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Foraging Walks in the Berkshires throughout the Month of May

On weekends during the month of May, Berkshire Farm & Table will present Where the Wild Things Are – eight wild food walks lead by experienced and passionate instructors who will focus on responsible harvesting techniques, recipes and the history of foraging in the Berkshires.

The walks are in alignment with sustainable wild harvesting practices. One of the motivations for undertaking such a series is to present expert voices to the public to educate on ecosystem balance and sustainability.  Community members will learn about edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms, nature and ecology through educational walks in the local landscape with expert foragers. The culinary and medicinal benefits of wild plants and cooking with wild foods will also be explored.

The walks are open to all community members and will take place on four weekends during the month of May. This month-long celebration of wild spring edibles is being presented in partnership with Berkshire Grown’s Farmed + Foraged culinary event May 20 – 22. The Williams College Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program is sponsoring this first-time event as its educational value and access to students is in line with its mission.

Participant limits for each of the walks vary. Prices range from $15 to $25 per person, depending on the length and nature of the walk. The events are free to Williams College students. Registration is mandatory and reservations must be made at least 24 hours prior to scheduled walk. For reservations and pricing info, call Mezze Bistro + Bar at 413.458.0123 or send email to

Registered participants will receive an email a few days prior to the scheduled date with details on the exact location for the walk.

For additional details on the walks, to see the complete schedule, and to read bios on our foraging experts, please click here. For more information about the Williams College Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program, contact Katharine Millonzi at 413.597.4422.

In support of the Berkshire Farm & Table mission, the Williams College Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program is the official sponsor of Where the Wild Things Are with Berkshire Grown, Mezze Restaurant Group, The Porches Inn @MASS MoCA and Slow Food of Western Massachusetts supporting the event.

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