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Fox Haven Food and Medicine Forage Series: Fermented Fruit – June 9th

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm





Fermentation takes many forms – from a country wine that takes months to complete to a fermented wild-berry jam that takes 24 hours – the diversity of microbes and beneficial bacteria is beyond comprehension and we aim to take a wide sampling. Join Lacey as she foragers for edibles to add depth, flavor and fermented microbes to your diet.
Plants we may see: black walnut, wild berry leaf, mulberry, chickisaw plum, milkweed, st john’s wort, yarrow, catnip, juniper berries, honeysuckle


  1. Lacey has been wild fermenting, foraging and leading courses at Fox Haven for many years. In 2017 she was fortunate to have the opportunity to study under Sandor Katz as part of his weeklong Fermentation Residency in Tennessee. Some of her favorite ferments she’s made include Mimosa Blossom and Tulsi Wine, Autumn Olive Vinegar, Winter Greens Kraut and Lacto-fermented Black Walnuts – yum!




Fermenting Black Walnuts, tincturing medicinal wild weeds, nibbling Autumn Olive, weaving Wild Grape, plucking ripe Paw Paw, frying up edible mushrooms and so much more will be explored this year!

Join us for the third year of Fox Haven Foragers. We’ll visit some of our old favorites like Milkweed, Paw Paw, Goldenrod, Cattail, Jewelweed and Motherwort and we’ll introduce some new species to our forage like Witch Hazel, Japanese Barberry, Sassafras, and Blueberries.

Each Foragers class will include plant ID, foraging and processing the season’s bounty with local guides from diverse backgrounds and skill-sets. Class runs from 11am to 3 pm. For the first 2-3 hours class will be held in the field, gathering plants and learning botany skills. After a quick picnic lunch the last hour is spent processing and cooking or preparing the harvest into a tasty meal or a take-home medicinal.


March 10th Tender Tinctures + Nibbles Holly Poole-Kavana
April 14th Foraged First Aid Kit Katelyn Jarkowiec
May 12th Twisting Vines Caryl Henry
June 9th Fermented Fruits Lacey Walker
July 14th* Forest Finds – Frederick Watershed Jared Urchek
August 11th Wild Solutions for Stress Katelyn Jarkowiec
September 8th Pawpaw Haul Lacey Walker
October 13th* Mountain Mushrooms – Catoctin Samantha Feld


*Please note that these classes will be held at the Frederick Municipal Watershed (with the permission of the City of Frederick and the Maryland Wildlife Department)

A $7 dollar materials fee is included in each class price. These skills, experiences and finished products are only $7 per hour.


June 9
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Lacey Walker


Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven
3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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