We really dig folks who forage their own food — and the chefs who put that food on their menus. When we head out into the woods, meadows and fields of this big, BIG province, we like to keep these accounts handy for information and inspiration.
Add a little foraged food to your instagram feed! Follow these explorers as they dig, snip and snap their way to delicious, wild edibles!
1 : Wild Foragers Society
Lee Earl & Rebecca Lamb lead foraging walks and tours around urban areas. Their feed is full of tips and preserving ideas for your wild discoveries.
2 : Joel Gray
Whether it’s wild watercress in iced over streams or fiddlehead ferns and morels, Joel Grey and the team at Bruce Wine Bar seem to be finding it.
3 : Forbes Wild Foods
Forbes is the place to find wild, hand harvested and created foods. From birch syrup to sea asparagus to paw paws, follow along as this team brings wild edibles to market.
4 : Chef Jason Bangerter
Chef Jason Bangerter and his kitchen team forage the beautiful grounds on Langdon Hall, including the small patch of woodland, the English style gardens and the orchard, before turning what they find into works of art.
5 : In The Weeds TV
In The Weeds is foraging food show on the CBC Documentary Channel focusing on Ontario and Quebec edibles — and the chefs who love them. Beautiful imagery, delicious discoveries abound.
6 : Humble Bread
When he’s not baking Ontario’s favorite bagels or hauling mountains of bread to market, Henry is foraging the fields and forests of Prince Edward County — and snapping loads of beautiful shots to boot!
7 : Ray Cicin
Ray Cicin is a Toronto-based painter, exploring natural and biological imagery sometimes veering into the surreal. While he’s not strictly a forager, his beautiful images have us weak in the knees.
8 : Scott Perrie
Scott Perrie and his family are Ottawa Valley Foragers. Except loads of mushrooms, edible weeds and adorable children in your feed.
9 : Charlotte Langley
Chef Charlotte Langley founded Scout Canning and regularly hits the province’s wild spaces for flavour agents and greens. Last we heard, she was smoking trout with cedar sprigs before sealing them in old fashioned cans.
10 : Actinolite
Besides creating some of the prettiest plates in Ontario, the kitchen team at Actinolite is committed to sourcing and celebrating Ontario ingredients. Follow along as they find them and plate them!
Looking for more local food to flood your feed? Check these bakers, mongers, artisans and farmers — but be warned, not to be viewed on an empty stomach!
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