Food Forest Feast at Forested Farm in Bowie, Maryland

On Saturday, September 24th, 2016 several members of 1000ecofarms.com team had a pleasure of participating in a farm tour and dinner at Forested Farm - a 10-acre research forest garden just outside of Washington, DC. We will publish more information about the work done at the farm soon, but for now please enjoy some photos from the event!
Food Forest Feast at Forested Farm in Bowie, Maryland
One of the first products that people think about when it comes to forest gardens - mushrooms. This is how Forested grows mushrooms that they sell as part of their CSA.
Food Forest Feast at Forested Farm in Bowie, Maryland
Passion flower, native to Mid-Atlantic, is grown at the farm. It produces not just beautiful (and edible) flowers, but also tasty fruits.
Food Forest Feast at Forested Farm in Bowie, Maryland
Ground cherry plant or physalis - indigenous to the Americas and similar to small tomatoes.
Food Forest Feast at Forested Farm in Bowie, Maryland
Forested Farm co-founder Lincoln Smith - an avid forest gardener who sees people as part of the forest.
Food Forest Feast at Forested Farm in Bowie, Maryland
Chef Michael Costa of Zaytinya Restaurant loves to experiment with bountiful products grown at the Forested Farm. Below are some of his creations, cooked with the ingredients grown at the farm.
Food Forest Feast at Forested Farm in Bowie, Maryland
Ground cherries and goat milk yogurt
Food Forest Feast at Forested Farm in Bowie, Maryland
Acorn spread on shiso leaves.
Food Forest Feast at Forested Farm in Bowie, Maryland
Acorn bread
Food Forest Feast at Forested Farm in Bowie, Maryland
Forested Farm co-founder Benjamin Friton - instructor, consultant, and soil ecologist - is sharing freshly harvested passionflower with dinner participants.
Food Forest Feast at Forested Farm in Bowie, Maryland
None of this would be possible without the help of volunteers. Thanks to them and the event organizers for the opportunity to learn about forest farming and to sample tasty dishes cooked from the bounty of the forest!
Food Forest Feast at Forested Farm in Bowie, Maryland
For more information about Forested Farm, please visit their page on 1000ecofarms.com and contact them about farm-share CSA and farm tours!
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