Take a Food Journey through the Blue Ridge

Take a Food Journey through the Blue Ridge

  Welcome to Root to Table Food Movement! A nonprofit building a strong Culinary and Agriculture Community

Embark on a Culinary Journey with the Root to Table Culinary Series

Hand Pies from Alma Bea

Appalachian Pie Supper

Alma Bea
Sept. 15th

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 The Root to Table Culinary Series is the perfect experience for foodies!

Chef Melissa of Mockingbird Charlottesville

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Meet our newest Artisan – Blue Ridge Pickling

“Root to Table’s Salute to Women’s 2024 event provided us with more than just a platform; it offered us a springboard into the heart of the culinary world. As a gourmet and artisanal pickling company, gaining visibility amidst a sea of food artisans is no small feat, yet this event provided us with a valuable spotlight on our brand and our products. The connections made during the event have opened doors to collaborations with renowned chefs, restaurants and specialty stores in the local Virginia area and beyond. Thanks to Root to Table, we’ve not only expanded our network but also cultivated a deeper appreciation for the vibrant food culture of the region.”

Blue Ridge Pickling >>


Dane from Blue Ridge Pickling

What It’s About

Root to Table is the pinnacle for food lovers in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and West Virginia. What started as a way for our chefs and farmers to network, Root to Table has become a region-wide celebrated culinary experience. 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 multiple events in both states!

Why Attend

Whether you’re passionate about food, interested in sustainable cooking practices and meeting the chefs supporting local sourcing, or are looking for a fun night with friends, Root to Table is for you. Each event is unique based on the location and our regional top renowned chefs with ingredients comprised of the West Virginia and Virginia’s agricultural wealth. 

Learn more from our Chefs, Farmers, Restaurants, and Food Artisans

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Visit & Meet the People behind the Experiences

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

  • 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 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 >>

Dane and Francesca from Blue Ridge Pickling

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 >>