Blue Ridge Sprouts: Nourish - Savor - Learn
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A Food Festival for Adults, Teens, and Tweens!

Saturday, November 6th, 2021  (11:30 am – 5 pm)
West Oaks Farm Market – Winchester, VA

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More than just a food festival, Blue Ridge Sprouts embraces the power of food to enrich a community. Come out and celebrate Shenandoah agriculture heritage, “real food” and a celebration of our robust lifestyle!

Learn More About Our Demonstrations & Workshops!

Unlock the Secret of Putting Together a “WOW” Menu

Faced with another boring dinner, let our regionally renowned Taste of Blue Ridge Top chefs share their secrets on how to kick it up a notch!

Container & Raised Bed Gardening

Sustainability Matters’ favorite English gardener, Paula Brownlee, gives you the basics of growing your own food in small spaces (even when you don’t have a garden at all!). Start planning now and be ready for spring. – Sustainability Matters

Edible Landscapes

Join Sustainability Matters’ Executive Director, Sari Carp, to learn how to incorporate stunning edibles into your landscape design, making your yard more beautiful, more eco-friendly, and more fun. – Sustainability Matters

For Adults

Mixology

Lilah Restaurant’s mixologist Ashley Pryor specializes in crafting signature cocktails that incorporate savory, sweet, and herbaceous  and floral flavors.

The demonstration will show attendees how to create amazing and unique cocktails such as Citrus and Herb Martini, Creole Pepper Martini and Margarita, Country Roads Honeysuckle Cocktail using Rosemary and Local Honey, Peach and Basil Julep, Lavender Chiffon Martini with lavender simple syrup, and Shepherds Martini using Elderflower and lemon.

The Art of Grafting

Discover how new varieties of fruit are made. It’s actually simpler than you might think! – Presented by Mackintosh Fruit Farm

Butcher for a Day

Learn about the various cuts of beef and pork and how to cook them!  – Presented by Jared Burner of Burner’s Beef of Luray, VA

Knife Skills

Discover Two levels – Kids and Adults

Hive House Bees

More info to come!

Battlefield Half Marathon

More than just an adult race – check out the kids’ races too!

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About West Oaks Farm Market

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Experience 10th Generation Farming at it’s best in historic Winchester, VA!

West Oaks Farm Market offers acres of fruit trees including apples, peaches, cherries, plums, & nectarines. We also have fields of vegetables including sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, & a WHOLE lot more! The great crops grow to peak ripeness, then will be harvested, packed, and delivered straight to you!

Plan your weekend around this great destination

Taste of Blue Ridge has a line up of award-winning hotel and resort partners here in the Shenandoah Valley. Many partners are offering packages as well as shuttles to the event. Itinerary ideas are listed for each lodging location so you can plan a weekend around this Root to Table Family Food Festival. Winchester, VA is just over an hour from Dulles International Airport and an hour from Washington DC.

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