Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tupper Lake Wild Edibles Program Planned

Garrett Kopp of Birch Boys Chaga in Tupper Lake poses with local reishi mushroomsAn encore workshop identifying and sampling the most prominent and tasty edible plants, roots, berries and fungi in the Adirondack Region has been set for Saturday, October 6th, and will be presented by Garrett Kopp of Birch Boys Chaga Tea and the Local Living Venture.

The Wild Edible Adirondack Salad workshop will be held from 11 am to 1 pm at the Birch Boys storefront at 123 Park Street in Tupper Lake. The event is indoors, with the option of a foraging hike afterwards if weather permits. Reservations are appreciated in order to plan the “menu” and coordinate carpooling for those interested.

The abundance of wild food that can be foraged for is fascinating to learn about, and was necessary to the survival of our Adirondack ancestors. Wild edible Chaga mushrooms will be featured at the event.

Presenter Garrett Kopp is the owner of Birch Boys Chaga LLC in Tupper Lake. He is a senior at Clarkson University studying Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

This is a “hands-on” event and the workshop is accessible for those with limited mobility. Bring a camera, notepad, and questions for the presenter, who is New York State’s first Department of Ag & Markets certified mushroom identification expert.

A suggested free will donation of $24 is requested to benefit Local Living Venture workshop creation, and includes sampling for a light meal that attendees will share in preparing. There is a discount of $45 as a family rate for two people, and $12 student. Partial scholarships (less material costs) are available upon request.

Registering for the course is suggested for materials planning.

To register, send an email to [email protected] or call (315) 347-4223 to reserve a spot, noting the number in party, contact phone number and email address when reserving. If you wish to car pool, indicate so when signing up.

All upcoming Local Living Venture (LLV) events may be viewed on their website.

Photo of Garrett Kopp of Birch Boys Chaga in Tupper Lake poses with local reishi mushrooms provided by Birch Boys Chaga LLC.

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