West Virginia State Parks to host summer, farm-to-table dinners

      Posted On: May 29, 2018

This summer, 8 West Virginia State Parks will host farm-tp-table dinners to encourage state park visits and promote local foods.

“The dinners are scheduled between June 14 and Sept. 27 and are hosted by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA), West Virginia Farmers Market  Association (WVFMA), West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (WVDNR) and West Virginia state parks system.

“West Virginia state parks are proud to take part in this project to promote locally produced food items in our state park restaurants,” said WVDNR Director Stephen McDaniel. “This will be a summertime treat for our visitors and give them another reason to spend more time in our beautiful state parks.”

The purpose of the dinners is to incorporate more locally sourced products into restaurant menus and develop connections between farmers markets and local buyers. The WVDA, WVDNR and WVFMA hope to create a seamless conduit for supplying local demand. For many producers participating in these events, this will be an opportunity to grow their businesses.”

Locations and dates for the dinners are as follows:

  • Pipestem Resort State Park: Thursday, June 14
  • Cacapon Resort State Park: Thursday, June 21
  • Cass Scenic Railroad Historical State Park: Thursday, Aug. 2
  • Chief Logan Lodge: Thursday, Aug. 9
  • North Bend State Park: Thursday, Aug. 16
  • Holly River State Park: Thursday, Aug. 30
  • Hawks Nest State Park: Thursday, Sept. 13
  • Blackwater Falls State Park: Thursday, Sept. 27

Learn more info at the WV state parks website.