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Intro to Foraging & Superfoods | TF

Superfoods don't have to be super expensive

  • 20 US dollars
  • Terra Farms & Field 2605 Buffalo Valley Rd Spring Grove, PA

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: As a working U-Pick flower farm, this site is easy to navigate, but it does have some hills. Marshy areas near the stream mean boots are ideal. Extensive teaching gardens here are scattered to display native plants, shrubs, and trees that love marshes, hillsides, and forests. A uniquely perfect teaching site. PARKING & FACILITIES: Follow the signs for the U-Pick flower farm to the open gravel lot next to an open field. You’ll see a flower stand and chicken eggs at the entrance. Port-a-potty ONLY AVAILABLE July-Oct. 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 if you’d like to take notes. Large parts of this location are unshaded. Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring a hat for shade. WHAT ELSE TO KNOW: From July-October the U-Pick is open for business, and they sell their own eggs. Volunteer opportunities to learn about flower farming are available.

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1022 South Pine Street, York, PA, USA

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