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
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 $40. And kids* forage free.
Because what’s edible is always changing with the seasons, we don’t want you to miss a thing. That’s why SavourWinnipeg.com site customers exclusively get access to a full season pass (every single date and time you can make) for the same price $40. That’s all NINE sessions, a $360 value, for $40.
2016 DATES & NEW LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED!
Sunday, May 29 | 1 – 3 pm | Assiniboine Forest
NEW! Sunday, June 26 | 1 – 3 pm | Bois-des-esprits (Seine River Park)
Wednesday, July 13 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Assiniboine Forest
Saturday, July 16 | 1 – 3 pm | Assiniboine Forest
Wednesday, August 3 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Assiniboine Forest
NEW! Sunday, August 14 | 1 – 3 pm | La Barriere Park
Wednesday, August 17 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Assiniboine Forest
NEW! Sunday, August 28 | 1 – 3 pm | Little Mountain Park
RAIN DATE: Wednesday, August 31 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Assiniboine Forest
Sunday, September 11 | 1 – 3 pm | Assiniboine Forest
*Under 16 and 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.