Free Urban Foraging Workshops July 10 & 11

seafm-8-3-foraging (1)Did you know that many of the native species we see around us (and label as weeds) once were a prize source of both food and medicine? On Friday and Saturday, Our Kitchen Table’s urban forester, Laura Casaletto, will lead Urban Foraging Workshops at the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market. Ms. Casaletto will share how to identify the edible plants growing in your Grand Rapids neighborhoods. She has been using foraging as a means to supplement her family’s food budget for many years.

The Friday workshop at Garfield Park will start at 4 p.m.; the Saturday workshop at G R Ford will start at noon. The market is open for business:

  • Fridays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  at Garfield Park, 334 Burton St. SE
  • Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gerald R Ford Academic Center, 851 Madison SE.

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market warmly welcomes patrons using Bridge cards (SNAP), Double Up Food Bucks,WIC Project Fresh, Cash Value Benefits, Summer EBT and debit cards. If you make a purchase with a Bridge Card, you get $1 for every $1 you spend to buy more Michigan produce (up to $20 each visit).