Are you looking to learn more about local food, the producers, and artists who are defining Prairie Cuisine? You’ve come to the right place. Our education series is created with the locavore and foodie in mind. Savour the Experience!
A Fantastic Forest Forage
An introduction to Winnipeg’s wild edibles and foraging techniques
Savour Winnipeg has partnered with outdoor educator and foraging fan Barret Miller to offer a Fantastic Forest Forage, a guided excursion that unearths the edible bounty available in our own back yard, and teaches you the basics of wild food gathering.
We’ll cover plant identification, tools of the trade, tips and tricks for finding your favourite vittles, and sample whatever we find.
Participants will also receive a take-home handbook summarizing everything we’ve covered including some of Barret and Ben’s favourite recipes.
2014 DATES ANNOUNCED!
Date | Time | Location
- Sunday, June 1st | 1 – 3 pm | Assiniboine Forest – Chalfont & Grant
- Sunday, June 22 | 1 – 3 pm | Assiniboine Forest – Chalfont & Grant
- Saturday, July 19 | 1 – 3 pm | Assiniboine Forest – Chalfont & Grant
- Saturday, August 9 | 1 – 3 pm | Assiniboine Forest – Chalfont & Grant
- Wednesday, August 20 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | Assiniboine Forest – Chalfont & Grant
- FINALE Monday, September 8 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | Fort Whyte Alive – 1961 McCreary Road
Foraging classes, wild edible excursions, guided tours and eco tourism opportunities like the Fantastic Forest Forage routinely cost $50, $100, even $200. Because what’s edible is always changing with the seasons, we don’t want you to miss a thing. That’s why we offer the entire season, every single date and time you can make, for just $30. That includes the six dollar visitor fee for the finale at Fort Whyte. That’s a whole season of foraging and full access to all Fort Whyte has to offer for only $30. And kids forage free!
City-TV’s Breakfast Television
Remote host Drew Kozub has a series of informative conversations with the studio crew then samples some pancakes with wild sunflower seeds and sips on a delicious bush tea made with wild mint and rose hips.
“Hunger Games Meets Iron Chef” by Susan Peters. Macleans Magazine. September 2012.
While mainly featuring co-presenter Barret Miller, this well-written article gives a nod to Savour Winnipeg for creation of the Fantastic Forest Forage.
“Finding Food in the Forest” by Shel Zolkevich. Canadian Gardening. August, 2011.
A nice piece on the partnership and an overview of a handful of the wild edibles we forage for each season.