'Forage on the Farm' is a food focused event on the farm. The series promises to be informative, interactive and above all fun.
Foraged foods contribute to good health, every one has medicinal benefits. Food that has grown without chemicals, artificial fertilisers, in season, provides us with lots of nutrition. Foraging in nature contributes to well-being, as we become more aware of the living world around us, we become naturally mindful as we walk in nature.
This event will be a unique ‘behind the farm gate’- guided experience woodland and hedgerow foraging walk exploring fungi winter/early spring edible/ medicinal plants and a wild food tasting. We will venture through the grassy meadows, into the ancient Celtic rainforests to the limestone pavemet's of the Burren National Park, a UNESCO Geopark.
Husband and wife team, Cathal and Bronagh O’Rourke, will guide you on this walking tour through their farmlands which has been in the family for five generations. They have cared for the landscape, land, and their animals adhering to the requirements and needs of this unique landscape, which they have helped conserve and preserve.
You will also be joined by a foraging guide, who will inform about the unique plants, herbs, berries and trees of this landscape, its folklore and history, and the place cattle have in it's preservation.
Your experience will round up at the traditional rustic farm house for a tasting of of our beef and our hand harvested wild bounty.