Blue Ridge Sprouts: Activities

A Food Festival for Foodies and Families!

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 (11:30 – 5 pm)
West Oaks Farm Market – Winchester, VA

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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!

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Marcus Repp Gardening

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

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.

Apple from Audley Farm

Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin talking with a guest at 2019 Root to Table VIP event

Activities – “Doing Stuff”

Vintage Selfie Booth: Presented By Skyline Paintball / Clementine Vintage

Making a Fairy Garden: Make your own fairy garden. The small ones are FREE but you can buy a larger one too. Presented By Massanutten Resort

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. Can you match the job title to the description? Win prizes! Presented by F&M Bank

Be All You Can Be: Would you be able to pass the Army Combat Fitness Test? Take and test your physical skills with the U.S. Army!

Other Participating Vendors

Heartland Foods 

LoCo Farms

Green Gables Farm

Valley Health

Chef Jeff Ault speaking with a guest at the 2019 Root to Table Culinary Series Kickoff

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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