A Food Festival for Adults, Teens, and Tweens!
Saturday, November 6th, 2021 11:30 am – 5 pm
West Oaks Farm Market – Winchester, VA
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!
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Activities – “Eating Stuff”
Scavenger Hunt: Take a trip around West Oaks to complete the Chick-fil-A Scavenger Hunt! During the Hunt you will learn how Chick-fil-A keeps health and nutrition top of mind when it comes to food preparation! – Presented by Chick-fil-A Pleasant Valley & Rutherfords Crossing
Lemon Squeeze: Presented by Chick-fil-A Pleasant Valley & Rutherfords Crossing
Cider Press: Watch Cider being pressed right in front of you and then purchase a quart to take home! – Presented by Mackintosh Fruit Farm
Nutritional Coach: Presented by Stacie Haaga
The Way of Beekeeping: Humans have been keeping bees and depending on them for thousands of years. Learn about the hidden world inside a beehive and it’s place in not only sustaining our lives but enriching them. – Presented by Hive House Apiaries and Bee Supply
Activities – “Growing Stuff”
“Underground Classroom”: Ever wonder what it looks like to live underground? Stop by the Underground Classroom and discover the world beneath your feet!
Animals & Farmer Equipment: Meet farmers raising beef, pork, and chicken and learn the ways they are making their product healthy. – Presented by Burner’s Beef.
Hayride around the Orchard: Take a ride around the orchard at West Oaks and learn from the farmer! – Presented by West Oaks Farm Market
All About Micro-greens: A micro-green/lettuce/pea could seeds at different stages of growth. Plant your own micro-greens to take home. Presented by a Farm Less Ordinary
Corn Maze: Can you find your way through the famous West Oaks Corn Maze? – Presented by West Oaks Farm Market
Composting and Worm Zoo: Learn all about how to start composting and then experience a worm zoo. Presented by Sustainability Matters
Food Artisans – From honey, preserves, pickling and to great sauces, and more.
Activities – “Doing Stuff”
Making a Fairy Garden: Presented By Massanutten Resort
Vintage Selfie Booth: Pick your attire and take a selfie! – Presented By Skyline Paintball / Clementine Vintage
Storytelling: Hear from our friends at Handley Regional Library as well as visiting guest authors.
Root to Table Career Discovery Match Game: Explore careers in culinary and agriculture industries. Can you match the job title to the description? Win prizes! Presented by F&M Bank
Be All You Can Be: Would your family be able to pass the Army Combat Fitness Test? Take and test your family’s physical skills with the U.S. Army! Geared towards all ages.
About West Oaks Farm Market
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.