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Mar 30, 2017
Foraging for Wild Edibles - Brant Wildlife Festival
Mar 30, 2017
Foraging for Wild Edibles - Brant Wildlife FestivalForaging for Wild Edibles - Brant Wildlife Festival

When the Earth and the Moon align just right, the tides uncover a variety of edible treasures. Curious and hungry foragers will be lead in small groups on a foraging excursion, sampling salty-sweet ocean delicacies, Pacific Oysters and Manila Clams direct from their shells on the shellfish research farm of Vancouver Island University at Deep Bay. The ritual of sharing, dating back to Vancouver Island's earliest ancestors, as clearly denoted in prehistoric shellfish middens, is all part of the fun.

Foragers will learn about First Nations? use of shellfish, Vancouver Island's marine ecology, species identification and which island wines complement the organic ocean treats. Local experts will discuss where and how to forage for shellfish locally and how to make sure that your shellfish is safe to eat.

Afterwards, participants will retire to the Field Station for a short cooking lesson/ demonstration and a shellfish themed meal showcasing the products of local shellfish farms and paired with Vancouver Island wines all prepared by the Field Station's Chefs in residence. So, forget cutlery! Learn how an oyster can be enjoyed au natural!

This is a Brant Wildlife Festival event - find out more about this Spring celebration of nature at brantfestival.bc.ca.
Category:Marine
Date:Mar 30, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 6:00 pm
Address:370 Crome Point Rd, Deep Bay, BC
Location:Deep Bay Marine Field Station
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Cost:$125
Name:Amie Armet
Phone:250-740-6611
Website:Open Site
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