Have you ever gone foraging for food in the wild? Are you able to identify what’s edible? Here’s a wonderful opportunity to learn how to forage for wild edibles from an expert – Wildman Steve Brill – as he leads a walking tour of Millstone Farm in search of herbs, greens, and roots such as sassafras, lamb’s-quarters, burdock, common evening primrose, field garlic, sheep sorrel, mullein, wild carrots, wild raisins (which taste like bananas and prunes) and more!
Sunday, October 10 at 1:30 PM
2-hour walking tour at Millstone Farm
180 Millstone Road, Wilton, CT
Fee is $15/adult, $10/child under 12
An organic, farm-fresh lunch with the “Wildman” will be available at 12:30 PM, before the tour, for an additional $10
Please call 203.834.2605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot (limited space)
Dress for the weather, bring drinking water, plastic bags for veggies and herbs, paper bags for mushrooms (which spoil in plastic), and a container for berries. Digging tools for roots are optional
Steve Brill’s career in natural foods began in the ’70’s when he began cheffing at a hotel in Upstate New York. He then taught natural foods cooking classes at a yoga studio in Queens (his hometown) and eventually co-founded Natural Gourmet Caterers. He became interested in foraging for wild foods when he discovered a group of Greek women picking wild grape leaves in a Queens park in May of 1979. Brill has been recognized by many area chefs who, to his surprise, started knocking on his door a few years ago as the search for new fresh and organic products was on the rise.