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A Fantastic Forest Forage

An introduction to Winnipeg’s wild edibles and foraging techniques

Chefs Ari Schor (left) and Brent Prockert (centre) make a discovery. See more pictures at www.photobucket.com/forage

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.


Foraging classes, wild edible excursions, guided tours and eco tourism opportunities like the Fantastic Forest Forage routinely cost $100, $150 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 a season pass so you can enjoy the entire season, every single date and time you can make, for just $40. That’s a whole season of foraging for only $40. And kids forage free!



Media Coverage

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.

 Watch video.

“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.

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 “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.

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