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CANCELED – Acornucopia: “Four Course Nut Taste and Tell”

February 16 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


UPDATE 2/14/19: This event is canceled and may be rescheduled. If you would like to be notified of a  make-up date, please email info@boxerwood.org.

Bill Whipple, West Virginia farmer, author of the Acornucopia Project blog, and perennial agriculture activist, will be coming to Lexington to provide an exclusive look…and taste!… into the amazing world of nut trees.

“How different would our world look if we derived the four basic commodities of “grain”, oil, “dairy” and “meat” from an agriculture of perennial native trees? Could it look like Acorn crackers? Stable climate? Hickory oil chestnuts fritters? More natural diversity? Walnut ice cream? Healthier people? We are what we eat, and what we eat shapes the world in which we live. Ultimately, consuming products made from trees encourages the planting of them. Come to Boxerwood and experience an inspiring four course tasting of creative iterations of food using native nuts as Bill Whipple shares anecdotes about where the nuts came from and how they got to your plate.

As the light returns, many cultures focus on trees as the symbol of the abundance of life and rebirth. By mid-February the tree nuts will have been gathered, cured, and are now in full swing processing. The Acornucopia Project has been hard at work innovating new ways to process native nuts and is encouraging communities around the region to initiate a culture of nut trees consisting of foragers, chefs, foodies, people concerned about their health, the health of their community, and the health of the environment. This is an invitation to get started. Let’s embrace the spirit of cooperation, foraging, processing and marketing of open source wild foods, and make good, wholesome, nutritional, perennial
foods accessible.”

$25 per person with advanced registration; $35 per person at the door
(includes $10 voucher for Acornucopia oils , flour, and other products available at the event)

Proceeds support the Acornucopia Project



February 16
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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