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!
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
Sustainability Matters’ favorite English gardener, Paula Brownlee, gives you the basics of growing your own food in small spaces (even when you don’t have a garden at all!). Start planning now and be ready for spring. – Sustainability Matters
Join Sustainability Matters’ Executive Director, Sari Carp, to learn how to incorporate stunning edibles into your landscape design, making your yard more beautiful, more eco-friendly, and more fun. – Sustainability Matters
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.
The Art of Grafting
Discover how new varieties of fruit are made. It’s actually simpler than you might think! – Presented by Mackintosh Fruit Farm
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
For Adults – Executive Chef Marcus Repp will host 25 people in a knifing skill workshop. Hone in your skills and learn some secrets.
For Kids – Just for the younger guests 8 to 12 years old
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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