On October 1st of 2011, members of the Culinary Guild gathered at Great Brook Farm State Park. The goal was to learn about wild edibles with professional environmentalist and wild foods enthusiast Russ Cohen.
Over 66 wild edibles have been identified in Great Brook Farm State Park. Sheltered from the light morning drizzle by one of the park’s wooden picnic areas, we listened as Russ explained how to forage and showed us some of the plants we should look for and avoid. Russ’s brief lecture was just long enough for the sky to clear, leaving us with a brilliant, cool day for foraging.
After we finished foraging, we traveled to Verrill Farm in Concord, where we enjoyed a delicious meal made using foraged ingredients from a previous trip that Russ had taken.
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