Wild Food Experiences
Join renown chef, author and mycologist Bill Jones as he leads you on a unique wild food experience. Forage food display, show and tell, guided forage and a delicious meal to top it all off.
Join us in 2017 for wild food forages in the spring (edible plants and morel mushrooms) and fall (wild mushrooms). The fall schedule is usually confirmed in August, the only thing that might really change is the start of the mushroom season (late September or early October) but the dates this year look like they fall in the “safe” zone. Buying a gift certificate enables the user to book any upcoming workshop (spring or fall).
Foraging Gift Certificates are available. The cost per person is $135 plus GST for a workshop and $215 for the foraging weekend package of a forage and cooking class. Forage Weekend events are available individually.
Fall 2017 Wild Food Foraging Workshops:
- Wild Mushroom Foraging – September 30th *sold out*
- Wild Mushroom Foraging Weekend – Foraging Saturday, October 7th and Mushroom Cooking Class Sunday, October 8th (Thanksgiving Weekend)
- Wild Mushroom Foraging – October 21st *sold out*
- Wild Food Foraging Weekend – Foraging Saturday, November 4th and Pine Mushroom Cooking Class Sunday, November 5th
Forage classes start at 11 am – 4 pm, Saturday
Cooking classes start at 12 noon – 4 pm, Sunday
Come dressed for the weather with a good pair of walking shoes. Rain gear may be necessary. We supply everything else you need.
The course is a fun day exploring the wild foods of the Cowichan Valley. We start with an informative talk in our farm classroom, sample some unique wild mushroom dishes and then head out on to the Trans-Canada Trail which runs by the farm. After a nice walk through beautiful and productive farmlands and forest we will identify wild mushroom, edible and poisonous species and habitat along the way. We will return to the farm for a unique dessert based on local foraged foods.
Foraging Workshop Cost:
$135/person (total with GST = $141.75/person or $283.50/couple)
Wild Food Weekend Cost:
$215/person (total with GST = $225.75/person or $451.50/couple)
Foraging: $135/person (plus tax = $141.75/person or $283.50/couple)
Mushroom Cooking: $100/person (plus tax = $105/person or $210.00/couple)
Private Cooking/Foraging Class (afternoon):
- Minimum charge $400 (1-2 students)
- $150/person (3-4 students)
- $135/person (5-6 students)
- $150/person (min. 6 students) for a foraging/cooking and dinner event
- Special dinners and ingredients (ie. truffles) available
Call 250 748-7450
Please sign up for our newsletter for updates or you can contact us below for reservations or questions.