FORAGE & FEAST IN BERMUDA
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Discover The #1 Foraging Experience in Bermuda
Founder and operator, “Ms. Doreen Williams-James” guides you through the Bermudian wilderness to forage for food, she hosts cooking classes, dinners, and more. Honestly, this sounds just as great as a traditional Thanksgiving spread.
Come and forage with us for free wild food! Why walk past food to go and buy food? After your foraging tour you will receive tasters made from some of the foraged plants.
Starting From $65pp
Popular Foraging Tours
Wild Herbal Remedy Classes
Learn about wild healing herbs and plants that exist in Bermuda and the benefits of such herbs and plants.
On our edible foraging tours you will learn which wild healing herbs and plants you can eat as well as their harvest season.
FIVE SENSES WILD EDIBLE HERBAL TOUR
We offer incredible observation tours. Explore & expand your knowledge of the plants & herbs that can be found out here.
wild EDIBLE EXCURSION & COOKING DEMo
Connect with the earth and become one. After foraging with us, enjoy a delectable taster prepared from your forage.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WILD HERBAL TOURS
As an operator of a wheelchair-able van, it was natural to curate a carefully designed pushchair or wheelchair friendly tour.
Ultimate Private Foraging excursions
This is a private version of either our foraging or observation tours, which we can customise for your group. Most popular amongst couples!
experts in the field with
My name is Doreen Williams-James and I’m excited to invite you on this adventurous journey with the wild edible plants. I started foraging as a child with my father going out picking Scurvy grass and New Zealand Spinach. These experiences will forever remain with me and have come to the realisation of the importance of getting back to the basics.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We are based in St. George, Bermuda. All programs meet on site, not at our office. Pre-registration is required.
Directions for all tours and classes are provided by email three days before the tour. In case of any changes, we will contact you 3 hours in advance.
Foraging for wild food have increased in popularity over the last few years, becoming a trendy activity for some and a complete lifestyle for others, as a result of rising awareness about eating organic and local fresh ingredients.
Foraging generally refers to searching, identifying and collecting food resources in the wild, including herbs, plants, fruit, nuts, mushrooms or even shellfish. It’s all about cooking, preserving and eating healthy and nutritious food while understanding our natural environment.
The greatest dangers in foraging are:
Not paying attention
Collecting too quickly
Not knowing the toxic look-a-likes for safe plants
Not knowing the toxic and poisonous plants for the area you are in
Eating unripe or out of season foods
A poor sense of smell and taste, if you are lacking bring a friend with you who is better endowed
It is always better to know how to identify the various plants, its environment and also to learn from an expert.
The tasting & observation tours takes place at Bermuda’s Nature Reserves where it is not permissible to forage and lasts 1.5 hours. On the tasting and observation, we meet and taste edibles but don’t actually gather them.
The foraging tour takes place in locations where foraging is permissible and lasts three hours. The foraging tour includes a cooking demo/tasting.
We can’t always announce where we’re going sooner than a few days before because often, we don’t know. Like a snorkeling trip, we go where the conditions are best. If it threatens to rain, we may go someplace else.
Our tours run rain or shine, so be sure to check the weather and dress to be comfortable outside.
We can always find and enjoy at least a dozen edible wild foods even in rain and strong winds. In the event of severe weather (thunderstorms, etc), we may cancel a tour give registrants the option to reschedule or receive a full refund. If rain and temperatures below 55 degrees are predicted, registrants may request a refund up to 24 hours before the tour.
Yes, on our three hour foraging tour you will have the opportunity to taste various tasters made from the various edible plants.
We allow children of all ages to attend — and children under 5 are free — with the following three requirements:
• you are responsible for keeping a careful eye on your child throughout the tour.
• you must make it very clear to your child that they must not taste anything unless specifically instructed to do so.
• on public tours, caregivers must take children out of earshot if they are crying or otherwise disruptive to the group.
Please also note that, while not strenuous, most of our walks are not suitable for strollers.
Dogs are not permitted on our public tours but are welcome, with notice, on our private tours. If you are bringing a dog on a private tour, you must let us know in advance.
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