• A springtime dinner cooked by Yia Vang of Union kitchen
• Tours and talks by farmers and guest-forager The Urban Nettle
• Meet Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Minnesota's first member-owned brewery
• A day on the farm with family and friends
Join Slow Food Minnesota at York Farm in Hutchinson* on Sunday, May 21 to celebrate the season’s first wild offerings.
You'll experience a Slow foraged meal complete with kitchen stories, a wood-fired oven, playful Gloucestershire piglets, ripening heirloom strawberries, nettle patches, a glorious rustic barn, beehives and fruit orchards.
The 10th annual Wild Things farm dinner will be a true fusion of global and local cuisine. Up-and-coming chef Yia Vang of Union Kitchen will cook a Hmong-inspired meal built around Minnesota foraged foods. Foraging was a way of life for the Hmong in Southeast Asia, and when they came to Minnesota, they adapted the dishes of their homeland to the wild plants they found here.
Our host family farmers, Andy Cotter and Irene Genelin, specialize in growing organic strawberries, currants, gooseberries, pears, apples and table grapes for many of our favorite Slow restaurants in the Twin Cities. These fruits flourish in an environment benefiting from 65 acres of permanent wetland planted with native grasses and flowers for pollinators.
Come share and celebrate Minnesota’s bounty of early spring foraged foods with Slow Food Minnesota!
* just over an hour west of Minneapolis.
Pork: TC Farms raises organic fed, no-soy heritage breed hogs. No growth drugs, no gross sup-therapeutic antibiotics, no gestation crates. Sustainable farming, delicious taste.
Vegetables: Dawn 2 Dusk