Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows

PEC’s Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows:

Connecting area residents to Loudoun’s vital agricultural history while providing locally-grown fruits and vegetables for its food insecure population today.


Loudoun County is one of the wealthiest and most rapidly developing jurisdictions in our country. However, more than 14,000 Loudoun community members—half of them children—are food insecure.

The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows launched in early 2019. In its first season, the farm produced almost 5,000 pounds of fresh fruits and veggies including potatoes, tomatoes, squash, and melons. In 2020, with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, food pantries saw need triple almost overnight. In response, we pushed our expansion plans ahead of schedule and tripled our production. Throughout our 2020 season, we welcomed 468 volunteers who donated over 1100 hours of their time to the farm, while following CDC and health department guidelines. Our volunteers harvested more than 25,000 pounds of fresh produce for donation to Loudoun Hunger Relief.


Visit and Volunteer

There are several management areas within the 140-acre Roundabout Meadows property owned by PEC. The Community Farm is located on the approximately 40 acres within the triangle created by the traffic circles at Howsers Branch Road, Route 15 and Route 50. The address is 39990 Howsers Branch Dr. Aldie, VA 20105. If the gate is open, you’re welcome to stop in!

Our 2021 volunteer season kicks off in late March / early April.

Learn about volunteer opportunities on the farm>>

community farm location

Have questions?
Contact Farm Manager Dana Melby at dmelby@pecva.org or 540-347-2334 x.7068.


Community Farm Blogroll:

farmer Dana waters seedlings

Spring Update from the Community Farm

Our third season at the Community Farm is underway! Dana and Pete have already planted more than 12,000 seedlings in the greenhouse and are hard at work preparing the outdoor beds. All of the produce grown at the farm will be donated to Loudoun Hunger Relief. There will be many ...
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Video: Wrapping up 2020 at the Community Farm

We had an incredible 2020 season at the Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows! Thanks to the tireless work of over 470 volunteers, we donated more than 25,000 pounds of fresh, locally grown produce to our partners at Loudoun Hunger Relief! What was expected to be a slow and steady increase ...
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community farm volunteers packing eggplant

Farm to Food Pantry Initiatives During the Pandemic

Since March, with the help of partners and supporters, The Piedmont Environmental Council has provided 25,000 pounds of vegetables, 25,000 gallons of milk, and more than 11,000 pounds of local beef and pork to the food-insecure in our nine-county region of the northern Piedmont. That’s more than 50,000 pounds of ...
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Community farm volunteer Jaiden

Summer on the Farm

PEC's Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows welcomed volunteers of all ages back out to the farm in a socially distant manner, beginning in June, with over 300 people helping out so far! As of early September, we have surpassed our goal and donated more than 22,000 pounds of fresh produce ...
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Video Updates from the Community Farm

Dana Melby and Pete Walton working on at the Community Farm. Photo by Marco Sanchez Check out the latest video updates from Dana and Pete at PEC's Community Farm! Supporting those in need in our community is more important than ever. Everything grown at the farm is donated to Loudoun ...
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Spring at Roundabout Meadows

A lot is going on, at and around our 141-acre Roundabout Meadows property at Gilberts Corner in Loudoun County. We’ve got a new trail opening, the second season for the Community Farm and news to share about the market property at the northeast corner! New Trail Opening We are excited ...
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Year One on the Farm

Year One on the Farm

Aerial view of PEC's Community Farm. Photo by Hugh Kenny Loudoun County is one of the most affluent counties in the nation and simultaneously home to some 14,000 people without reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. It is consistently one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation, and yet over ...
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Let There Be Fruits and Veggies

Let There Be Fruits and Veggies

PEC’s new Community Farm manager, Dana Melby, is preparing for Roundabout Meadow’s first growing season. Photo by Marco Sanchez The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows was founded with two ideas in mind: to connect residents to Loudoun’s vital agricultural economy and to provide locally grown fruits and ...
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volunteers at the farm

Volunteer Opportunities at the Community Farm

Volunteers Xaviera Hessifer, her daughter Chloe and her sister Carolina Herrera. Photo by Marco Sanchez. Interested in volunteering? Help us with planting and harvesting healthy food for Loudoun residents in need. On-site training will be provided. Previous experience is welcomed, but it is not required. Be prepared to work outside in ...
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community farm location

About the Community Farm

The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows launched in early 2019. In its first season, the farm produced almost 5,000 pounds of fresh fruits and veggies including potatoes, tomatoes, squash, and melons. In 2020, with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, food pantries saw need triple almost overnight ...
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Roundabout Meadows sign in front of a meadow

Growing Connections: The Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows

PEC’s habitat and stewardship specialist, Celia Vuocolo, at our Roundabout Meadows property, where a community farm is being planned. Photo by Marco Sanchez Food brings people together. But healthy food is sometimes hard to come by. Despite Loudoun County’s reputation as a wealthy community, a surprising number of children in ...
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Piedmont Environmental Council logo

This project is made possible through generous funding by Prince Charitable Trusts, the George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Foundation, 100WomenStrong, the Chichester duPont Foundation, The Luminescence Foundation, David Ford, George L. Ohrstrom, II, Jean Perin, and Viviane Warren, along with other individual contributions from numerous members of the local community.