Wild Foods in Barbacoa

Sunday, May 6
11 AM – 3 PM

Architecture Field 02


On Sunday May 6th, from 11AM to 3PM, The Windham Local will set up a one-day, interactive wild food event at Barbacoa, located in Architecture Field 02. This event, onsite at Art Omi, is free and open to the public.

Visitors will have a chance to touch, smell and taste some of the wild foods of the region, as well as gain an understanding about how these plants, animals and fungi connect in a wild food system.

Local chefs, including Renee Baumann from The Windham Local, will prepare dishes using wild foods, visitors will be encouraged to sample creations made from Japanese knotweed, spruce tips, ramps, ostrich fern fiddleheads and trout lily.

Prior to the event at Barbacoa, on Saturday May 5th, The Windham Local will be hosting guided foraging walks to introduce wild edible plants growing in this region. The tours will be led by talented local plant experts including ELODIE EID (West Kill Brewing and the Newton Farm Collective) and TUSHA YAKOVLEVA (Found Wild). We will learn how to identify and prepare a variety of wild plants.

The tours will meet up at the Windham Local at 8AM. Then we will head out to a nearby forest for our tour and foraging expedition. Around noon we will reconvene at the Windham Local for a tasty lunch featuring wild produce and a chance to sample some beers and sodas made with wild, local plants.

Tickets ($45) are available now, and include the guided walk and a wild food-centered lunch at the Windham Local.

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