Hey Tea & Spices Crew!
We have our first round of classes coming up, and y’all get first dibs! Remember, your experience pack includes two regular classes, regardless of price, and one cooking demo. You just have to e-mail us the date and class you’d like to attend, and we will register you. You have 24 hours from when this email is sent to pre-register for classes before we open them to the general public. After that, booking is not guaranteed.
Saturday March 20 - The City Ranch, Windsor Mill, MD
12pm - Nature Walk with Jared Urchek - 1.5 hour walk
1pm - Hot Honey - 2 hour virtual cooking class
Wednesday March 24 - York City, PA
4pm - Intro to Urban Foraging - York, PA - 1.5 hour walk
Saturday March 27 - Terra Farms & Field, Spring Grove, PA
10am - Intro to Foraging & Tender Greens - 1.5 hour walk
Saturday April 3 - Terra Farms & Field, Spring Grove, PA
12pm - Nature Walk - 1.5 hour walk w/ Jared Urchek
Thursday April 22 - Baltimore, MD
3pm - Intro to Urban Foraging - Larder Baltimore - 1.5 hour walk
Friday April 23 - Terra Farms & Field, Spring Grove, PA
2pm - Intro to Foraging & Superfoods
Saturday April 24 - Terra Farms & Field, Spring Grove, PA
10am - Intro to Foraging & Tender Greens
12pm - U-Pick
Friday May 7 - Terra Farms & Field, Spring Grove, PA
4pm - Broccoli Relatives - 1.5 hour class
5:30 - U-Pick
Saturday May 8 - The City Ranch, Windsor Mill, MD
10am - Intro to Foraging & Tender Greens - 1.5 hour class
12pm - More than Mint - 1.5 hour class
2pm - U-Pick
Saturday May 22 - DeJon Vineyard, Hydes, MD
10am - Brambles, Berries & Roses - 1.5 hour class
Saturday May 29 - Terra Farms & Field, Spring Grove, PA
10am - Brambles, Berries & Roses - 1.5 hour class
Nature Walk - $30
These walks are perfect for reinforcing your knowledge from other classes as well as introducing you to seasonal sightings of plants and fungi. By developing a working knowledge of the life cycle of nature you’ll hone your own foraging skills into a state of productivity instead of relying on luck. Casual in form, these are a great time to ask questions to high level professionals.
Intro to Foraging & Tender Greens - $20
The first few minutes will help you hone safety skills that are crucial to the success of any foraging. This is an identification-foused class where we will relate what you see to common grocery store items through sight, smell or taste. We encourage you to take the same class at multiple locations or different times of the year to improve retention & to provide a high personal success rate!
Intro to Foraging & Superfoods - $20
The first few minutes will help you hone safety skills that are crucial to the success of any foraging. This class will relate what you see to common grocery store items through sight, smell or taste, and we’ll briefly discuss nutritional benefits and history of the plants we see along with simple cooking ideas. We encourage you to take the same class at multiple locations or different times of the year to improve retention & to provide high success rates!
Intro to Urban Foraging - $20
This popular concept is a great way to appreciate nature in all its settings. Safety will be a large focus of this class in order to ensure students are prepared for the unique situation of urban foraging. You’ll be surprised what seasonal edibles you can find in the most unexpected places. The perfect accompaniment to any other foraging class!
Broccoli Relatives - $25
Broccoli and mustard, along with radish and arugula, all come from the same family. We’ll use some key ID features to discover several wild members of this delicious family of plants. By understanding the growing patterns of this family, you’ll be able to discover patches of your own favorite vegetables, greens, spices & roots.
More than Mint - $25
Did you know that lavender and oregano are part of the mint family? This highly dispersive, aromatic, and native family has key characteristics that make it a crowd & kitchen favorite. This class changes a bit each season, depending on what is available, and we guarantee you’ll enjoy the scratch and sniff theme!
Other classes that will appear on the schedule throughout the year in the Tea & Spices Experience theme:
Foraged Tea: Sips & Sourcing - $27
Try before you “buy” in this class where we will start by taste testing a few herbal blends while learning a little about our local tea history. Once we’ve explored these flavors, which can range from black and green teas to spicy mints, we will gather tea making blends from the host site and learn how to process them into your own teas. We will supply collection bags, disposal of canes or other byproducts, fresh tea and drinking containers. You must bring thick gloves and clippers or scissors for your collection. We will have some supplies you can “rent out” if needed. Collection items will be seasonal and limited to host site preferences and what Mother Nature provides.
Native Spices: Spicebush & More - $25
Spices have never been just about flavor. They were the original preservatives of indinenous people, and they are growing all around us. Come learn about alternatives for or