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Intro to Foraging & Tender Greens | TF

Never eat a boring salad again.

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

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, Japanese knotweed, wild garlic, chickweed, garlic mustard, ground ivy, dandelion Spring - wild onion, yellow dock, jumpseed, wild sorrel, dame’s rocket, field mustard Fall - galinsoga, lady’s thumb, watercress, wild spinach, yellow rocket, chickweed, garlic mustard 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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