Lori McCarthy has been picking wild edibles since a young child and has spent the recent years foraging for some of this city’s top restaurants. During the summer months (June to September), you can join Lori and walk through our woods and onto our beaches in search of the amazing bounty that our province has to offer. Depending on the time of year we will identify and taste 10-15 different species of edibles.
Once we have finished our woods walk and beach forage. We will sit, breath the fresh air and appreciate the beauty in our surroundings while you are shown how to prepare some of our traditional foods over the open fire; all the while telling you stories and traditions around the food of our province. Depending on the time of year, you can look forward to sampling Labrador arctic char, moose, mussels, cod or smoked mackerel. Always to be accompanied by traditional bread, buns and local berry preserves.
This will suffice as a full meal.
This is one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most treasured traditions: the boil-up. For those of you that have never heard the term before, it simply means a spot of lunch and a cuppa tea boiled up over an fire. Feel free get involved, walk about and take plenty of pictures or sit and relax while we get the fire going to cook up a taste of wild Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Availability of wild edibles to identify will depend on the season. This is a 3-4 hour experience.
- Tours take place within 1 a hour drive of St. John's. Transportation is not provided.
- Appropriate footwear and clothing necessary, extra sweaters can be arranged at time of booking, just ask.
- Please be sure to make your guide aware of any medical conditions that would be important for us to know.
- First aid packs and sunscreen are available but if you like, pack your own sunscreen and any additional items.
- These tours are all weather-dependant and can be cancelled inside a 12 hour window, if this is the case your money will be fully refunded.
- Some of these tours require that you are able to hike rough terrain please inform us if this is a problem.
- Children are welcome but understand the tour fully before you commit to including small children.
- Some of these tours require extended time in remote areas without bathroom facilities.
- All tours require you sign a waiver.