Summer Foraging at Foxfire
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About the Event
Summer is a plentiful time for gathering wild foods, herbs, and fungi. The summer sun ripens wild berries and activates aromatic herbs adding layers of nutrient-dense flavors to foraged dishes. With the right mix of temperature and moisture, we are likely to find some fungi popping up on the Foxfire trails. You may even have a chance to taste some chanterelle mushrooms cooked with ramp leaf butter in a cast iron skillet. We will also explore how to preserve and ferment wild summer flavors using a variety of methods such as jam and jelly, vinegar, and kraut.
What you might expect to see: chanterelle mushrooms, wild blackberry, wineberries, Queen Anne’s lace, mountain mint, wild bergamot, elderflowers and berries, kudzu flowers
Cost $75 (includes all materials and food tastings)
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WHAT TO BRING: Please wear closed-toe shoes or boots with socks. Bring a bagged lunch, water bottle, and snacks as needed. When foraging, we always recommend wearing long pants and sleeves. Other suggested items include: bug spray, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, foraging knife, gloves, camera, notebook and pen. Harvest baskets and hand tools will be provided. Participants are required to sign a waiver upon arrival.
ETHICAL HARVESTING DISCLAIMER: Harvesting wild plants at the Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center is typically NOT allowed. Special permission has been given for workshop participants to gather plants for educational purposes on the day of the event only. Please respect the Land and do not harvest plants in the wild without proper permitting and approval
We are able to cater to any dietary restrictions only if notified by 7 days prior to workshop date.
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