New England Acorn Cooperative Arborist Timothy Ryan  and Forager/Herbalist Danielle McDonald got cracking and gave a fun and informative acorn processing workshop at the 43 Annual NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmer Association)* Conference at Hampshire College on August 11-13th.

We’ll spare the words and let the pictures speak – with BIG THANKS to Tim and Dani for travel, set-up, workshop, tool demonstrations, acorn bread breaking, and again – Dani for the wonderful photos!

Processing hand-out below at bottom, with thanks to author & acorn hunter Myles Green for development, editing,  & encouraging creative commons publication.

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Tim brought his favorite gathering tool –

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Various methods of cracking an acorn were tested…

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The DaveBuilt Cracker… (and display on table behind – of acorns at various stages of processing for consumption)..

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The acorn bread was a hit (after the cookies were gone…) :-)

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*The NOFA Summer Conference is a three day solutions-oriented annual celebration of the grassroots organic movement. Gardeners, farmers, growers and food-lovers from across the Northeast meet to share inspiration and ideas for organic food, farming, health, activism, and beyond. With an array of workshops, seminars, exhibits, food and fun, learning becomes a community action.

NOFA gives us all a place to gather ideas, seeds and new friends… Be sure to check out the Winter 2018 NOFA Conference in Worcester.

 

Next acorn workshop (& 1st New England Acorn Cooperative Festival) will be Sunday, December 3rd at D Acres in NH.  Details coming soon!

 

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