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Intro to Foraging & Superfoods | DJV

Superfoods don't have to be super expensive

  • 20 US dollars
  • DeJon Vineyard 5300 Hydes Road Hydes, MD 21082

Service Description

Eating healthier is easy with wild foods, and we’ll share with you the best superfoods, from protein-packed greens to juicy antioxidants. 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’ll talk about the pros and cons of picking from different areas to help you understand more about the food you’re eating and, depending on the host site, you might even be allowed to take home a basket for your evening meal! Intro classes cover safety, plant ID skills, and wild food uses that are applicable to all foraging, with a focus on high-nutrient superfoods. 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! Seasonal Finds: Spring - dandelion, broccoli family, wild spinach, wild onion, burdock, nettles, dame’s rocket, cutleaf coneflower Summer - purslane, wild spinach, black raspberry, wild mint family, elderberry, shiso, ground cherry, galinsoga Fall - wild grapes, black walnut, acorns, rosehips, autumn berries, sunchoke, Japanese barberry TERRAIN: This is a protected marshland area maintained by Ecotone. The trail can be marshy, so we do recommend hiking boots or waterproof shoes. Lots of wildlife live here serenely including hawks, and you’ll see this reforested marsh come to life in every season with berries, brambles, flowers, and aquatic life. There may be a short walk on a lazy road to access the marsh trail. PARKING & FACILITIES: Follow the long gravel drive along the vineyard, and park in front of the tasting room. Do not park at the house. Bathrooms available when the winery opens at noon, and we encourage you to support their business with a purchase. WHAT TO BRING: We always recommend dressing for the weather and being prepared to hike a bit outdoors. You should also bring your phone to take pictures with and a notebook. Large parts of this location are unshaded. Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring a hat for shade. WHAT ELSE TO KNOW: DeJon Vineyard is dedicated to protecting the natural surrounding and lifting up local businesses. Open at noon every day, they frequently have live music, and you can purchase full bottles from their tasting room which is spacious, warm and welcoming.

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1022 South Pine Street, York, PA, USA

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