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A new Culpeper County-based e-commerce business, Lakota Fresh Foods, recently announced that it has successfully launched, providing an online platform to consumers interested in authentic italian & american food purchasing locally grown food from homegrown farmers. All our food is HOMEMADE and prepared with the freshest ingredients and cooked to order! In late 2017, Matt Coyle and the Engh family partnered to bring Lakota Fresh Foods to life. VOTED Lakota Fresh Foods is based in Culpeper County, Best BBQ in Culpeper... but serves customers throughout Northern VirCome experience the difference! ginia in Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Prince Wil540.317.5718 liam Counties and the City of Alexandria. Chef Tony 129 E. Culpeper Street at The Stable, behind the Culpeper Post Office Coyle, 27, was born on a cow farm in NorthCatering Available ern Ireland, moving to the United States when he & Private Parties was three years-old. He grew up in a rural-suburban area in Connecticut and had his entry into Make your reservations now! the world of e-commerce as a high school student, building websites for his father’s construction business and other local companies. After several years travelling and attending MADISON INN RESTAURANT school at George Mason University, he decided to HOURS: Mon. Closed | Tues.-Thur. 11am–8pm | get back to his farm country roots, purchasing a F-Sat. 11am–9pm | Sun. 11am–3pm COFFEE & SwEET SHOPPE NOw OPEN: small farmhouse and barn in Culpeper, Virginia. COFFEE & SWEET SHOPPE OPEN: Gourmet Coffee/Teas, Homemade Cakes,NOW Old Fashion Candy, To help make ends meet, Coyle began working and coming Homemade soon Hershey’s Ice Cream! Gourmet Coffee/Teas, Cakes, Old Fashion Candy, on a local farm, Lakota Ranch, and in doing so Coffee&Shop Winter Hours: Tues. - Sat.ICE 8amCREAM! - 3pm, closed Mon. & Sun. NOW SERVING HERSHEY’S 12 Flavors! he sought out a helpful solution that could help 217 N Main St., Madison, VA •- Sat. 540.948.5095 Coffee Shop Winter Hours: Tues. 8AM - 3 PM, local farmers sell their top-notch products to local CLOSED Mon. & Sun. folks who are increasingly turning to e-commerce while looking to buy the freshest local produce 217 N. Main Street, Madison, VA that’s available to them. (540) 948.5095 “The Culpeper-farming community is the life-

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blood of the local economy,” said Coyle. “More importantly, the industry brings the whole town and surrounding area together as a family. That’s why I’m hopeful that this e-commerce site takes off, because the people of Culpeper and the hardworking family owned farmers and ranchers in the area deserve to grow, thrive, and to be happy and healthy – for generations to come. With Lakota Foods, we’ll hopefully be the catalyst for a groundswell of positive economic activity, job creation, and prosperity right here in Culpeper. And, I couldn’t be more honored and proud to partner with the Engh Family on this exciting new venture.” Farming in Northern Virginia since the 1950's, the Engh family moved from Effingham plantation in Nokesville, Virginia to Lakota Ranch on the edge of Culpeper County in Remington, Virginia in 1990. With the family history rich in agriculture and livestock production, the Engh’s have long been recognized for the gourmet quality grass-fed beef produced by their Devon cattle and for the quality of the cattle themselves. “My family has been proud to be a part of Culpeper and the local farming community for a half-century,” said Jerry Engh. “We love it here. We know that the future of food is local. And, we know a significant part of the future of commerce is e-commerce. For the well-being of folks in Culpeper and beyond, we’re proud to be able to work with our local community to provide folks with local, great-tasting, healthy food options that with the new Lakota Fresh Foods site are just one-click away.” The online grocery market is heating up with sales expected to increase from around $71 billion last year to $177 billion by the year 2022, according to Cowen & Co. In seeking out an e-commerce platform provider to partner with, Coyle said that choosing Lulus Local Food was a “no-brainer.” A software solution for operating online farmers markets and food hubs, Lulus progressive program is designed to serve as an online tool for establishing a local market food system. Lulus is building local markets and establishing small food hubs in communities throughout Virginia and Montana and neighborhoods in-between, according to the company’s website.

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