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Heavy Nettle Festival
Sun, May 5, 2013
10:00am to 2:00pm

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
Each Cooking Demo: $5.00 $3 for Slow Food and Felix Neck members. Purchase online or at door. Festival is Free.
For the Love of Nettles with herbalist Holly Bellebuono, along with cooking demos by local chefs. Learn how to identify spring wild foods and how to create your own nettle patch. Win prizes by entering the spring wild food challenge; enjoy a local wild food potluck. Don’t miss this unique and one-time festival sponsored by Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard and Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Weather Permitting. The cooking demos will begin at 10am w/Gabreielle Redner (Green Eggs and Ham: Nettles dips, dressings and sauces.) - 10:45 Chris Fischer (making fresh pasta with wild greens.) - 11:15 Catherine Walthers (nettles spanikopita and a spring watercress salad) - 11:30 Jan Buhrmans (soups with wild greens). Potluck at Noon. Bring a wild dish.
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Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
In addition, baby nettles plants will be sold at the event for those who would like to start their own wild nettle patch in their yard. Local forager Kevin Brennan will give two talks, at 10 and 11, with tips for planting and cultivating. Felix Neck director Suzan Bellincampi offers an “Eat Wild” talk at 10:30 about identifying springs wild foods in general.
Venue Information:
Directions: 100 Felix Neck Drive, Edgartown, MA Take the ferry from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven. Follow State Road and turn left on Edgartown- Vineyard Haven Road. Follow Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road for 4.2 miles and take a left on Felix Neck Drive (dirt road) and follow for 0.5 miles to the parking lot and visitor entrance. Bicycles are permitted on the entrance trail but must be left in the parking area.
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