$60,000 Grant Awarded to LCM!

We are happy to announce that we have received a $60,000 grant from the Loudoun Economic Development Authority that was approved by a unanimous vote of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors this past Tuesday, September 20.  This is an amazing show of support for what our Co-op is bringing to our community–a community owned grocery cooperative focusing on locally grown produce, meats and other products.  Having a locally owned grocery store means that more money stays in our community through purchases from our local producers and vendors; providing more local employment; and catering to the interests and needs of our community. The LCM Board has worked tirelessly to make the case to our Board of Supervisors about the importance of the Co-op and benefits to western Loudoun County.  It is an exciting time as we continue moving forward to opening in Spring 2023.  Thank you to everyone who has supported us through your memberships and member loans!

Shown in photo from R to L:  Board Member Dennis Fuze; Finance Chair Caroline Ahern; LCM Chair John DeSaix; Vice Chair Julie Harner; Membership Committee member Sharyn Franck

Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  Sunday, May 15 at 2 P.M.

Please join the Lovettsville Co-op for the annual spring clean-up of our VDOT Adopt-A-Highway route along the Berlin Turnpike, from Purcell Rd to the Potomac River bridge.  Bags, vests, and gloves will be provided.  VDOT signage will be posted to alert drivers. Please meet at the empty lot next to the Bridge End gas station (just before the Potomac River) at 2pm. Since 2013, the Co-op has collected 269 bags of trash and recyclables along our adopted route.  Due to safety concerns, no volunteers under the age of 16 are permitted.  

Suggested dress: long pants, work shoes/boots, hats.

This is also a perfect opportunity for any high school students (age 16 and older) looking for community volunteer credits!

Once again, our thanks to Laura Lieberman who organized this years ago and continues to head up this worthwhile ongoing community activity!

Questions?  Contact us at info@lovettsville-grocery.com

ANNUAL MEETING

Our Annual Meeting was held via GoToMeeting on Thursday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.  Folks on our mailing list (members and non-members) received an invite link.

The agenda was:

  1. Introduction of the 2022 Board of Directors
  2. Membership status updates
  3. Update on Financials and the status of the Capital Campaign
  4. Introduction of our Interim General Manager
  5. Update on the design and status of our grocery store
  6. Presentation by Gary Large, developer of Lovettsville Town Commons
  7. Wrap up and questions

We know that the number one question is “When will we be opening our grocery store?”  With delays encountered by the developer and equipment supply chain challenges, we have to move the opening from the 4th quarter, 2022, to first quarter, 2023.  We discussed the factors in this decision and addressed questions at our meeting.

A video of the meeting will be included soon.

Lovettsville Cocoa Crawl!

We will be at our Lovettsville Town Commons site on Saturday, December 4 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  participating in the Town Cocoa Crawl event.  Visit our tent and enjoy a cup of gourmet French hot cocoa and, if you bring your dog, we have free homemade dog biscuits.  We will also serve free brownies and sweets.  Our giveaway goodies will be available until supplies run out, so don’t miss out.

 

November Member Charity Drive!

During the month of November 2021, we are donating 25% of each new Co-op membership to the non-profit, Rallye for Veterans!  This very worthwhile local organization provides direct financial assistance for medical care, mortgage or rent debt relief to veterans in need.  For more details on the organization, go to www.rallyeforvets.org

To become a Co-op member, it’s a simple click away  JOIN TODAY

 

Meet & Greets at 1836 Kitchen & Taproom!

Wednesday evenings into early December from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. we will be enjoying the ambiance and offerings of 1836 while we greet anyone interested in talking with us about Co-op membership and Phase 2 of our Capital Campaign.  Stop in and visit!

Our first meet and greet is Wednesday, October 27, 2021.  In recognition of Halloween, 1836 is offering seasonally special skull-iced drinks….Just sayin’….See you there.

 

Questions?  Campaign@lovettsville-grocery.com

Loudoun Fall Farm Tour

Share the buzz and visit with us on October 16 (Saturday) and 17 (Sunday) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the Loudoun Fall Farm Tour.  Potomac Point Apiary will have an observation bee hive and tell you all about the importance of bees as pollinators.  They will have honey for sale too.  We will have giveaway goodies while they last, kids activities, tour maps and a special present for folks becoming new Co-op members.  A local artist and printmaker has donated 3 original linocut prints to be given to the first 3 new Co-op members signing up this weekend during the tour.

Our mascot, Sweet Pea, will also be there to greet the kids and welcomes photo ops!

Our tent will be set up on the Lovettsville Town Commons site across from the Town Square.  See you there!

