What’s the Next Foodie Eco Trend? ‘Entrepreneurial Foraging.’
Travel Blog • Jim Benning • 06.01.10 | 2:10 PM ET
What’s “entrepreneurial foraging,” you ask?
That would be the businesses sprouting up around foraging for miner’s lettuce, mushrooms and other food growing wildly, even in urban environments. Think mushroom-hunting safaris.
Writes Greg Beato in Reason:
All across America, enterprising eco-aggregators are engaged in the somewhat paradoxical pursuit of commercialized foraging, leading mushroom-hunting safaris in forests and selling wild-harvested dandelion roots in bulk on the Internet. Iso Rabins, a 28-year-old resident of San Francisco, joined their ranks two years ago, when he started organizing “wild kitchens,” paid events where diners enjoy “rambling dinner[s] of wild foraged foods” in private locales around the Bay Area. A few months later, Rabins added home delivery of food boxes to his menu of services.
(Via the New York Times Ideas blog)