WHY EAT WILD?

"In wildness is the preservation of the world." -H.D. Thoreau

Why eat from the wild? The answer is obvious to anyone who has felt the emotional uplift from the weight of a basket brimming with morel mushrooms, the earthy-sweet scent of digging Sassafras roots, or the heavy pulsing of a fish testing the limits of your fly rod.
There are a million reasons to eat wild, to get dirty, to taste fresh food. It is here where we connect to the Earth, our Ancestral past, immediate present and hope for a healthy future...

"Nothing else can build such awareness as surely and powerfully as practicing the ancient ecological art of humankind - foraging. It is not observation of, but rather participation in the phenomena of Nature that brings us to our greatest understanding of our place in the mosaic of life."
-Samuel Thayer The Forager's Harvest



Foraging in the Tip of the Mitten!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Edible Events for 2011

With Winter waning, can you name the first Wild Edible to sweeten up the foraging season?

Maple Syrup!!


Sat. March 5th: Tree Tapping Field Day! Open to the Public. 12pm - ?

Come to the Wagbo Farm in East Jordan and learn how to tap Maple Trees for our Sap collection. This event is free and fun for the whole family. Come prepared to hike the hills of our Sugarbush while setting up sap lines for the upcoming season
and earn syrup! That's right, this Sugaring operation is all volunteer-run and those that donate time to help will receive sweet Jordan Valley Maple Syrup as a reward once the sugaring season is all wrapped up.
If you have an extra power drill and 5/16 inch bit, feel free to bring it. Call the Farm for more information. 231.536.0333


More Upcoming Events for 2011

(exact dates TBA)

April:

-Wild Parsnip Diggin'

May:

- Wild Salad Forage

- Mushroom Hunts

- From Pest to Pesto: Garlic Mustard I.D., Harvest and Preparation

June:

- Cattail Harvest and Preparation