Shelby, produce from Fossil Rock Farm in Strasburg and Tysons Farms in West Virginia, and baked goods from popular downtown Warrenton eatery Great Harvest Bread Company.
Tying it altogether is Taste of Local, a Dumfries-based company who cooks up Linton’s meat on the spot and serves it in biodegradable packaging.
“We don’t want to say there are no hormones [in your beef] but here’s a plastic bag that will be here forever,” Linton said.
The idea for the market, said Linton, was to bring a wide variety of local products to consumers without much, if any, repetition. And ideally, the owners will be there to promote their product instead of a teenaged employee who may not know much about the business, said Linton.
After just five weeks, the market is starting to see repeat customers. Eventually, Linton would like to see the market expand both in days and number of vendors.
The market is open year around from 3 to 7 p.m. every Friday.
“We were thinking Wednesdays and Saturdays, but we have to crawl before we can walk and see how it goes,” Linton said.
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