This is a great time of the year to go Wild Foods foraging, and attached are two pdf’’s - Wild Foods – Rowanberries and Wild Foods – Elderberries, which will help you enjoy this unique and rewarding pastime. They are designed for any ‘Joe Soap’ to use…. The ‘What it looks like’, the ‘How to find it’, the ‘Irish history behind it’, the ‘Traditional methods of preserving it’ and the recipes are all there.
You can keep the finished product for you, your friends and family through the dark winter months, or you can set-up a stall (or share one) at Slow Foods Ireland’s, Wild & Slow Festival 2011, will take place in Macreddin Village, Co. Wicklow on November 19th & 20th.
Presented by Slow Food Ireland and celebrating all that is wild in Ireland in a WinterFest Style Market, it will run from afternoon into crisp dark evening, complete with Wooden Stalls, the odd glass of mulled wine, wood burning braziers and roasted chestnuts – enough to keep everyone happy. In addition to the fantastic Wild Foods that will be on sale from the stallholders, there will be Wild Workshops, Tastings, Talks and Demonstrations…something to spark the interest of all.
Although the inaugural year of any event should be small and concise, all events need to think BIG….and so all hands are required to deck, for this Event.
So it’s a wonderful excuse for you and yours and any kids that you can roundup, to get out this weekend and start harvesting for Wild & Slow 2011.
There’s lots of info at http://wildandslow.com/
Happy foraging and warmest regards