Take a Food Journey through the Blue Ridge

Take a Food Journey through the Blue Ridge

Explore Culinary Excellence in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Welcome to the Root to Table Food Movement!

Embark on a Culinary Journey with the Root to Table Culinary Series

Taste of Excellence

July 23rd – Market Salamander

The Root to Table Culinary Series is excited to visit Market Salamander for the first time in the 2023 season! Join us as Chef Pete Smith and Jason Reaves help us highlight what it takes to earn Root to Table’s Brand of Excellence. This event will help us kickoff the our Brand of Excellence campaign which will see 4 Chefs / Restaurateurs earn Root to Table’s Brand of Excellence at the All-Star event in December!

Join us for an intimate 5-Course Meal in beautiful Middleburg, VA!

Root to Table Highlights Culinary Excellence

The Root to Table Brand of Excellence identifies restaurants’ that serve excellent cuisine, support their locally sourced farmers, and are committed to building a robust and sustainable community. Plus, an invitation to participate in an event series that helps you network with a food movement committed to excellence! 

As I travel, I have always found it challenging to find great restaurants. The Root to Table Brand of Excellence assures you are experiencing restaurants and their chefs committed to great food, supporting local farmers and their communities! – Nancy Craun, Founder of the Root to Table Movement.

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2023 Blue Ridge Root to Table Culinary Series Gift Certificates

Cook frying chicken at a Root to Table dinner

Give the Gift of Root to Table!

A Gift Certificate to a Root to Table Culinary Event in 2023 makes the perfect gift for the foodie in your life! There will be four events in 2023 – March, May, October, and December.  On May 7th, the Bavarian Inn will host its 4th Root to Table dinner in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. In October, Audley Farm, Berryville, Virginia, will be our host. March and December dates are to be announced.  

Contact Founder Nancy Craun and she will help you purchase the Root to Table gift certificate that meets your needs!

Testimonial from a Root to Table Guest –

“My wife and I have been “foodies” since we first started dating, so when we decided to up and move from Baltimore to West Virginia, one of the main questions became “What good food is available in our new area?” It didn’t take long to figure out that we moved to a gold mine of farm to table cuisine. Our first Taste Of Blue Ridge event was Grilling and Chilling in July of 2021. From that moment on we were hooked. We have attended every Root To Table event since, and we plan to continue this trend as long as we can. What Nancy and Taste Of Blue Ridge have been able to put together is utterly astounding. From each selected chef to each dish they prepare, it seems carefully curated to perfection. My wife and I always have a blast being able to talk to the chefs and meet new friends along the way. The sense of community these events brings to the forefront is what continues to bring us back time and time again. We look forward to attending the next event in October, and we suggest you do the same. You will not be disappointed.” – CW

Visit & Meet the People behind the Experiences

Local chefs, innkeepers, farmers, and artisans of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountain Region come together

  • Breathtaking Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • History
  • Fondness for Food

Our weather is as great as the scenery!

  • Warm summers, comfortably cool nights
  • Magnificent Fall foliage
  • Winters aren’t bitter cold, only occasional snows

An Easy Day Trip or Weekend Getaway

We’re an easy drive from where you live

Become a Local for a Day

Experience a destination where people don’t ask what you do, but rather, what your passions and interests are. Join people from all across the Mid-Atlantic who come to experience the lifestyles of locals here in the Blue Ridge.

Find out why the Blue Ridge is as real as it gets >>

An Agricultural Oasis

When you think of Virginia and West Virginia, you may think of the Civil War and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. You might not think about the size and diversity of our agriculture industry. Virginia and West Virginia are bursting with farms.

Meet our farmers >>

A Foodie Hub

Food in the Blue Ridge carries a sense of tradition that’s present in every dish. Here we like to call it “Root to Table”. Our foodie community lives and breathes their commitment to our roots in order to bring the best quality food to our friends and visitors.

Indulge in our food festivals and events >>

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