The Whallonsburg Grange Hall will present a workshop covering the basics of identifying, sustainably harvesting, and cooking with roughly a dozen wild spring edibles. The course will include a field portion and a kitchen portion, beginning with a hunt for nearby wild foods. Participants will then use what is collected, supplemented by local farm products, to collaboratively prepare a lunch feast in the Grange’s commercial kitchen.
The class will be taught by Dillon Klepetar, co-owner of Farmstead Catering in Essex, NY. Dillon has a deep history with animal husbandry and farm management, as well as professional catering services. It will be held on Sunday, May 29 from 9am-noon, meeting at the Grange before heading out into the woods. Please come prepared for a variety of outdoor conditions, and bring a trowel!
Cost is $15 per person, or $25 per family. Please register ahead of time by calling the Grange at 963-4170 or by emailing Kate Ritter, Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.