Foraging Tour of Central Park (Adult + Child Over 12 Years)
Central Park, always a great park for foraging, is spectacular in late spring. The wild fruits alone make the park worth visiting. Two species of mulberries, red and white, and their pink hybrid, drop berries everywhere. You only need to position a drop cloth under a branch and shake, to harvest a year's supply. These berries are perfect in any fruit recipe. They make great jam, and they freeze well too. When the bushes get full sunlight, the juneberries (serviceberries) are also spectacular. With a sweet flavor like blueberries, apples, and almonds, it's a testament to our disregard for nature that no one ever cultivated this top-notch fruit.
When to arrive:
5 minutes before
Bring a plastic bag for vegetables and herbs, paper bags for mushrooms, plastic containers for berries, drinking water, and a pen. Also, please dont wear sandals.
12 hours in advance
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Central Park, (enter near Central Park West & West 103rd Street), New York, NY 10025
(914) 835 2153
(914) 835 2153
Learn about edible/medicinal wild plants and mushrooms with America's go-to guy for foraging, naturalist/author/artist 'Wildman' Steve Brill.
Bring a plastic bag for vegetables and herbs, paper bags for mushrooms, plastic containers for berries, drinking water, and a pen. Also, please don't wear sandals.