I'm very excited about this post and an event that I've got to share with you. Following on from participating in a Coastal Foraging Walk at Crail Food Festival I've been investigating the possibility of doing something similar closer to home. To cut a long story short, what started as a bit of a pie in the sky idea is now actually happening. My first ever Foodie Quine event.
Wild Food & Foraging Day in South Aberdeenshire
Sunday 27th October 2012
1pm - 6pm
£35 per person, accompanied children aged 8-16 free
This is a very special opportunity to join expert forager Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods on a coastal and woodland foraging expedition in South Aberdeenshire. The exact location is as yet unknown. Mark will be visiting the area a fortnight prior to the event to choose the general location. He will then do a detailed recce of the area the day before the event so that when he leads our forage the following day, he will be able to show us the very best of the wild foods that Aberdeenshire has to offer.
Join Foodie Quine and expert forager Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods exploring edible autumn fungi, fruits and plants followed by a wild cook-in and taster session
- Identify key edible species and important poisonous ones
- Home in on the best edibles
- Harvest mindfully
- Process and cook finds
- Plant lore
- Useful and medicinal plants and fungi
- Exciting and unusual wild foods from further afield
- Great outdoor fun and learning for all ages
- Food treats enroute from Foodie Quine
The Forage will take place no further than 20 minutes drive from the outskirts of Aberdeen in an easily accessible woodland area. It will more than likely be at Dunnottar Woods, Stonehaven. Exact location and meeting point will be confirmend a fortnight prior to the event. Expect to walk up to 2 miles, mostly on woodland path. Bring stout waterproof footwear, waterproofs, water and a small basket for your finds.
ABOUT MARK WILLIAMS
Mark Williams is a highly experienced and renowned forager with particular experience of woodland, hedgerow and coastal foraging in Scotland. He has led forays for the National Trust and the RSPB and has written cookery and wild food columns for a number of publications. Mark has also consulted and appeared on several wild food TV programmes.
Please sign up, tell your friends and spread the word. There are only 20 places available and its first come first served.
To book your place go to foodiequine.eventbrite.co.uk
If you have any queries drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to help. It promises to be a great event. Hopefully the first of many.