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Intro to Foraging & Tender Greens | DJV

Never eat a boring salad again!

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

Service Description

Typically, cultivated greens tend to have very little flavor compared to the variety of wild greens you can gather outside your door. Learn how to pick and store seasonal greens; from tangy wood sorrel to refreshing chickweed, wild mints with cumin undertones, and ivies with minty tones! In early spring and fall, we'll probably also encounter a wide range of broccoli family relatives, garlic mustard, and horseradish-esque greens. Our intro classes cover safety, plant ID skills, and wild food uses that are applicable to all foraging, but this class has a focus on leafy greens! We will relate what you see to common grocery store items through sight, smell or taste, and we’ll cover all sorts of seasonal items from arugula replacements to green-bean tasting shoots. We encourage you to take the same class at multiple locations AND different times of the year to improve retention & to provide a high personal success rate! Seasonal Finds: Early Spring - microgreens, daylily, hosta, wild garlic, chickweed, garlic mustard, ground ivy, dandelion Spring - wild onion, yellow dock, jumpseed, wild sorrel, dame’s rocket, field mustard, Japanese knotweed Fall - galinsoga, lady’s thumb, watercress, wild spinach, yellow rocket, chickweed, garlic mustard 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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