New England Acorn Cooperative

A Gathering Place for the Acorn Community

Month: September 2016

Hello Harvestin’ Howard!

We got a delicious treat this week when Harvestin’ Howard shared a batch of his amazing Acorn Sunflower Chips.
Earthy brown, crisp and savory, they held salsa and cheese with ease, the nutty flavor smoothly coming through whatever we loaded it with (though I liked them plain – just to savor the acorn).

Howard has an interesting history with acorns (and other “wild” foods and animals) that includes comics and werewolves (I’ll let you google on that). He is gifted and generous with his knowledge and experience.  Unfortunately (for us) these chips are no longer on the market, though you may be able to barter… Cookies are in the works for this batch. Thank you Howard!!fullsizerender-2


Kudos Deb!

When technology wood, she wins!  So pleased that my amazing friend’s image was selected as the winner of the hand hide photo contest, bravo Deb! You continue to inspire me to look at things in a new way xoxXO  See @houseofswiss Instagram or  House of Swiss website for more…

Acorn Gathering Walk on National Nut Day

Come for a walk at the Trustees of the Reservation’s Bradley Estate on Saturday October 22 (National Nut Day!) and collect a food that spans human history – acorns, from our mighty oaks! We will identify, gather, and talk about how to store food grade acorns.

New England Acorn Cooperative member and arborist Tim Ryan will guide the walk and discussion of the ecology and health of the New England Oak/forest, and impact for wildlife of human harvest of this crop. Registration through the Trustees.

Acorn processing (hulling, leaching, milling) workshop on Monday October 24th National Food Day.