KELP PICKLING - A DELICIOUS ADVENTURE:
Since early times, home canners have enjoyed the art of pickling foods and now you can pickle kelp in Santa Cruz! We will pick a beach noted for a variety of succulent sea vegetables. Here we will search for our quest in tide pools and by boogie board. We will then return to Adventure Sports Unlimited to pickle as only a family group can do.
Wild foods are natural foods—grown without pesticides or human manipulation. Certainly, wild foods are the most organic of foods. Learning to harvest wild food brings a new twist to home cooking, parties and camping. We are going to break the myth of foraging as some kind of a hunter-gatherer survival training and show you how to create delicious gourmet dishes. You will learn that foraging is very satisfying when you become a gourmet forager.
Wet suits will be needed to gather almost everything (they rent them).
The class includes an evening session on May 16 for planning followed by a day of pickling vegetables from the sea.
IMPORTANT: Paid members of this Meetup get a 10% discount. This is not a private class for us so they will fill spots on a first come, first pay basis.
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Any person who is 16 years of age or older must possess a valid sport fishing license when taking any fish, shell fish, reptile, or amphibian in California (Fish and Game Code Section 7145). Fish and Game Code Section 86 defines take as: hunt, pursue, catch, capture, or kill, or attempt to hunt, pursue, catch, capture or kill. Read the CA Fish & Game regulations before engaging in these activities. (You might want to get an annual if you plan to attend future tuna, rockfish, crab, or giant squid fishing or mussel foraging trips.) If you are collecting sea vegetables only you do not need a license.
Fishing licenses may be purchased on the Internet: https://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/ols/
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