Fall Wild Foods
Fall is an abundant time for wild food foraging. Join us for a morning stroll across Mountain Run Farm as we learn about a myriad of wild foods–from herbs and greens, to fruits and nuts. We’ll uncover the ecological lens we use as foragers, how to positively identify plants, how to harvest them, and what preparation methods produce the greatest outcomes whether it be for medicine or culinary delights.
What You’ll Learn:
- How to see the patterns of nature–ecosystem & habitat types, growth habits, leaf formations and more
- When, why, where and how to harvest wild food and medicine
- Best practices for preparing your harvest
- Favorite ways to store harvests for the larder or pantry
This will be an information-dense walk (with many stops to talk and ask questions), but we won’t stop there. You will use all of your senses to engage with nature and the plants. We’ll complete the circle of learning by enjoying a sampling of the wild food & medicine preparations.
Mark ate his first wild foods in elementary school when his dad taught him about Autumn Olive berries. By the time he became an adult, foraging became a borderline obsession. He’s been teaching people how to identify, harvest, and prepare wild food and medicine since 2011. From 2011 to 2016 Mark led wild food plant walks across Metro Detroit with his business Eat Here Now. He’s taught a very well-attended wild food walk at Mountain Run Jam every year since 2014. He enjoys making foraging accessible to anyone, giving them the necessary skills and mindset to connect with nature and make the most of our wild larder. Learn more about Mark here.