The foraging class at Hollow Spring Farm takes place at my family’s farm in Pell City, AL. It includes an informative two hour-long walk through the open fields, gardens, and wooded hollow that make up the 84-acre farm.
The purpose of the program is multifaceted; my goal is not only to teach and share information about what edibles are present in a particular season, but I also have a deeper purpose – to get people back to the seemingly simple act of foraging for food with the hope that as a result people will become more in tune with the seasons and inherently more mindful of where and how our food originates.
As I lead a hunt for smooth sumac, loomis mt. mint, or chanterelles, I encourage people to open their eyes and be especially observant. I advise all to be “curious but cautious” and to do sufficient research to avoid potentially dangerous look-alikes, so for your safety it is best to learn about local foraging with an expert.
This class we will be making sumac-ade! Bring water, and wear layers, long pants and closed-toe, comfortable walking shoes.
Tickets are available on the products page!