Fall Foraging Event in Friday Harbor for Foodie Fun
There's more to the San Juans than whales! Discover San Juan Island's wild food scene with a Fall Foraging Fiesta, October 8th through 10th. This will be an action-packed, fun-filled weekend learning about the Islands, and the sustainably-farmed products available. Friday night we'll enjoy a presentation from one of the Island's most passionate foragers. She forages on a macro level, looking for new producers of sustainable ingredients for the Island's co-op and area restaurants. On Saturday, we'll forage on the micro-level. We'll tromp trails and fields gathering wild mushrooms and greens; glean fruit from trees and vines; harvest mussels and clams; collect eggs; visit farms for milk and meat; help with the wine grape harvest; stop at farms producing honey, goat cheese, cider and more. We'll break midway through and savor lunch at one of our favorite picnic spots. Then we'll head back and cozy around the fire to enjoy some wine & hors d'oeuvres, where our chef will help us cook up our bounty for dinner.
On Sunday we will taste test common everyday ingredients including salt, olive oil and chocolate.
Participants should bring appropriate attire: comfortable shoes for walking in mud and warm layers of clothing including rain gear, in case we encounter a bit of northwest rain and sunshine throughout the day.
Package price of $195 includes presentation on Friday night, transportation and admission to farms on Saturday, dinner and hors d' oeuvres and tasting on Sunday. Stay at our Inns and receive a complimentary copy of our cookbook for participating in this package (lodging not included in price.) Admission for the farm tour is limited; contact Stephanie at Coho Restaurant to reserve your place now. 360 378-6330.