Take a Food Journey through the Blue Ridge

Take a Food Journey through the Blue Ridge

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

Fish with mulitple vegetables and greens as garnishes

A Taste of Freedom in the
Blue Ridge – July 5th

The Bavarian Inn will open its doors to Root to Table enthusiasts with “A Taste of Freedom in the Blue Ridge”. This will be a celebration on Independence Day Weekend for our nation’s freedom and the freedom of our culinary industry. There will be thoughtfully dedicated areas with abundant space and appropriate safety measures for guests to have an enjoyable evening of food and conversation.

What It’s About

Root to Table is the pinnacle for food lovers in the Shenandoah Valley. What started out as a way for our chefs and farmers to express their devotion to sustainable cooking, Root to Table has become a region-wide celebrated statement and event. Unlike the average Farm to Table dinner, Root to Table focuses on Appalachian history, culture, and community. The Root to Table series has expanded from one event in 2017, to ten events in 2019!

Why Attend

Whether you’re passionate about food, interested in sustainable cooking practices, or are looking for a fun night with friends, Root to Table is for you. Each dinner sees a menu put together by our regional top renowned chefs with ingredients comprised of the Valley’s agricultural wealth. Using local sourced and sustainable food products grown, raised, or created by our food artisans, join us and discover what you’ve been missing!

Strawberries in the field at West Oaks Farm Market

Foodie News: May’s Harvest – Strawberries and more!

It’s strawberry season around the Shenandoah Valley! While Mother Nature has been a bit fickle, the berries are ripening and local farms are gearing up for the harvest. But those red beauties aren’t the only thing in the garden. You can still find rhubarb and microgreens are coming into season.

Visit & Meet the People behind the Experiences

People from across DC, MD, VA, WV and beyond love the tastes of the Blue Ridge
  • 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 more 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 >>