Catskill Tourism Foraging Wild Food Weekends Hills Country Inn Callicoon

Foraging retreats in the CatskillsWild Vegetables of Late Spring : June 1st-3rdMushrooms & Fall Foliage : October 12th-14th

Join Early Bird Cookery at the Hills Inn for two incredible weekends of foraging with Nathaniel Whitmore, an expert in botany, folk-lore and the medicinal theory of using wild foods and herbs.
Nathaniel will take you into the woodlands and meadows where you will learn to identify and harvest wild vegetables (early June) and mushrooms (mid October. We are in the southern foothills of the Catskill Mountains and our area is home to many wild foods. Wild vegetables are at their best in late spring: the season of greens and “shoots”. Learn how to identify and harvest various edible plants such as Poke, Milkweed, Violets, Clover, Mustard Greens and Chickweed. You will then prepare and preserve your finds in our beautiful commercial kitchen and finally sit down to a three-course forest-to-table dinner at the end of the day.
Guests arrive Friday night to local wine, a spread of cheeses, meats & snacks, and settle into the quiet of the Catskills. Saturday you will head out with Nathaniel to forage and then head back into the kitchen with your bounty! A three-course forest-to-table dinner and then a bonfire by the pond will complete the night. Sunday guests can shop the local farmers market along the Delaware River, take a hike, kayak or simply explore town before heading home.
Accommodations are at the Hills Inn : a gorgeous Catskills resort nestled at the foot of the mountains, complete with pond and tennis courts. Breakfasts, lunch and a three-course dinner on Saturday are included in your stay. Reservations are limited : please book early. Sign up for one or both events! (If you live locally, we’d love to have you join us for the day. Contact us for day rates and details) info@earlybirdcookery.com

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