A Food Festival for Adults, Teens, and Tweens!
Saturday, November 6th 2021 (11:30 am – 5 pm)
West Oaks Farm Market – Winchester, VA
Love locally sourced food and looking for something to do with your tweens and teens?
Take them to a Blue Ridge Sprouts – a food festival covering VA, WV, and MD farms, chefs, food artisans, and more.
- Great for ages 8+
- Meet the locally sourced food community
- Experience fantastic fresh food from Top Chefs of the Region
- Activities, Contests, & Demonstrations throughout the day
- 100% Ticket Sales and Donations to benefit Virginia FFA Foundation, Sustainability Matters & A Farm Less Ordinary
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!
Introducing Our Celebrity Speakers for “Blue Ridge Sprouts”
Southern Seafood Boil – $18
Shrimp & Smoked Sausage, Corn on the Cob, Baby Bliss Potatoes, and Seasoned Chesapeake Butter
“Crush” Puppies – $12
Blue Crab & Shrimp Fritters – served with a Cajun Remoulade
Crispy Shenandoah Valley Fried Chicken – $10
Sweet Potato Waffle Fries, Harissa Aïoli & Black Garlic BBQ Sauce
Featured Chefs – 1st Annual Chef & Friends Food Competition
“Sprout to Finish”
Chef Kashif Browne
Chef Jan Van Haute
Chef Santosh Tiptur
Apple Baking Trivia Game: Parent/kids duos can test their knowledge – and baking skills – and walk away with a homemade apple dessert and prizes!
Sprouts to Finish – A Chef Competition Among Friends: Watch 3 chefs pair up with 3 young guests to compete for the best Vegetarian dish! Presented by Hillbrook Inn & Spa
Fall Fun with Virginia State Parks: “Ring” the pumpkins for prizes, play a fun game of corn hole, and learn about native animals to our Commonwealth!
Demonstrations and Workshops
All About Apples: Cider making and tree grafting for new fruit varieties.
Wow ‘em in the Kitchen: Learn some simple tricks from Chef Erik and Suzi Smith and impress your family and friends.
Here are just a few of the fun activities you’ll find at exhibitors booths:
- Nutritional Scavenger Hunt – Chick-Fil-A
- Make a Fairy Garden Terrarium – Massanutten Resort
- Plant a Take Home Microgreens Garden – A Farm Less Ordinary
- Corn Maze
Plus for the younger folks – the infamous West Oaks Tractor Moonbounce, Storytelling by Handley Library and visiting guest authors, and a Haywagon ride with Farmer John.
Taste of Blue Ridge Contributors for Blue Ridge Sprouts
Blue Ridge CTC
Chef Patrick Evans
Chef Marvin Swaner
Chef Jason Reeves
Hive House Apiaries
Sunny Meadows Garden Center
Harpers Ferry Adventure Center
Honoring Our Friend, Jim Kopp
Philanthropist, community activist, business leader, VA Kids Trail founding member – and friend to all, Jim Kopp, Owner & Operator of The Family Drive-In Theatre, provided family-friendly entertainment to movie goers throughout the Shenandoah Valley. He worked tirelessly in 2020 to reopen Family Drive-In during the COVID-19 pandemic under the safest of guidelines, providing desperately needed amusement and enjoyment as well as a socially distanced space for churches and civic groups to gather. Jim passed away January 4, 2021 and was honored with a House Resolution by the Virginia House of Delegates for his contributions to his community.
“Blue Ridge Sprouts” Supported Charities
It is our goal to support these non-profits by developing a Taste of Blue Ridge grant program for local FFA chapters, assist Sustainability matters with staff growth issues, and provide A Farm Less Ordinary with needed tools to start the next growing year! Thank you for your ticket purchase. Your support is very much appreciated.
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.
Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Patrick Woznak D.D.S PC
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
“We are excited to be a part of this unique family festival for a number of reasons. As a locally-based community bank, F&M is wholeheartedly invested in the Shenandoah Valley economy, where our employees and customers live, work and play. Community is one of our company’s core values, which has driven corporate philanthropy and decision making since the humble beginnings of Farmers & Merchants Bank in 1908. While many things have changed over the past 113 years, we remain more committed than ever to the success of the agricultural industry, small business ventures, and the nonprofit sector. With that in mind, the Community Brand sponsorship for Root to Table made a great deal of sense to us.” – F&M Bank
“Farmer Focus provides a connection between independent family farmers and consumers who care about where their food comes from. Blue Ridge Sprouts is the perfect intersection for folks who appreciate locally produced foods and love the outdoors, two values that we and our farmers hold dear. “ – Farmer Focus