Ever wonder where your food comes from? Sign on for a wild adventure with Vancouver's Swallow Tail Tours to find out first-hand â and you won't have to wield a shovel or knife, bag or basket.
During the crew's two-hour Wild Edibles Tour, May through November, Mother Nature's secrets will be revealed as you seek out appetizing jewels in North Vancouver's rainforest. Treading lightly, and leisurely, through the forest, your guide/chef will enlighten as they reveal how to identify the region's edible bounty: in spring, fiddleheads, licorice fern, nettles and big-leaf maple flowers will be on display while fall showcases a wealth of mushrooms, with oyster, porcini, chanterelles and more blanketing the forest floor. And while you won't pluck these provisions yourself, a delectable gourmet lunch, which features the very bounty spotted on your journey, will be served in a mountain cabin or alfresco by a rushing river. (Your culinary guide will showcase how best to use these earthy ingredients in your menus at home.) It's the ultimate field-to-fork experience, served with a steaming mug of wild herb tea. www.swallowtail.ca/tours
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