Flora & Fungi Wild Food Adventures
Fall in Love with the Outdoors through Food
Small group, hands-on foraging, fishing, and cooking excursions crafted to deepen our relationships with the natural world.
Pop-Up Ecosystem-based Dinners and Creative Collaboration Food Events.
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- Sat, Jul 30Homer
- Thu, Jun 09Lummi IslandJun 09, 3:00 PM – Jun 12, 12:00 PMLummi Island, 4300 Matia View Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262, USAThis camp celebrates the wild food of the Salish Sea. We’ll learn how to forage seaweed by kayak, prepare wild salmon on an isolated beach, eat local bivalves, shellfish and cheeses, and much more. We'll be headquartered at the beautiful Nettles Farm B & B on Lummi Island.
- Wed, Nov 17Camp Ernest
Maria's porcini camp was great! She walked us through the identifying features, habitat, and indicator species before leading a forage through likely territory. Throughout the day, Maria shared her deep knowledge of the local ecology, identified other mushrooms and plants we found while hunting, and shared stories about other mushrooming adventures. The camp concluded with an incredible campfire porcini risotto for lunch. While conditions on the day-of weren't ideal, we retraced our steps a couple weeks later and found several enormous porcinis!
Alaska Wild Food Camp changed our lives! We moved closer to Alaska after we went on Maria’s mind and mouth expansive experience last August. We paddled in a glacier lake, learned how to fish and prep whole sockeye, identify edible sea plants and forest fungi to bring back to a comfy camp and eat everything but the fin. Recommend for anyone ready to see where mother nature is still a true wild child.
-Pamela & Denise
We went to Alaska last summer with Maria and her team. The trip was well organized and in a stunning and unique location that would not be generally available. The food camp involved a combination of food-educational events such as mushroom hunting, seaweed gathering, breaking down salmon, and cooking. We also did sea kayaking and guided hikes with a local expert on the history and geology of the stunningly beautiful area. People could participate as they desired, it was a low-pressure, high-fun environment that was the perfect blend of relaxed socializing with individual time and organized activities without pressure to attend. Make room, I'm signing up for more!
Maria & Flora Jayne
Maria Finn is an author and chef living on a houseboat in Sausalito. Before adopting Flora Jayne, the truffle dog-in-training, she was an ocean faring cat lady. (She still loves the sea and her cats). She often writes about food and sustainability and so when she began working as a private chef, she focused on sourcing regenerative foods and food she forages along the California Coast. From seaweed to chanterelles, she believes that harvesting wild food is an intimate and visceral way to connect with nature.
She smelled her first black Périgord truffle about 10 years ago. It reached inside her and made her want it more than anything in the world. This desire has led her to the forest and her truffle-dog-in-training, Flora Jayne.