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 vitles, 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.
2013 DATES ANNOUNCED!
Date | Time | Location
- Saturday, May 25 | 1 – 3 pm | Assiniboine Forest – Chalfont @ Grant
- Saturday, June 22 | 1 – 3 pm | Assiniboine Forest – Chalfont @ Grant
- Saturday, July 13 | 1 – 3 pm | Assiniboine Forest – Chalfont @ Grant
- Thursday, July 25 | 6:30 – 8:30 | Assiniboine Forest – Chalfont @ Grant
- Saturday, August 10 | 1 – 3 pm | Assiniboine Forest – Chalfont @ Grant
- BONUS! Season Finale | Saturday, September 7 | 1 – 3 pm | Fort Whyte Alive – 1961 McCreary Rd.
Foraging classes, wild edible excursions, guided tours and eco tourism opportunities like the Fantastic Forest Forage routinely cost $50, $100, even $200. When you sign up for one Fantastic Forest Forage at $25, you get access to each and every date we’re offering! That includes the six dollar visitor fee for the Season Finale at Fort Whyte Alive. That’s a whole season of foraging and full access to all Fort Whyte has to offer for only $25. And kids under 12 forage free!
GROUP & CORPORATE RATES:
Other dates & discounts available for workplaces & large groups! A Fantastic Forest Forage is great team-building opportunity and we can customize it to suit your needs. Email us today to arrange your experience.
Rave Reviews for Fantastic Forest Forage
“I liked the potental for being able to add to my culinary knowledge and using wild ingredients in my cooking and menus.” – Chef Brent Prockert, All Seasons Catering
“An overall great day!”
“My favourite part was the tea because you actually sampled something that you made with the plant.”
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-writted 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.