Are you looking to learn more about local food. To discover what’s unique about Winnipeg’s food scene and learn a little more about the producers, and artists who are putting this small city with big heart on the global stage. You’ve come to the right place. SavourWinnipeg.com and our education series was created to celebrate and educate. Savour the Experience!
A Fantastic Forest Forage
An introduction to Winnipeg’s wild edibles and foraging techniques
Each year, Savour Winnipeg, in partnership with outdoor educator and foraging fan Barret Miller, offers 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 cover plant identification, tools of the trade, tips and tricks for finding your favourite vittles, and sample whatever we find.
Foraging classes, wild edible excursions, guided tours and eco tourism opportunities like the Fantastic Forest Forage routinely cost $100, $200 even $500. But we offer our excursions for only $50.
Because what’s edible changes with the season, we don’t want you to miss a thing. SavourWinnipeg.com site customers exclusively get a free upgrade to a full season pass. That means you get every single date and time you can make for the same price of $50. That’s all five sessions, for $50. And kids 12 and under forage free.
2017 DATES ANNOUNCED!
Wednesday, May 31 | 6:30 – 8 pm | Assiniboine Forest
Sunday, June 11| 1 – 2:30 pm | Little Mountain Park
Sunday, July 9| 1 pm – 2:30 pm | Assiniboine Forest
Saturday, August 19 | 1 – 3 pm | Bois-des-esprits (Seine River Park)
Sunday, September 10 | 1 – 2:30 pm | Assiniboine Forest
*Children and youth must be accompanied by an adult with a valid season pass.
Global News “Better Winnipeg: New Palettes found with Forest Foragers program”
A weekly feature that focuses on people and events that make Winnipeg better, Michelle Lissel joined us last summer and savoured the experience. Find her article and video here.
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.