Its that time of year again, time to get a-tappin' and folks are out in the sugarbush doing just that as I write. The Friends of the Wagbo Sugarbush started tapping on the 26th of February in a biting wind that was coming all the way from the frozen Lake Charlevoix. But sure enough, the sap was a-flowin' and above is the proof! Fresh sap from a fresh tap, the lifeblood of the forest. In keeping with this magical time of year, the Wagbo Farm organizes a number of events to get the community involved in these seasonal rhythms. Listed below, these should be a lot of fun and we hope you can make it to any or all events!
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