Forage + Feast

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location: Warren Wilson College
$125 per person


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The craggy peaks of southern Appalachia, revered as the world’s oldest mountains, surround Asheville. Rich in biodiversity, these woods create fertile growing conditions for some 300 wild edibles—and set a bountiful tableau for chefs and food lovers. Grab a basket and head out on a guided foraging tour with professional foragers, chefs, and beverage professionals through old-growth forest. Gather seasonal delicacies, from wild mushrooms to sumac and sassafras, alongside local experts. Then take your harvest into the kitchen, collaborate with the professionals, and enjoy a sophisticated meal featuring ingredients plucked fresh from the forest floor.


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Featured Participants

Forager Chris Bennett

Forager Eric Williams

Carson Lucci and Eric Burleson, Over Easy Cafe

Chef William Dissen, The Market Place, Haymaker, and Billy D’s Fried Chicken

Chef Cassidee Dabney, The Barn at Blackberry Farm

Cultivated Cocktails

Lyndon Smith and Amie Fields, Botanist & Barrel

Forager Marc Willians, Executive Director, Plants and Healers International

Oak and Grist Distilling Company

Todd Boera, Fonta Flora

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2019 Schedule

Over 20 immersive signature events are featured throughout the weekend! Tours, dinners, parties, foraging and more await.


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This inspired, friendly and free-spirited food scene tucked in the mountains of Appalachia has been called “Foodtopia,” but the locals just call it home. Plan your trip now.

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