Our foraging workshops all run according to season, with each season bringing a new opportunity to embark on a wildly delicious adventure. Join us tracking the edible landscape in discovery of what’s local, wild and wonder-filled through our immersive and educational nature inspired workshops. Scroll down to view an exciting array of experiences this spring and summer.
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Roushanna Gray and the Veld and Sea team
WHO IS THIS FOR:
Anyone who has an interest in wild, foraged or local food. Chefs or home cooks wanting to discover new ingredients or food lovers wanting to enjoy the diverse wild flavours of shellfish and edible seaweeds and discover their unique umami flavours. People interested in healthy living, coastal living, self-sufficiency, in the Slow Food movement or those that just want to have a delicious and unique experience in the beautiful outdoors.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This half day experience will introduce you to some of our local edible seaweeds, explore the magical world of rock pools, meet like-minded people, learn how to sustainably harvest and prepare your macro-algae and shellfish and watch recipe demos cooked on fire. A celebratory lunch meal will be enjoyed by all in the beautiful Glasshouse paired with local wines and sodas.
We will start off the day meeting at the beach in the morning, and after a coastal foraging and educational on the rocks we will make our way across the tidal pools, regeneratively and sustainably foraging for edible seaweeds and mussels. This beautiful coastline is abundant with food, but as we always forage sustainably, we will be focusing only on the seaweeds that are prolific in the area and the invasive mussel species, stressing how to treat the delicate ecosystem with respect. After our morning on the rocks, we will head to the Veld and Sea HQ in Cape Point (a 5km drive from the beach) to enjoy interactive starters and a coastal inspired lunch created by our chefs. Leave with your foraged ingredients and recipes to take home and create some sea inspired dishes of your own!
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
This half day workshop includes wild food snacks and drinks, a delicious three course lunch based on ingredients foraged. Follow up notes include a 48-page coastal foraging PDF, identification, recipes, moon phase, tide charts, recommended book list and a Spotify podcast playlist.
WHAT TO BRING:
Beach gear, slip-slops or booties, your mollusc permit (essential – available at your nearest post office), cameras, water bottle, a sense of humour and an appetite! A cooler box is suggested for transporting your mussels home.
Collect seaweeds and shellfish to take home to cook and preserve in methods learned on the day.
COST: R1200 per person, kids under 16 half price, kids under 2 join for free
REFUND POLICY: 50% Cancellation fee. Non-refundable within 72 hours of event. Tickets are non-transferable to other event dates.
DURATION: 5 hours
VENUE: Scarborough beach + the Veld and Sea HQ in Cape Point
IS THIS SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS:
Yes – there are a variety of dishes served at this experience and vegetarians will not go hungry! Please let us know well in advance if you have any food allergies so we can cater accordingly.
Led by textile artist, Andie Reeves, guests are invited to come and learn the basics of embroidery, from choosing threads and fabric, creating designs, and learning different stitching techniques. Participants will receive a hoop and be immersed in an afternoon of stitching unique flora-themed designs.
We will supply all equipment, including hoops, threads, needles and fabric. Crafters will leave with their hoop as well as needle and thread to carry on the new hobby at home. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.
Reeves has a background in fashion and previously worked as a dressmaker, stylist, sewing teacher, and fashion designer. Currently working as a writer/artist/preschool teacher, her art is being exhibited at The Raptor Room and Cavalli Gallery. She is interested in all forms of textile art, especially weaving, embroidery and sewing, and is passionate about teaching others these skills.
This intimate class costs R700 per person and is four hours long. Tickets are available from Quicket. Kindly note that this event will only take place if there are a minimum of 10 participants.
Join us for a celebration of wild flavours with this unique pop-up summer dining experience where the season determines the menu. This events theme is Underwater Love with an ocean inspired theme!
Dedicated to sustainable cuisine that will tantalize all of your senses, this interactive 4 course menu will be curated and created using fresh seasonal ingredients and locally produced products. Vegetables, herbs and edible flowers will be picked from our organic gardens, wild herbs gathered from the mountainside and seaweeds foraged from the nearby coastline. Offerings from our wild pantry that preserve moments and memories in time will also feature in the dishes.
What is included: Botanical drinks on arrival, a recipe card, a wild flavoured, rainbow coloured, pescatarian meal. Local wines and kombuchas will be served.
What to bring: An appetite and a sense of adventure. Dress up or down in something a little extra special if you like…a dive mask (and your real mask) floating florals, a pirate hat, sequins or dungarees, or perhaps something that has been hanging in the back of your cupboard just waiting for a special occasion, like this magical wildly delicious adventure!
Please note: Due to the nature of the event, this set menu unfortunately does not cater for specific dietary requirements.
Are you ready for the ultimate wildly delicious underwater adventure?
We are excited to announce that we are opening up a wait list for a select number of public and private group Freedive Forage Workshops in 2022. As wind, swell and visability are unpredictable forces of nature, we can only run these immersive experiences over specific days with a small lead time to the event date. Please note, all participants need to be confidant snorklers/freedivers. For info, rates and availability, please contact us directly.