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Foraging Classes and Tours

Published: August 15, 2016

No Taste Like Home

Asheville, North Carolina

Take your foraged ingredients to the tour’s restaurant partners, who will transform them into  wild mushroom pizza, daylily tamales, sassafras root beer, wisteria ice cream, and other dishes.

Suggested donation: $75 adult; $30 child. Scholarships, sliding scale pricing, and work trade available. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Green Deane

Orlando, Florida

Outdoor foraging classes in West Palm Beach, Orlando, and other Florida locations.

$30 per person, age 13 and above. No charge for children when accompanied by an adult.

Deane publishes a free weekly free newsletter and runs an online forum about foraging. Sign up for either on his website.

Steve Brill

Mamaroneck, New York

Foraging tours in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and in Connecticut and New Jersey with Steve Brill, one of the nation’s best-known foragers.

Suggested donation: $20 adult; $10 for children under 12. Private tours can be arranged for an additional fee.

Burdock and Rose

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Lisa Rose leads classes in herbal medicine and foraging.

Pricing varies, from free classes at the local library to workshops for $85 per person. Private foraging expeditions can be arranged for an additional fee.

Odd Produce

Chicago, Illinois

Dave Odd, who provides wild and unusual foods to dozens of Chicago restaurants, will take you out foraging.

Prices from $20 per person to forage in a park to $200 per person for a day-long experience. Will customize tours.


San Francisco, California

Wild food walks and classes in San Francisco, East Bay, and other locations.

Prices range from $40 to $90, depending on the activity, plus a 6 percent booking fee.

John Kallas

Portland, Oregon

The author of Edible Wild Plants: Wild Food from Dirt to Plate shares his expertise through workshops and expeditions.

Prices for day events from $20 to $50 per person, children 7–17 pay their age, children 6 and under are free.

Leda Meredith

New York City

Foraging tours in the Bronx and Manhattan with the author of Northeast Foraging. Meredith also does tours in San Francisco and Jerusalem.

$25 per person. Meredith also does tours in San Francisco and Jerusalem.

Interested in learning more? Find how-to’s, classes, and tours across the U.S. at saturdayeveningpost.com/foraging.

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