Learn to forage and feast from an expert

Renowned chef, author and mycologist Bill Jones will lead West Coast residents into the fun of foraging for food.

“A Wild Forage Foods and Feast Experience” will provide a unique wild food experience with a bountiful forage food display, show and tell, and a delicious tapa brunch to top it all on Sunday, June 8.

“In celebration of the release of the Deerholme Foraging Book, Bill’s class will feature unforgettable wild foods from the fields, forests and oceans of east and west coast Vancouver Island. From 10,000 years of ancient foraging traditions, Bill will teach and share recipes that incorporate simple, delicious wild food prepared for modern tastes,” said Dorothy Baert.

“The spectacular class setting on the Tofino waterfront will inspire and delight as we learn, taste and celebrate the bounty of our rich environment.”

Jones’s work earned high praise from Eric Pateman, Chef/Owner of Edible Canada.

“Bill Jones is THE authority on foraging and mushrooms in British Columbia. Deerholme Farm is a mecca for culinarians who love the outdoors and Bill captures the beauty and essence of the Vancouver Island wilderness in his recipes and writing,” said Pateman.

The event is set for Sunday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at a location revealed to ticket purchasers. Admission is $95. Or $120 with a signed copy of Deerholme Foraging Book. Tickets available at Tofino Sea Kayaking. Call 250-725-4222 for information.