Wild Foods Forage and Feast at Tompkins Cortland

Farm to Bistro Wild Foods Forage and Feast – Tompkins Cortland Community College

When: Saturday May 6th, 2017 – 10:30-2:30

Where: Starting at the TC3 Farm – 100 Cortland Rd, Dryden, NY

Ending at Coltivare Restaurant – 235 S. Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY

Cost: Public $35/Students $25. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Spaces are limited so RSVP to haydenstebbins@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Forage and Feast




Join ethnobotanist and clinical herbalist Hayden Stebbins for a walk through forest and field to see the world in a way you’ve never seen before. During this walk, Hayden will teach you about common plants and mushrooms, how to identify them by family, and their edible, medicinal, or poisonous properties. You and the group will harvest edible plants as you go, and will bring them to the kitchen where you and the group will prepare a multicourse meal combining the harvest with regular food. This will include a wild plant pesto, hummus, salad, a couple teas and an extra dish depending on what plants and mushrooms are found.

The class will run 3.5-4 hours. If you would like to take notes (there will be a lot of information shared), bring a notepad and pen. Wear appropriate clothing for a relaxed walk and weather, but most importantly, bring a big appetite and a curious mind!

We will start at the TC3 Farm, taking a plant walk and harvesting plants (and maybe mushrooms). We will then drive down to Coltivare in Ithaca, aiming to arrive at 12:15. There, we will prepare wild pestos, hummus, salad, an extra dish, pasta, and tea to create a veritable feast from our harvest.

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