Partners & Supporters
The key to a strong organization is developing relationships with local businesses and organizations that make a real difference in the work we do. Corporate donors, local sponsors and partners who help to provide funding, guidance, and support. We want to express our deep gratitude to the following partners and supporters who help make our programs possible.
Temple Hall Farm
If it weren't for Ben and the folks at Temple Hall Farm, Legacy Farms would not be where we are today. We owe them so much for their donation of land, the guidance and support they have given us, and most of all, their patience in supporting a new nonprofit still learning the ways of the world.
In 2015, Temple Hall Farm donated a piece of land we call home today. It is situated to the left of the main meeting building, and is the natural home of Temple Hall's free-range peacocks who enjoy the farm along with us, nesting, raising their young, and sometimes getting into our crops! Temple Hall has allowed us to build a greenhouse, expand our offerings for Spring, Summer, and Fall programs, and much more.
This Summer, Lightfoot Restaurant is serving up Legacy Farms' bounty in creative weekly dishes! Partnering with local businesses and having weekly harvest and delivery responsibilities means our program participants have real-world deliverables and an opportunity to represent the organization out in the local community. "Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Leesburg in Loudoun County, Lightfoot stands at the intersection of the past and present. Lightfoot offers enchanting lunches and extraordinary dinners, as well as distinctive banquets and intimate private events. All meals are prepared by our multi-talented staff with an obsessive attention to taste and detail."
Lansdowne Resort & Spa
Lansdowne Resort has partnered with us to establish a kitchen herb garden on their grounds and to offer Summer classes on herb gardening to their guests (along with delicious snacks and drinks designed by their chefs using our herbs).
Additionally, they support our efforts through Coton & Rye's "Support a Cause" fundraising happy hours for local non-profits. We partner with them to hold casual seasonal fundraisers. Lansdowne Resort and Spa donates 20% of all sales from 3:00pm–10:00pm at Coton & Rye.
Fabbioli Cellars & New Ag School
Fabbioli Cellars and The New Ag School, both founded by Doug Fabbioli, provide support for our program through gardening advice and partnerships with students in their New Ag program. They help us keep our garden growing so that we can balance farming needs with program development and instruction. They are exciting additions to our team and share a common belief in the power of hands-on learning.
Stop by Fabbioli Cellars for a wine-tasting, and check out New Ag School!
Loudounberry Farm Garden
Loudounberry has supported our growth for two seasons now, by offering plant and herb starts that give our participants the opportunity to put plants in the soil and watch them flourish and grow for harvest in Summer! They have become a wonderful partner to our program, and we encourage you to support them in return by stopping by their location on Route 15 near Lucketts for plants, flowers, fresh-baked pies, preserves and other local goods!
100 Women Strong
100WomenStrong is an organization founded in 2008 by people who have made a commitment to improve the quality of life for residents of Loudoun County, Virginia. In 2016, they donated the money for us to build our first greenhouse, and it has changed our entire organization. We can now offer programs in the early spring, grow our own seedlings, and grow flowers and produce for local businesses for donations.
Blossom & Bloom
Blossom and Bloom Thrift Shop is a non-profit, all volunteer Loudoun County thrift shop. All proceeds benefit local adults and children with disabilities through organizations such as ECHO, The Arc of Loudoun, A Place To Be, Paxton Campus, VSA Loudoun County, and Legacy Farms!
The Awesome Foundation: NoVa Chapter
The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time.
Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly.
These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter's "trustees" and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.
The Paxton Campus
Since we started, the team at Paxton has been a longstanding friend to the farm and we have partnered together on multiple projects, including installing a garden for their STEP-Up Program. Paxton Campus is a full-service organization with multiple programs and services that together provide an integrated and innovative environment for people with disabilities from childhood through adulthood.
Programs on the campus include The Aurora School; Open Door Learning Center preschool; STEP Up Vocational Training program for adults (with Maggie’s Closet and Paxton Attraction as training facilities); and ALLY Advocacy Center (“A Life Like Yours”) Advocacy Center, all devoted to serving people with disabilities and their families, as well as helping children of all abilities thrive in our community.
A Farm Less Ordinary
Not only are Maya and Greg, owners and founders of A Farm Less Ordinary, considered a major "Friend to the Farm", they also offer several of our participants a place to work. They are a farm, a community, and a tribe and part of a movement to create employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. Located in Bluemont, Virginia, they provide CSA opportunities to the DC each year add more to their program. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the folks at AFLO.
Walsh Family Wine
Walsh Family Wine is focused on producing premium, vineyard-specific wines in Loudoun County, VA. We have been working with Legacy Farms since 2016, and our relationship has absolutely been as beneficial to us as it has been to the employees we have brought in to help work our vineyards. We look forward to a continued partnership in the future.
Each year, FedStar commits significant financial support and product donations to local school Autism programs, staying true to their objectives by helping to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
Their staff members devote hundreds of hours volunteering their time and talent to strengthening and enriching their communities. Rob, from FedStar, helped Legacy Farms by planning, organizing and framing the concrete foundation for our greenhouse at Temple Hall Farm.
Legacy Farms is still growing and recently enlisted the amazing folks at Loudoun Cares to aide in the development of our board governance.
Loudoun Cares' mission is to build and serve our Loudoun community through collaborative partnerships to meet the health and human service needs of our residents.
Lead2Succeed applies proven techniques to help individuals at all levels fulfill their leadership potential, secure resources to accomplish concrete goals, and determine the most effective paths to realize their success. Chuck Birdie has a heart of gold and has gone above and beyond for us here at the farm. From our inception, we have looked to him for guidance and recently hired him to complete our "Case for Support".