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Culinary & Agriculture Adventures 

 

 

Virginia Beach celebrates the gifts of land and sea with foodie adventures that get to the heart of the “eat local” movement.

 

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COASTAL HARVEST FEAST

Cuisine and culture come together in this multi-day, all-inclusive COASTAL HARVEST FEASTcelebrating the fields, nets, vines, markets, and tables behind Coastal Virginia's culinary traditions. Tour Virginia Beach and the surrounding area and meet those who grow, catch, and cure the region's finest fare. Get a diverse sampling of the many culinary adventures that call our shores home on one unforgettable journey through Coastal Virginia's delicious destinations. 

Coastal Virginia Food Tours (202) 683-8847 • CoastalFoodTours.com • Call for pricing • Tour Length: multi-day • Participants: minimum 35, please call for maximum • Availability: year-round

 

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TASTE OF THE MARKET

Whether you're looking for fresh-from-the-farm produce, locally made specialty foods and baked goods, seafood, or a great butcher, Virginia Beach Farmers Market is a family-friendly destination. TASTE OF THE MARKET is a down-to-earth tour that features a sampling from Season's Best Bakery, The Country Butcher, Gilly's Creamery and our produce vendors. Escape from the Boardwalk and take a taste of Virginia's Finest; finish your visit off with some leisurely shopping.

Virginia Beach Farmers Market 3640 Dam Neck Rd. • (757) 385-4388 •Vbgov.com/farmersmarket • Tour Price: $20 per person • Tour Length: 2 hours • Participants: minimum 10, maximum 50 • Availability: year-round, Monday - Friday

 

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FARM TO TABLE

When talking food cuisine at the beach no conversation is complete without a mention of our locally grown fruits and vegetables. An area rich in history, we can boast of Lynnhaven oysters being served on the Titanic or once having more than 1500 acres of strawberries in production. Come join us with FARM TO TABLE as we speak with local farmers and savor some fresh produce. Gain insight into the importance of supporting local agriculture while protecting our farmland and forests. Finally, hear stories of when our area had more pigs than people, as Virginia Beach was once the largest hog producer East of the Mississippi.

Virginia Beach Farmers Market 3640 Dam Neck Rd. • (757) 385-4388 •Vbgov.com/farmersmarket • Tour Price: $25 per person • Tour Length: 4 hours • Participants: minimum 10, maximum 50 • Availability: year-round, Monday - Saturday

Call the Virginia Beach Farmers Market for options and to customize a tour.

 

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CRAB FEAST

Enjoy an authentic Chesapeake Bay CRAB FEAST with all the fixings. Since the 1800's, Blue Crabs have been caught commercially in the Chesapeake Bay and are integral to the local economy. Your tour guide will teach you the Virginia Beach way to eat these tasty treats.

Coastal Virginia Food Tours (202) 683-8847 • CoastalFoodTours.com • Call for pricing • Tour Length: varies • Availability: seasonally

 

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CRAFT BEER TOUR

Behind-the-scenes access to top local breweries and brewpubs will inform you about the evolution, styles, and production of various brews, tips on selection and pairings. Tours may be customized to fit your itinerary, whether a short tasting experience as part of a culinary journey or multiple stops for a full craft brewery adventure.

Safe and Responsible

Our tour provides a fun and safe approach to touring multiple breweries responsibly.

Taste of Tidewater Tours (757) 340-8687 • TasteTidewater.com • Tour Length: 2-4 hours • Please call for pricing and availability

Coastal Virginia Food Tours (202) 683-8847 • CoastalFoodTours.com  • Tour Length: 2-4 hours • Please call for pricing and availability

Phillips Destination Management (757) 623-4400 • For groups of 15 or more • Please call for pricing and availability