An Experience Pack is a single-purchase bundle of classes & items on a foraging theme. We make it easy to structure your wild food journey with specific goals, but it is ultimately your choice how the experience unfurls.
Each Pack Includes:
2 Forage Culture Classes
1 Virtual Cooking Demo
1 Foraging Notebook
1 Green Bandana
1 U-Pick Event
Curated Items on Your Theme
Collection & Labeling Supplies
Access to All U-Pick Events
Access to Members Area
Early Access to Classes
What is a U-Pick Event?
Crew Members join us to forage for specific items and get to bring another person or child 8+ at no cost to your U-Pick event. You'll need to bring your green bandana so the property owners know you're with us.
How does the Experience Work?
We will send you a box with your curated items, collection & labeling supplies, bandana & notebook. You'll have a card with your Crew Member's password along with checkout codes to book to your classes. We will send you emails when classes become available, and you just enter your code at checkout.
Learn more about each specific theme by clicking on the Experience Packs Below.
How do I book my Experience Pack classes, cooking demos & u-picks?
Your box will contain a card with your personalized coupon codes. As soon as a class schedule is finalized and before it’s open to the public, you’ll get an email alerting you to the latest classes on your theme. Simply find the class on our web calendar by date or theme, and then enter the coupon code to register for class.
Once my included classes are used, what is the price for other classes?
Plant kingdom classes start at $20 and range up to $40. Fungi kingdom classes start at $30 and range up to $40. Cooking demos start at $27 and range up to $100.
What if I can’t make it for in person classes?
We offer a range of both in person and virtual classes to accommodate all of our students’ needs, and even our virtual classes stay small to provide a high level of engagement.
What is a U-Pick Event?
When Mother Nature supplies us with abundance, you get to come out pick for your pantry during a set time frame with Forage Culture team members there to help make sure you get the right items. These are not open to the public, but every crew member is allowed to bring one non-crew member along. Just be sure to have your green bandana visible as this is how our landowners can visually keep track of who’s on the property.
Why do we charge for U-Picks?
After your first U-Pick, there is a small fee to attend others. While we won’t supply everything, we do offer some supplies you can “rent-out” for the day. Charges help cover staff, insurance, educational resources and host site fees.
What’re some items that might be in U-Pick?
Sunchokes, wild bergamot, sweet goldenrod, fields of lambs quarters and shiso, or chanterelles. Depending on popularity, there may be limits on sparse items. Some events will include multiple items. All spaces are safe & legal.
What are some Mushroom Lover’s classes?
Expect to see foundational classes like hands on mushroom ID and post-foraging classes like how to store and make tinctures. Many of our virtual cooking demos involve mushrooms as a centerpiece or as easy add-ins.
What are some Tea & Spices classes?
There will be specific in person classes on collection, fermentation, storage and blending for forgeable tea components in the summer. Spices, such as sumac, shiso, evergreens, spicebush, wild oregano, & wild onions are discussed throughout the season in various classes, and they are used in almost every virtual cooking demo.
What are some Flowers & Self-Care classes?
In addition to learning about specific flower families such as brassicaceae or brambles, we’ll have classes that highlight preservation techniques for specific flowers such as violets and honeysuckle, and their uses in easy home products such as lotion bars & bitters.