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)

1 Comment for What’s the Next Foodie Eco Trend? ‘Entrepreneurial Foraging.’

Zaki 06.02.10 | 2:22 AM ET

USA often make some trends of food, forgetting that it is the thing the human can’t live without. But I would like it to be not a trend but the correct direction to the more ecologically pure food, which is more usefull and healthy.

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