Foraging field day in Cashiers

out foragingFamed Asheville forager Alan Muskat will answer all your burning questions about forest foods during the next installment of the Village Nature Series at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Village Green Commons in Cashiers, with a private foraging tour to follow on June 25 at Skylight Farm near Cashiers. 

“Foraging doesn’t hurt the woods; what hurts the woods is not foraging,” Muskat said.

Muskat, who has been featured in Southern Living, The New Yorker and CBS News, will separate fact from fiction with his free talk, “Off the Eaten Path,” including a “show and smell” segment and a peppering of tales of high-class survival. The next day, the foraging tour will teach participants to safely identify and gather wild plants and mushrooms, with a “find dining” lunch experience to follow. Former Charleston Chef Chris Weihs will demonstrate and prepare a meal with the foraged food.

The Tuesday talk is free. For more info on the foraging tour, contact at 828.743.3434 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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