Questions?  Contact us via our Facebook page or email info@lovettsville-grocery.com

 

A Ground Breaking Event!

  JOIN US for our Ground Breaking Celebration and Fall Market at Lovettsville Town Commons (Formerly Lovettsville Square South-same location)

Saturday, October 9, from Noon to 3:00 p.m.  Get a sneak peak and walk through the site of our upcoming store.  Meet the Co-op Board, neighbors and future shoppers.  An outlined footprint of our grocery store will help guide you through each department representing local products.  Sample some giveaway goodies.  Stroll around our tents and enjoy prepared foods, bakery items, beverages, produce, meats and more on sale.  Products will be available for purchase from local Virginia and Maryland producers.

The team from Eco Developers will be staffing a table to answer questions people have about the development, including the sustainable practices and their building philosophy.  Did you know that we will be the anchor store and a demonstration project for eco-friendly features and sustainable practices?

Put your name in the hat to win a $100 Gift Certificate!  There will be 3 drawings throughout the event.

BE THERE ON THE SQUARE!!  See you Saturday…

Fall Flower Share Drawing!!

AND, CONGRATULATIONS to Jason Bober who won the gorgeous flower bouquets from Greenstone Fields.  He and his family will enjoy 4 weeks of fresh locally grown flowers to brighten their home.

 

10 New Members in 10 Week Days!  Not a member yet?  Here’s your special chance to do it now…and get your name in our drawing for a fabulous Fall Flower CSA donated by Barb Lamborne of Greenstone Fields.  Many of you may know of her renowned organic flower farm near Purcellville.  Just join between Monday, August 16 and Friday, August 27, 2021 by midnight and you will be eligible to receive a gorgeous bouquet of her flowers each week from September 11 – October 2, 2021.  We need a minimum of 10 new members for this random drawing.  Full details follow:

Contest is not associated with Instagram nor Facebook.

LCM must have at least 10 participants (new members) in order to conduct this drawing.

One name will be randomly drawn from new members joining from Monday, August 16, through Friday, August 27, 2021 midnight.

LCM must receive your full membership amount of $200 either online or receive your mailed form with check or cash within the specified contest dates.  Postmarks do not count as received.

Participants must be 18 years or older.

Winner must be able to pick up their 4-week flower share each week from Greenstone Fields, 38223 John Wolford Road, Purcellville, VA.  The Fall flower share (CSA) begins on September 11 and ends on October 2, 2021.  Pick up is each Saturday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Winner will be notified by email.

Winner agrees to have their name and photo published on our social media platforms.

It’s EASY TO JOIN!  https://lovettsville-grocery.com/join-us

If questions about this contest, please contact us at info@lovettsville-grocery.com

PORK SHARES GIVEAWAY DRAWING!

AND, CONGRATULATIONS to Richard Stillman and Janet Beaudoin, our new members and their spouses who will be enjoying many wonderful dinners and cookouts with their winnings!

 

PORK SHARE GIVEAWAYS generously donated by Long Stone Farm!!  CONTEST EXTENDED to July 16!!  All new members joining the Co-op from June 1 – July 16, 2021 are eligible for the drawing.  We will randomly select TWO names; but, we need at least 20 participants to do this fabulous giveaway.  Winners must be able to pick up their pork in or near Lovettsville.  Packaged meat for each 1/4 share will be available in early August and winners will be provided more details at that time.  Each quarter share is worth about $350!!  And just look at some of the cuts included in a 1/4 share:  8-1″ bone-in pork chops; 3-boneless shoulder roasts; 2 packages of smoked bacon; 1 package of St. Louis ribs; 3 packages of unseasoned ground pork; 7 packages of breakfast sausages and more!!

Details and eligibility requirements:

Contest is not associated with Instagram nor Facebook.

LCM must have at least 20 participants in order to conduct this drawing.

Two names will be randomly drawn from new members signing up between June 1 – July 16, 2021.   We will keep contest going until we get to a total of 20 new members since announcing the giveaway!

LCM must receive your full membership amount of $200 either online or receive your mailed form with check or cash within the specified contest dates of June 1 – July 16, 2021.  Postmarks do not count as received.

Participants must be 18 years or older.

Winners must be able to personally pick up their winnings at designated site in or near Lovettsville, Virginia.  Specific location is TBD.

Winners will be notified via email.

Winners agree to have their names and photos published on our social media platforms.

IT’s EASY TO JOIN!  lovettsville-grocery.com/join-us

If questions about this contest, please contact us at info@lovettsville-grocery.com