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CT foraging Group

Postby cityhomesteader » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:53 am

HI all,
Anyone interested can join me This coming March in Wallingford CT At the wallingford Land trust along the Tylers, Mill rd area. We are going to be hiking the trails and finding future foraging sites.. What we will be looking for are mostly Food plants, like Ramps, greens, and future berry and grapes for Jams and jellies.. Bruce
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Re: CT foraging Group

Postby IceFire » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:06 pm

Gee Bruce, you almost make me wish I was in Connecticut! Not familiar with ramps, but I know the locations of the berry bushes in the woods behind me!
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Re: CT foraging Group

Postby cityhomesteader » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:28 pm

Ramps are a pungent member of the allium family, actually our North American Leeks. For those unfamiliar with this native vegetable, they could be considered “industrial strength onions” they are so strong in sulphide compounds. Since it was once believed the family needed a good “spring cleaning” after a sedentary winter eating dried vegetables and salted meat, either sulfur and molasses was taken, or where available, you could eat a “mess o’ ramps” for a tastier alternative. If you do eat them, everybody knows you’ve eaten them, so it became a good idea for the whole family to get together and eat them all at the same time!
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Re: CT foraging Group

Postby cityhomesteader » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:30 pm

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Re: CT foraging Group

Postby IceFire » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:00 pm

Hmmm...if they're that strong, they'd probably be a good addition to soups and stews....definitely will have to check into those...
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Re: CT foraging Group

Postby Rod » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:27 pm

I'm looking forward to it Bruce. I'm hoping this will happen on a Saturday as I work on Sundays.
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Re: CT foraging Group

Postby cityhomesteader » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:42 pm

Saturday would be great.. Or even after work during the week in the cool of the Late afternoon Early evenings come summer time when the pickens get more Plentiful!!
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Re: CT foraging Group

Postby cityhomesteader » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:43 am

Putting a stake in a date

I'm getting a group together for a Mid March foraging forey into Tyler Mill land trust in Wallingford CT on either March 20th or the 21st.
So far there will be 3 folks attending. I've invited New England Foragers at yahoo groups also.
Hoping to do a general walk about to see what is available in that area for future foraging. Also meeting and discussing other trips with anyone who is wanting to.
Bring your skills and good boots..The hike will be slow and easy.. No dogs allowed.. This is a large enough area of land and pretty private once you get into the woods.
Big deer tick area as are most areas in CT now.
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Re: CT foraging Group

Postby cityhomesteader » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:47 am

Postby cityhomesteader on Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:43 am
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Directions - NOTE: Exit 14 of I-91 does not exit onto the same road.

Southbound (coming from Hartford): Exit 14, take left of exit onto E. Center Street, go over highway overpass, then railroad tracks, and 1/2 mile or so take right into Veterans Memorial Park, the soccer field mecca. Take an immediate right to park in the first lot which is the best place to park to get away from all the soccer traffic during most evenings.

Northbound (coming from New Haven): Exit 14, take left of exit onto Rt. 150, take first right (there is a traffic signal). Go for about a mile and at end of road (at traffic signal), take right onto E. Center Street. Go over the highway overpass, then railroad tracks, and 1/2 mile or so take right into Veterans Memorial Park. Take immediate right to park in first lot.
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Re: CT foraging Group

Postby cityhomesteader » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:50 am

We are looking at The 20th as a better day..still have time to see if that works for everyone.
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Re: CT foraging Group

Postby cityhomesteader » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:37 am

Well no one else showed except my son and his bud.. But we had a great walk about and found several nice stands of future forage areas.
We waited until about 8:30 at the meetup area then went on our walk.. Next time if anyone wants to come we will have to exchange #'s
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Re: CT foraging Group

Postby cityhomesteader » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:18 am

Well found out another person came ,but wasn't clear where the meetup should have been. My Bad.. He was waiting at the Vietnam Memorial field.
This April we will be meeting again and that is where we will meet to start our forage.. Should be Ramps for sure where I will be taking us. And hopefully Fiddle heads.. We can see what else.. I can also get you to a good stand of Sweet Flag for anyone interested..
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Re: CT foraging Group

Postby cityhomesteader » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:32 pm

April 24th at 8am I will be leading another forage venture into the surrounding woodlands along Wallingford CT's Open Space.. Pretty much guaranteed to find ramps, and hoping for fiddlehead's. Also there is a possibility for some trout fishing if anyone is interested in the Muddy river that runs through this area.. I can bring the red worms!
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Re: CT foraging Group

Postby Rod » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:22 am

I did a little more work on the I-91 connection to this area. I was there last month and it is a great place to meet, good parking. We can then convoy anywhere in the area if we want.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park - Wallingford, Connecticut.
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Exit 14 off of I-91 southbound and make a left at the end of the ramp, cross the highway and then the railroad tracks.
Exit 14 off of I-91 northbound make left at end of ramp onto Woodhouse Ave and then take next right onto South Airline Road to East Center Street where you make a right and cross the highway and then the railroad tracks.
Park is about a half mile past RR Crossing on the right hand side.

We will park and meet in the parking lot of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, which is on the South Side of East Center Street approximately .5 mile Southeast from the railroad crossing. My GPS gives Coordinates N. 41 degrees 26 minutes 12.9 seconds, W. 072 degrees 47 minutes 04.9 seconds for the center of this park.
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Re: CT foraging Group

Postby cityhomesteader » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:21 pm

thanks Rod!!
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