Local Roots in Virginia’s Blue Ridge is featured in a recent article on USA Today’s 10Best website.

The “10 Slow Food Restaurants That Are Sustainable and Scrumptious” article is about unique restaurants around the United States that focus on the farm-to-table and slow food movement. These establishments focus on providing “good, clean, fair food.”

The story is written by Lisa Waterman Gray, who visited the region in 2014 as part of a media tour hosted by Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge.


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Gray has high praise for the unique approach at Local Roots, describing the restaurant as follows:

“This restaurant chooses ingredients based on a philosophy called S.O.L.E. – Sustainable, Organic, Local, Ethical – reflecting a belief that we eat whatever we do to the earth. The "farmacology" focus at Local Roots infuses every meal with the freshest seasonal ingredients available and many items come from the restaurant garden.”

As a leader in the farm-to-table movement, Local Roots is one of many restaurants helping put Virginia’s Blue Ridge as a culinary destination that’s a must-visit spot for foodies.

10Best is part of the USA TODAY Travel Media Group and its goal is to provide readers with content about the best travel experiences in the U.S. and around the world.

Click here to read the full version of the article on the 10Best website.