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Farm to Table Dining and Events

Farm to table, farm to fork, locavore, locally sourced ... all of those terms mean one thing: Sit down in one of these restaurants or attend an event and know you're eating food from the area. It's local, farm fresh goodness that you can trust.

Sample of food at a Root To Table Dinner

Last Updated: 6/18/2019

Farm to Table Events


Northern Virginia

Alexandria - Known as one of Alexandria’s “Presidential Hotspots,” Vermilion has hosted the Obamas for a romantic Valentine’s Day meal. Enjoy gourmet American fare made with locally-grown, farm-raised produce and choose from a vast assortment of fine wines at this romantic eatery, ranked amongst “The 100 Very Best Restaurants” by Washingtonian magazine.

Aldie - Brassicas Farm Fresh Market & Cafe serves simple and natural foods, always fresh and grown as local as our backyard. Our sandwiches, side salads and soups combine meats, cheeses and seasonal produce that have been raised and grown responsibly on nearby farms.

Lauberge GardensBoyce - L'Auberge Provençale French Restaurant is ZAGAT rated 27, 4-Diamond for 25 years. The on-site garden provides the herbs and vegetables, while 78 fruit trees deliver sweetness to Chef Scott Meyers' dishes. His list of local producers is 17-deep, detailing the sources of the eggs, poultry, cheese, duck, quail, lamb and even syrup.

Fredericksburg - FoodE is named for foodie - "a person keenly interested in food, especially eating or cooking." The folks at FoodE are definitely foodies, and they are happy to say that 85-90% of their daily food is locally sourced from their regional farm partners.

Lovettsville - Market Table Bistro brings you the goods from local growers, vintners and culinary artisans. Chef Jason Lage is quick to recognize his partners - five Loudoun County farms, ten Loudoun County wineries and one Loudoun County distillery.

Patowmack Lovettsville - The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm serves elegant, organic, modern European cuisine by way of fresh-picked local vegetables from their own farm or other local farms. All of their meats are organic and free-range, while the seafood is wild.

Neersville - Grandale Farm Restaurant makes every meal from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. Grandale was given a recent nod in the Italian edition of Vanity Fair and is noted as one of Northern Virginia Magazine's 50 Best Restaurants (2012).

Purcellville - Market Burger Fries & Shakes. The name goes to show that locally sourced farm to table does not equal fancy schmancy. Yes, get your burger - just a traditional ol' hamburger - from a local farmer.

Upperville - Hunter's Head Tavern presents a traditional English pub menu, with the highlight being local farm meats and produce from nearby Ayrshire Farm.

Washington - Inn at Little Washington has received acclaim from the likes of The New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and Gourmet

Shenandoah Valley

Harrisonburg - Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza. Farm-to-table wood-fired pizza restaurant and bar in downtown Harrisonburg featuring hand-crafted dough and ingredients sourced from family farms in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia.

Staunton - Inspired southern cuisine™. Award-winning Zynodoa provides a seasonally-driven, contemporary menu that places great emphasis on locally-sourced food.

Lexington - Located in Lexington's historic downtown, the Red Hen features an award-winning menu that celebrates the bounty of the Shenandoah Valley. Incorporating local meats and produce, Chef Matt Adams creates a new menu every day.

Front Royal - PaveMint Taphouse is a "Farm to Street" Taphouse which focuses on fun, street food from around the globe made using high quality local products from farms in the region. 

Southern Virginia

Martinsville - Rising Sun Breads is an organic, nutritionally evidenced-based bakery specializing in artisan breads and bagels; baked locally with no preservatives. We make all of our products by hand utilizing local products whenever possible.

Emporia - Farm to Fork is a casual dinner that treasures the best of Southern living, both in style and culture. Our style is Rustic Chic, while highlighting the importance of local, naturally grown food and the relationship between suppliers and the Chef.

Central Virginia

Richmond - The Savory Grain offers new American cuisine with a focus on local foods, beer and  wine. They offer more than twenty local beers on tap and feature seasonal products on an ever-changing menu.

Charlottesville - Located near the University of Virginia, The Ivy Inn Restaurant features locally-inspired seasonal American cuisine. They have four dining rooms inside a historic home and a large tented garden patio.

Virginia Mountains

Roanoke - Farm-to-table cuisine is alive and thriving in Roanoke at Local Roots. We serve modern American fare and use as many sustainable, organic, local, and ethical (S.O.L.E) products as possible.

Southwest Virginia - Heart of Appalachia

Honaker - The Farmer's Table is a family restaurant well known for homemade meals and recipes. We use locally grown meats and vegetables for extra freshness and superb taste.

Meadowview -  Harvest Table Restaurant serves the best locally grown foods available: vegetables harvested in season by local farmers who care about the health of their land and your food.  In addition to our own 4-acre farm, we partner with local and regional farmers, cheese makers, meat processors and other food artisans we know by name.

Southwest Virginia - Blue Ridge Highlands

Riner - Buffalo and More serves locally-grownbuffalo burgers, steaks, brisket, chicken, desserts and more. They sell fresh and frozen buffalo meat that they raise themselves.

Blacksburg - Tabula Rasa on Glade is farm-to-table at its best. Our farm kitchen is located at Glade Road Growing, a small family-run farm in Blacksburg. Our meals are thoughtfully crafted using what is available on our on-site farm and highlighting what's in season. Our plates are globally inspired and all made from scratch. Ingredients that cannot be sourced directly from our farm are purchased from regional farmers and mills.

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