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Loudoun Valley grad launches Homegrown Foodie Truck

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After over a year of renovations, permit applications and planning, the Homegrown Foodie Truck has hit the roads around Loudoun.

Owned and operated by Loudoun Valley High School graduate Jared Shaw, his wife Abigail and their baby Naomi, the restaurant-on-wheels aims to make fresh, farm-to-table comfort foods with a twist.

Working with local farms, Jared Shaw says he creates a menu based on what is fresh from the farm that week. The menu “always has a grilled cheese special,” and he also enjoys making savory pies.

Recently, Shaw made a tomato basil pie using tomatoes from CEA Farms, which he said was a “big hit.”

“Literally everything in the pie was made with fresh ingredients,” Shaw said.

Other popular menu items have included chicken with wine – bone-in chicken thighs braised with bacon, baby bella mushrooms and pearl onions served on a bed of garlic cauliflower mash with a side of sauteed squash and zucchini; and steak taquitos with local corn – served with caramelized onions, sauteed peppers, cilantro-lime sour cream and a honey jalopeno drizzle.

The Shaw family lives in Purcellville. They returned home after Shaw served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He then went to culinary school, and they bought the 15-passenger bus in 2016.

“We did all of the renovations in the truck on our own,” Shaw said.

Shaw said he is excited to get their business started and hopes people will enjoy his locally sourced menu ideas.

“I have always had an interest in cooking and this is excellent timing. It all worked out,” he said.

The Homegrown Foodie has recently been on-site at Hillsboro's Friday Night Concert Series, as well as at 8 Chains North winery and other local venues. For more information and updates, visit http://www.Facebook.com/homegrownfoodie.


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Comments


John M., there is an app called DC Food Truck Fiesta that lists trucks and their locations.  The trucks have to report their location, but there are a large number that do.


It sounds like a place I’d like to eat at, but you didn’t mention price range.  Is it $$$, $$, or $?  Also, isn’t the statement that “everything in the pie was made with fresh ingredients”, a slight exaggeration, unless the flour used for pie dough was freshly ground from grain.


Is there a central place/website where all the local food truck operators can post their locations any given day? I love some of the food trucks I have tried but I don’t know how to find their locations and most of them do not update their website daily or even weekly.


It is great to see something like this going back into the community! I hope this succeeds!

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