Midwest Wild Harvest
This wild food focused
event provides education and experience finding, processing,
and feasting on edible wild plants and other foragables in a
beautiful camp setting. Founded by wild food author and
teacher Sam Thayer and now run independently by his wife
Melissa Price, this event employs a similar motif to the
long running events: the West Virginia Nature Wonder Wild
Food Weekend, and the North Carolina Wild Foods Weekend. The
Midwest Wild Harvest Festival is open to anyone from
beginning to advanced foragers. A group of diverse
instructors provide workshop options for registrants. And
like all these wild food weekends, there are ample
opportunities to make friends, discuss wild foods, learn and
Over the weekend there are a total of about 8.5 hours of
outdoor workshops and activities, a keynote speaker on
Friday evening and a two hour open forum where participants
share their wild food experiences and knowlege. There is a
wild food potluck dinner on Friday night prior to the
Keynote presentation. Participants can enter a contest for
the best wild food dishes. There is general playfulness and
music after dinner on Saturday night.
2015, John Kallas of Wild Food Adventures will be giving the
Keynote presentation, at least one nature walk and 3
workshops. The exact content is to be decided soon. Other
presenters include Sam Thayer, Mike Krebill, Leda Meridith,
Ellen Zachos, and others.
Five meals are provided starting with the Friday evening
wild food potluck and ending with Sunday morning breakfast.
The Friday potluck is all about wild foods, the remaining
meals are healthy organic conventional foods peppered with
wild foods when possible. Meals are prepared by staff and
served in an indoor dining hall.
Participants can choose to camp or stay in a dorm at the
facility at no extra charge.
registration runs from $85 - $100 depening on what you
register for. Children 5-13 range from $45 - $65. Children
under 5 attend for free. Always check the official web site
below for current pricing.
N8759 Breakneck Rd, Birchwood, WI 54817
Official Web Site: http://wildharvestfestival.org/
The Wisconsin Badger
11815 Munz Ln, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Wild Food Adventures is NOT the official web site for the
Midwest Wild Harvest Festival. It does not own or manage the
Festival. The Festival is listed here as an informational
service to visitors of our web site.
Managing a Press
Discussing Sumac and Honey