Blue Ridge Sprouts: Demonstrations & Workshops 

Saturday, November 6th 2021
West Oaks Farm Market – Winchester, VA 

Enjoy learning from wellness and culinary experts at our exclusive demonstrations and workshops!

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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

From a novice to an expert, our experienced panel will talk about the basics of growing your own food in small spaces.


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.

Chef Steve plating food at Bavarian Inn

Root and Marrow Farms at Sunset

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 – Thanks to VA Pork Council Sponsor

For Adults – Chef Miriam Conroy will host a knifing skill workshop.  Hone in your skills and learn some secrets.

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

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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