Get schooled at the market! Curious about how these amazing market vendors make the artisan foods and products they bring to markets? We’re rolling out a new series at the Wednesday Farmers’ Market at Mueller where community members will learn from the pros in 30-minute mini workshop sessions. Attendees will have the chance to participate in a free raffle to take home a product from the instructor of the week. Workshops run from 6:30-7pm on Wednesdays along the lake. Join in the fun and education this week!
This week we’ll hear Eric Knight from Local Leaf!
Workshop title: Edible Plants
Description: Wild edible plants abound in Austin’s city parks, vacant lots, gardens, and lawns. Many of the “weeds” and native plants in Austin are not only edible, but nutritious! Stop by to learn about wild-harvesting basics, taste some in-season wild edibles, and take a short plant walk with Local Leaf’s Eric Knight.
About Local Leaf: Local Leaf bottles wild-harvested Yaupon Maté tea and runs local edible plant walks; it is Local Leaf’s mission is to use food to inspire environmental awareness and instill stronger connections to the natural world. Co-founder, Eric Knight, has led edible and medicinal plant walks for Earth Native Wilderness School and the LBJ Wildflower Center.