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4th Annual Summer Wild Edibles and Medicinals Walk & Feast

June 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A long, cool spring stretched out flowering times for wild blueberries and currants here on the farm…Now an excellent fruit set is evident,with the native bumblebees having moved on to early flowers on our elderberries!

High tunnel raspberries buds open soon into flowers, enticing bumblebees into the greenhouse.  Did you know that greenhouse berries are totally dependent on native pollinators?  Imported honeybees’ navigation is impaired by plastic greenhouse cover; native bumblebees navigate easily between indoors and outdoors, efficiently pollinating our raspberries! The plants are now about four feet tall and by the time our pick-your-own visitors arrive they will be well over your heads!

Join the Acorn Kitchen crew for a fun-filled jaunt through the world of wild foods!

Experience, taste, and learn about the bold & beautiful, intoxicatingly fragrant, and sweetly understated procession of medicinal and edible spring and summer wildflowers.

Walk with Felix, forager extraordinaire, around the fields, gardens and meadows of the farm and meet a number of tasty and useful edible and medicinal plants beckoning for connection.

Feast on the front porch with a lovingly prepared meal, showcasing edible wildflowers and other foraged foods wildcrafted and grown almost exclusively on local lands with care and respect.

Learn from cooking demos by Carly that will demonstrate how to incorporate wild foods in your meals, fancy or daily.

Participants will…

Gain skills to identify, harvest and prepare over eight different plant species
~ Enjoy a hearty luncheon– sure to be a feast for both your eyes and palette!
~ Make and take home recipes from the Acorn Kitchen cook book
~ Plus… visit the Bug Hill Farm store, sample our cordials and spreads, and receive a complimentary jar of our black currant jam!
~ Elderberrry plants will be on sale at the greenhouse.


Wildflower Salad
Ground Elder Pies
Milkweed Flower Bud Quiche
Wild Nori Rolls
Stuffed Wild Grape Leaves
Wild Crackers with… Caramelized Burdock Flower Stalk, Cattail Relish, Chickweed Pesto, and Spruce Shoot Pesto
Juneberry Tarts
Elderflower cake

Black Locust Flower Tea
Wild Rose Tea
Dandelion Soda
Linden Soda
Chickweed Comfrey Mint Juice

We will post when blueberries, currants and  raspberries ripen on our website!


June 25, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Bug Hill Farm
Ashfield, MA 01330 United States