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Upcoming Events
If you enjoy the Wild Food + Herb Market, you may appreciate a head's up about these events in the area!

Eat an Insect! Edible Insect Cuisine 

with Tanith Tyrr

July 21, 1:00 - 7:00 pm 
Ever wondered if bugs were edible? With the right preparation methods, insects can be not just palatable, but delicious gourmet cuisine. Part of the class will be spent foraging for local edible insects, then we will be working in the kitchen to prepare and sample gourmet entomophagy cuisine from around the globe. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for light outdoor walking as well as kitchen work. Please feel free to bring personal kitchen tools or ingredients as well as an appetite for a gourmet bug dinner. 

Instructor: Tanith Tyrr, NCSU Wild Foods Competition First Place Winner

Register here


Plant Guild

with Sarah Haggerty

July 24, 6:00-8:00 pm

1st and 3rd Wednesdays every month

In the plant guild, we gather every other week to share experiences in field identification, wild harvesting edible and medicinal plants, botanical medicine making and more. This is a hands-on course designed to facilitate learning about plants season by season. This ongoing series includes many take-home projects such as making plant medicines, plant collections and potlucks from wild foods. The Plant Guild meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Newcomers always welcome. 

Info/Register here


Wild Harvest Series: The Bounty of Summer 

with Sarah Haggerty
August 10, 2-7 pm 

Learn how the earth sustains and nourishes us. Abundant food is growing around us for free in the wild! All we have to do is learn how to use it. This practical, hands-on series will focus on wild food harvesting, processing and preservation with a particular focus on ways to extend the harvest through the year. Gain hands-on experiences gathering food from the wild. The first half of each class will focus on identifying and harvesting plants and the second half will focus on processing the wild materials into wholesome and delicious foods. They are highly recommended for anyone who is interested in understanding wild edible plants through personal, hands-on experience.  

The Bounty of Summer class will include fruits, berries, flowers, leaves and shoots. It will feature seasonal delights such as elderberries, sumac, meadow beauty leaves, pickerelweed fruits and more

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Back to Our Roots Women's Herbal Immersion

One Saturday afternoon per month, 
(Aug 31, Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 23, Dec 14) 1-5 pm, AbunDance Healing Arts Sanctuary, Pittsboro
With reverence and playfulness we will connect with our local herbal allies within a supportive circle of wonderful women. Classes will be hands-on and mostly outdoors. We will explore various activities to deepen our knowledge and relationship with the chosen plant of the month, including: harvesting and making medicine (and food if applicable), plant meditation, drawing, song, and sharing stories. Participants leave with a homemade herbal remedy each month to add to their growing home apothecary, plus a handout with extensive notes, recipes, and resources. $275. (919) 636 2545kimcalhoun@gmail.com.
Local Edible & Medicinal Plants Fall Field Study
Offered through CCCC
Meets all over Chatham County
Daytime option : Wednesdays, 1-4 pm, August 28-October 16 
Evening option : Thursdays, 5-8 pm, August 29-October 17
Meet, eat, and drink some of the abundant edible and medicinal plants growing wild in the NC Piedmont. In this hands-on field study, we'll cover identification, ethical gathering, preparation, and usage of foraged food and plant medicine.
Cost for the 8-week course is $66.25. THESE CLASSES WILL FILL UP so sign up early in person or by phone at CCCC in Pittsboro:(919) 545-8044. Registration begins August 7th--save the date. More Info
Refreshing Herbal Healing Soak
AbunDance Healing Arts Sanctuary
By appointment in July & August
For centuries, sacred herbal waters have been a part of healing rituals across many cultures for emotional, spiritual, and physical cleansing. Our skin, the largest organ of our body, is a potent way to soak in the benefits of various medicinal and spirit-lifting plants. Let me prepare you an outdoor bathtub of botanical bliss from fresh herbs and flowers growing in my yarden and glorious well water. 

When you arrive, I can introduce you to the plants that created your bath then leave you to luxuriate with a cup of tea surrounded by the beauty and peace of The Sanctuary.  Cost for an hour soak is $50 and must be planned at least a day in advance to give the giant sun tea a chance to steep.  This offer is limited to the summer months of July & August. Please contact Kim to schedule your visit or ask questions: 

Need mullein?
Contact Barry Wescott

Barry has 30 acres of mullein and is
 interested in information concerning how to harvest and process the mullien for selling.
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Summer Sweets & Treats

Come get wild with us this Sunday at the Wild Food + Herb Market from 1-4 PM and try something new, fresh and incredibly nutritious. 


Wild Food + Herb Market - Carrboro

  Sunday, July 14th

at Carrboro Commons (301 W. Main St., Carrboro, NC)

 1-4 PM

Live music by Liz Moudy!

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See you there!


In gratitude,

Josh Lev & Jenny Schnaak
co-directors | Wild Food + Herb Market 
Monthly at Carrboro Commons, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro
email us: wildfoodandherb@gmail.com 

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theme of the month:


Each monthly market has an educational theme. July's educational theme is "Sweets"! Look out for vendors bringing creative specialties such as berries, wild honey, and more to fit this monthly theme! 




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Keep an eye out for these items at the upcoming Market


With so much rain and sunshine, you'll see lots of fruits, edible wild flower blossoms, greens and mushrooms if we're lucky!  


Look out for blackberries, milkweed, lambs quarters, amaranth, wood sorrel, sheep sorrel greens, stinging nettle greens, chanterelle mushrooms, dandelion, and more at the upcoming market.

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Harvest Abundance
Sunday July 14th from 5-8 PM
A fundraising dinner, raffle and live auction
benefitting Chatham Mills Farmers' Market
and The Abundance Foundation.
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Huge thanks to the Town of Carrboro and Carrboro Rec & Parks for working with us so diligently to get the Wild Food + Herb Market up and running!