Saturday, April 28, 2012

Foraging Walks in the Berkshires

Foraging Walks in the Berkshires throughout April and May

On weekends during the months of April and May, Berkshire Farm & Table, an organization cultivating economic development through the advancement of food culture in the Berkshires, 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.

This is the second year Berkshire Farm & Table is producing Where the Wild Things Are. One of the motivations for undertaking such a series is to present expert voices to the public to educate on ecosystem balance and sustainability. The walks are in alignment with sustainable wild harvesting practices led by expert foragers. Participants will learn about edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms, nature and ecology plus culinary and medicinal benefits of wild plants and cooking with wild foods.


This year’s expert foragers for Where the Wild Things Are include Russ Cohen, Blanche Derby, Aimee Gelinas, Evan Strusinski and John Wheeler. The walks are open to all community members and will take place on four weekends during the months of April and May.

The Schedule of Events for Where the Wild Things Are is as follows:
  • Saturday, April 28 (11am – 1pm) Sold Out
    Aimee Gelinas at Stone Hill in Williamstown
  • Sunday, April 29 (1 – 3pm) Sold Out
    Blanche Derby at Field Farm in Williamstown
  • Saturday, May 5 (1 – 3pm)
    Russ Cohen at Money Brook Trail in Williamstown
  • Sunday, May 6 (1 – 3pm)
    Russ Cohen at Cole Field in Williamstown
  • Saturday, May 12 (10am – 12pm)
    Evan Strusinski at Laura’s Tower/Ice Glen Trail in Stockbridge
  • Sunday, May 13 (10am – 12pm)
    Evan Strusinski at Monument Mountain in Great Barrington
  • Saturday, May 19 (9 – 11am)
    Aimee Gelinas at Tyringham Cobble in Tyringham
  • Sunday, May 20 (1:30 – 3:30pm)
    John Wheeler at South Mountain DCR in Pittsfield
The walks will take place rain or shine. The cost to participate in each walk is $25 per person, free to Williams College students as thanks to Williams College’s ongoing support of this program. Registration is mandatory and reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to scheduled walk. Registered participants will receive a confirmation email a few days prior to the scheduled date with details on meeting place.


For reservations and ticket information, visit Where the Wild Things Are
For more info, visit Berkshire Farm & Table or email
For details about the Williams College Sustainable Food & Agriculture Program, contact Brent Wasser at 413.597.4422.



Berkshire Farm & Table is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate regional economic development through the advancement of food culture in the Berkshires. Through building relationships, producing events and fostering dialogue, they bring the unique stories and expertise of Berkshires’ culinary artisans, farming values and agritourism experiences to the forefront of the national food movement.

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