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