This class is through Region 9 Adult Education in Rumford, ME. To sign up, go here.
The fruit of the oak tree has been used as an important staple by aboriginal people across North America. Although rarely eaten today, oak trees still produce large numbers of fruits in many years and represent an under-utilized food source.
Given their nutritional profile, low glycemic index value, and ability to be stored for long periods, acorns make a wonderful wild food that can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Further, New England is blessed with a number of oak species that produce large acorns.
This class will introduce students to methods of preparing them for food. Some of the important details concerning acorn collection will also be noted. A freshly made acorn food will be enjoyed at the end of the class.