Blue Ridge Sprouts: Nourish – Savor – Learn

A Festival for “Foodies” and the Whole Family!

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

Love locally sourced food and want to learn more about the “real food” movement? Be sure to put Blue Ridge Sprouts on your culinary calendar!

Blue Ridge Sprouts Logo

  • Meet the locally sourced food community
  • Experience fantastic fresh food from Top Chefs of the Region
  • Contests, Demonstrations, and Activities all day
  • Great for ages 8+ / Check out the Kids Activities!
  • 100% Ticket Sales to benefit Virginia FFA, Foundation, Sustainability Matters & A Farm Less Ordinary

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!

Our Root to Table Food and Beverage Vendors

Keep warm as the weather turns cool with our vibrant food and beverage experience! Enjoy great “Real Food” from Taste of Blue Ridge Top Chefs, local food artisans, and West Oaks Farm Market Cafe.

Beverage experience provided by West Oaks Farm Market with Wine, Cider, and Beer Tasting Garden.

Blue Ridge Sprouts Culinary Team & Menu

Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin at Harpers Ferry Brewing

Erik Foxx-Nettnin
The Polished Foxx

Jose Marty
LoCo Kitchen

Southern Seafood Boil – $18

Shrimp & Smoked Sausage, Corn on the Cob, Baby Bliss Potatoes, and Seasoned Chesapeake Butter

“Crush” Puppies – $12

Blue Crab & Shrimp Fritters – served with a Cajun Remoulade

Crispy Shenandoah Valley Fried Chicken – $10

Sweet Potato Waffle Fries, Harissa Aïoli & Black Garlic BBQ Sauce

Featured Chefs – 1st Annual Chef & Friends Food Competition
Sprout to Finish

Chef Kashif Browne

Kashif Browne
Ridgewell Catering

Chef Jan Van Haute of Hillbrook inn

Jan Van Haute
Hillbrook Inn & Spa

Chef Santosh Tiptur of The Conche

Santosh Tiptur
The Conche

Introducing Our Celebrity Speakers for “Blue Ridge Sprouts”

Chef Rich Rosendale

Rich Rosendale
Master Chef
Rosendale Collective
Culinary & Community
“Investing in Innovative Sustainability”

Scott Dolly

Scott Dolly
CEO / Founder
Evolution Human Performance & Rehab
Move Better to Live Better
“Living Your Best Life”

Apple Pie being assembled

 Contests

Apple Baking Trivia Game: Parent/kids duos can test their knowledge – and baking skills – and walk away with a homemade apple dessert and prizes!

Sprout to Finish – a chef competition among friends: Watch 3 chefs pair up with 3 young guests to compete for the best Vegetarian dish. Presented by Hillbrook Inn & Spa

Fall Fun with Virginia State Parks: “Ring” the pumpkins for prizes, play a fun game of corn hole, and learn about native animals to our Commonwealth!

Activities

Here are just a few of the fun activities you’ll find at exhibitors booths:

  • Nutritional Scavenger Hunt – Chick-fil-A
  • Make a Fairy Garden Terrarium – Massanutten Resort
  • Plant a Take Home Microgreens Garden – A Farm Less Ordinary
  • Cider Press – Mackintosh Fruit Farm
  • Root to Table Career Discovery Match Game  F&M Bank

Chef Marcus talking with Guests at Grilling and Chilling

Woman giving a demonstration in the kitchen

. Demonstrations and Workshops

Kniving Knowledge: Learn the right way to use the most important tool in the kitchen from the experts – our Taste of Blue Ridge Chefs

Butcher for a Day: Get with a beef producer and Bar-B-Q competitor Jared Burner and learn cuts of beef and pork that can save your wallet.

Small Space Gardening – Learn from a panel of experts how to succeed with raised beds. 

Mixology: Learn from Lilah Restaurant’s mixologist Ashley Pryor who specializes in crafting signature cocktails that incorporate savory, sweet, and herbaceous  and floral flavors.

Jim Kopp in his Projector Room

Honoring Our Friend, Jim Kopp

Philanthropist, community activist, business leader, VA Kids Trail founding member – and friend to all, Jim Kopp, Owner & Operator of The Family Drive-In Theatre, provided family-friendly entertainment to movie goers throughout the Shenandoah Valley. He worked tirelessly in 2020 to reopen Family Drive-In during the COVID-19 pandemic under the safest of guidelines, providing desperately needed amusement and enjoyment as well as a socially distanced space for churches and civic groups to gather. Jim passed away January 4, 2021 and was honored with a House Resolution by the Virginia House of Delegates for his contributions to his community.

