The 2019 Acorn Festival opens Sunday, December 8th at 1PM with acorn talk & tour through beautiful paths of D Acres. Topics of discussion will include New England Oak Ecology, health, and other forest news. We will identify how to tell a “good” (for eating) acorn from a “bad” one, tools & techniques for gathering efficiently (with a light footprint) and how to process for human consumption.
WHAT TO BRING: Dress for the weather (gloves, rain-coat, etc). We’ll have plenty of acorns to work with, but you are welcome to bring acorns you have gathered elsewhere. Been inspired? You can bring a submission for one or all of the acorn contests (see categories below).
COME EARLY FOR D ACRES ALL YOU SHOULD EAT FARM FEAST BREAKFAST (call D ACRES 603-786-2366 for breakfast details)
Acorn contest submissions may be entered on the day (12/8/19), and will be voted on by the day’s participants.
• The Biggest (& Smallest) Acorn (s)
• Acorn drawing / photo (please bring in frame that can stand on table)
• Acorn poem / song (please bring typed copy for perusal by participants)
• Acorn sculpture or collage
• Acorn dishes/recipes (please bring printed list of ingredients for taster’s food sensitivity concerns)
Questions, or want to contribute to the celebration? Please use the eventbrite platform to communicate about this event, thanks!
The New England Acorn Cooperative is a young and burgeoning network of acorn enthusiasts from New England and beyond. We hold workshops on processing acorns, provide equipment for acorn-enthusiasts to process their own harvests, host acorn and wild-food dinners, and act as a support and educational network for anyone interested in oaks and their beautiful fruits.