West Virginia is well-known for its beautiful scenery and charming small towns, but it’s also home to a vibrant farm to table food scene. The state’s rolling hills and fertile farmland are perfect for growing fresh produce, and those participating in the West Virginia State Parks Farm to Table Dinners are in for a special treat.
Hawks Nest; Hawks Nest Event Center; May 26 & 27
One of the most highly-anticipated West Virginia Farm to Table calendar events is the Hawks Nest Event Center’s two-day event featuring the Vagabond Chef, Matt Welsh. The event will be held on May 26 and 27, promising an unforgettable culinary experience. Welsh is known for his innovative use of local ingredients and commitment to sustainable farming practices.
Twin Falls; Pioneer Farm; August 31
Another can’t-miss event is the Twin Falls Farm to Table Dinner at Pioneer Farm on August 31. Pioneer Farm is a 52-acre working farm that offers park visitors a glimpse of life on the frontier.
Chief Logan State Park; Conference Center; August 4
On August 4, the Chief Logan State Park Conference Center will host its Farm to Table Dinner. The conference center is in the heart of the state park, surrounded by lush forests and rolling hills. The dinner will feature dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients.
North Bend; Shelter 4; August 24
The North Bend Farm to Table Dinner will be held on August 24 at Shelter 4. North Bend State Park is in Ritchie County and offers stunning views of the Appalachian Mountains. The dinner will feature dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Pipestem; Bluestone Dining Room; September 16
The Pipestem Farm to Table Dinner will be held on September 16 in the Bluestone Dining Room. Pipestem Resort State Park is located in Summers County and offers spectacular views of the Bluestone River.
Cacapon; Old Inn; September 17
On September 17, the Old Inn at Cacapon will host its Farm to Table Dinner. The Old Inn is located in Berkeley Springs and has welcomed guests since the 1700s.
The West Virginia State Parks Farm to Table Dinners are an opportunity to experience the state’s rich culinary heritage and support local farmers and producers. Whether you’re a foodie or simply appreciate fresh, delicious food, these events are not to be missed. Be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming dinners and savor the flavors of West Virginia’s farms and fields.