Field Trip: Wild Foods

Duration: 5 hoursType: In-PersonPrice: $180

Whether you are strolling through a city park, hiking an urban forest trail, or even relaxing in your own backyard, wild foods abound in the Pacific Northwest. In this class, we will meet wild foods expert Sarah Ruppert at Carkeek Park where we will take a learning walk and identify the abundance of springtime wild foods, both native and invasive. Nettles and knotweeds, fiddleheads and big leaf maple blossoms are just a few of the plants we will learn about while we discuss ethical and sustainable practices. We’ll then return indoors to The Pantry’s kitchen, where Sarah will show you how to turn your future finds into a tasty meal. You’ll sip on elderflower spritzers as you make stinging nettle gnocchi with wild mushroom carbonara and fiddleheads; wild green salad with hazelnuts in a salmonberry dressing; spruce tip flatbreads with ramp and nettle butter and Japanese knotweed and strawberry crisp for dessert!

Foraging on Seattle Parks and Recreation Property is not permitted.

Please note: some classes can be adjusted for students with dietary restrictions, but many cannot. If you’re vegetarian, pescatarian, or gluten-free, you can use the drop-down menu on our events page to view the best classes to fit your needs. If a class you’re interested in doesn’t appear in that filtered view, please email us before registering and we’ll see if the class’s menu can be modified.

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