 “Blue Ridge Sprouts” Supported Charities

It is our goal to support these agriculture-based non-profits by developing a Taste of Blue Ridge grant program for local FFA chapters, assist Sustainability matters with staff growth issues, and provide A Farm Less Ordinary with needed tools to start the next growing year!
Thank you for your ticket purchase. Your support is very much appreciated.

Future Farmers of America Logo

FFA – Virginia Foundation

Grant Program

Sustainability Matters Logo

Sustainability Matters

Staffing Support

A Farm Less Ordinary logo

A Farm Less Ordinary

New Equipment

Taste of Blue Ridge Contributors for Blue Ridge Sprouts

Chef Miriam Conroy

Miriam Conroy
Blue Ridge CTC

Carissa Zanella - Owner of Hillbrook Inn

Carissa Zanella
Hillbrook Inn

Denton of Sunny Meadows Garden Center

Denton Weber
Sunny Meadows Garden Center

Ashley Pryor of Lilah Restaurant

Ashley Pryor
Lilah Restaurant

Farmer Jared Burner and his wife

Jared Burner
Burner’s Beef

Liz Thompson of iheartveggies

Liz Thompson
iheartveggies

CheChef Patrick - George Washington Hotel

Patrick Evans
Dine One-One

Jason Murphy of Hive House Apiaries

Jason Murphy
Hive House Apiaries

Kelsey Walkowiak

Kelsey Walkowiak
Chick-fil-a

Chef Marvin Swaner

Marvin Swaner
Aikens Group

Connie Hepler of Lilah Restaurant

Connie Hepler
Lilah Restaurant

Holly Heffner

Holly Heffner
Harpers Ferry Adventure Center

Chef Jason Reaves working dough

Jason Reeves
Salamander Resort

Holly Thorne

Holly Thorne
F&M Bank

Richard Sankovich

Richard Sankovich

Battlefield Half Marathon 

Battlefield Half Marathon Banner

About West Oaks Farm Market

Experience 10th Generation Farming at it’s best in historic Winchester, VA!

West Oaks Farm Market offers acres of fruit trees including apples, peaches, cherries, plums, & nectarines. We also have fields of vegetables including sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, & a WHOLE lot more! The great crops grow to peak ripeness, then will be harvested, packed, and delivered straight to you!

Bucket of Strawberries from West Oaks Farm Market

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.

Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Virginia is for lovers logo

Frederick County Parks & Rec logo

Farmer Focus Logo

Logo of F&M Bank

 

Chick-fil-a Winchester Logo

 

 

MARTIN'S logo

Bank of Clarke County Foundation logo

Rosendale Collective logo

 Mid Atlantic Farm Credit Logo

Patrick Woznak D.D.S PC
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Virginia Pork Council logo

Baldor Foods

 Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Logo

Go Go Squeez logo

Soil & Water Conservation Headwaters District logo

Tractor Supply Company Logo

 Southern States Winchester Logo

Aikens Group logo

First Bank logo

 

Valley Health Logo

Winchester-Frederick County Tourism logo

Allstate Insurance logo

Walter & Walter Insurance logo


Schenck Foods logo


Charlottesville Family Logo

“We are excited to be a part of this unique family festival for a number of reasons. As a locally-based community bank, F&M is wholeheartedly invested in the Shenandoah Valley economy, where our employees and customers live, work and play. Community is one of our company’s core values, which has driven corporate philanthropy and decision making since the humble beginnings of Farmers & Merchants Bank in 1908. While many things have changed over the past 113 years, we remain more committed than ever to the success of the agricultural industry, small business ventures, and the nonprofit sector. With that in mind, the Community Brand sponsorship for Root to Table made a great deal of sense to us.” – F&M Bank

Learn more about F&M Bank’s Commitment to Community and the Agricultural Small Business Industry >>

 “Farmer Focus provides a connection between independent family farmers and consumers who care about where their food comes from. Blue Ridge Sprouts is the perfect intersection for folks who appreciate locally produced foods and love the outdoors, two values that we and our farmers hold dear. “ – Farmer Focus

Learn more about family farming, fair prices, and happy chickens with Farmer Focus >>

Special Thank You to Our Fiscal Sponsor!