Discover some of our area’s most common edibles of field and forest just five minutes from downtown Asheville. Afterwards, enjoy edibles seen on the tour at the Grove Park Inn’s sunset-view restaurant.
Experience TripAdvisor's #1 Foraging Activity in the US
Wander through woods and meadows with expert guides, gathering any of over 500 edibles depending on the weather and the season. Enjoy a cooking demo, tasting, and the option to have your finds prepared at one of Asheville’s top restaurants.
Discover your yarden, the wild edibles growing just outside your door. You’ll meet over a dozen wild foods: greens, berries, mushrooms, and more. You’ll receive a list of your edibles and a “treasure map” showing where to find them. We’ll talk about harvesting and preparation, similar-looking species, medicinal uses, and more.
Ready to go wild? Experience what brings millions to Asheville every year — the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the vibrant food scene — with our unique forage-to-table tours.
We’ve been taking people “out to eat” for over 27 years. Tours are offered year-round. Led by expert guides, you’ll discover at least a dozen wild edibles, including ones you might find in your own backyard. Depending on the weather and the season, these can include mushrooms, greens, fruits, roots, berries, flowers, nuts, and more. We’ll gather together and cook up a tasting. Keep your foraged finds or have them crafted into an appetizer at an award-winning Asheville restaurant.
For a truly unique, 100% Asheville experience, join us off the eaten path. Tours average 10 participants and are family-friendly and suitable for all ages and abilities. Our introductory e-book is included, and all equipment is provided. Discover how fun, safe, easy, and delicious foraging can be!
Our guides are all experts in the field, including a former forager for over 75 restaurants, a naturopathic doctor, a board member of the North American Fruit Explorers, and an ethnobotanist with a master’s in Appalachian studies. For them, foraging is a way of life. With passion and precision, they make foraging safe and fun.
“With Hannelore’s help, we were able to literally get a taste of the connection people can experience with nature.”
A Lovely Morning with Hannelore, TripAdvisor
“Our guide Dimitri was a charm – fully knowledgeable, a caring teacher, funny, careful and a good singer – what could be better.”
We had a wonderful adventure from morning to night, TripAdvisor
“Jillian was as knowledgeable as she was accommodating to our rambunctious 4 year old. She even got him to try some wood sorrel which is incredible since he’s such a fussy eater.”
One of best adventures we’ve had in the entire country, TripAdvisor
“Justin was informative, engaged, and obviously very passionate and knowledgeable, which in turn made us more excited.”
A great way to reframe how you experience nature, TripAdvisor
“Natalie’s enthusiasm is contagious and her knowledge of local flora is incomparable… The most remarkable and memorable part of our experience was the fact that, against all odds, Natalie found my wife’s keys (which accidentally fell out of her pocket somewhere during our 2+ hour walk/hike) in deep leaves within a swale near the top of a mountain!! Now that’s one amazing forager :)”
Knowledge, Enthusiasm, and the best darned foraging trip ever!, TripAdvisor
Food is Everywhere, TripAdvisor
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