WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
On weekends during the months of April and May, Berkshire Farm & Table will present Where the Wild Things Are – eight wild food walks in our local landscape lead by experienced and passionate instructors who will focus on responsible harvesting techniques, recipes and the history of foraging in the Berkshires. One of the motivations for undertaking such a series is to present expert voices to the public to educate on ecosystem balance and sustainability.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
Join renowned forager Aimee Gelinas from Windsor, MA, on a two-hour foraging walk at Stone Hill on The Clark campus in Williamstown beginning at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 28, 2012. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear appropriate clothing for hiking and weather conditions.
This month-long exploration of wild spring edibles is being presented thanks to the generous support of the Williams College Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program, a major sponsor of Where the Wild Things Are. Additional partners include The Briarcliff Motel, Mezze Restaurant Group, The Red Lion Inn and Storey Publishing.
Where the Wild Things Are walks are leading up to Berkshire Grown’s Farmed + Foraged culinary event, celebrating a weekend of spring flavors with more than two dozen restaurants offering spring dining specials and prix fixe menus from Friday, May 25 through Monday, May, 27, Memorial Day weekend.
This year, we will be featuring special lodging offers from our partners for all Where the Wild Things Are weekends. The Briarcliff Motel in Great Barrington, The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA in North Adams and The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, are welcoming all foragers who will be traveling from outside the area. Visit our lodging specials page for details.
Interested Williams College students will be admitted free, based on availability. If you are a Williams College student, please register online and select “Williams College Student” for your ticket. Please send us an email to confirm your registration by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE, participants are required to pre-register for all foraging walks. Walk-ins are not permitted as there is limited space for each walk. Registration is non-refundable. Location is subject to change but will remain in the northern or southern Berkshires as originally planned. Registered participants will receive confirmation of location and meeting spot via email the week of the walk.
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Berkshire Farm & Table
Berkshire Farm & Table promotes regional food culture in the Berkshires. We collaborate to cultivate tastemakers, produce events and foster dialogue in the media.
By sharing the unique stories and expertise of culinary artisans, farmers and agritourism experiences, our work advances food as another reason to explore and savor the Berkshires. For more information, visit berkshirefarmandtable.org.