At Maple Ridge Creek, we have 33 acres of Foraging opportunities, but that’s not all . . . we are close to National Forest land and TVA land that also permit foraging groups to wander.

Amanda Farris is our on-site Foraging expert. She is available to lead groups for on-property hikes, and other forests in the area. She can also travel to you and help you identify plants and fungi on your property. Amanda is a Certified Naturalist as well as a Certified Wild Mushroom Forager and chef. She will introduce you to a lot of fun area plants and mushrooms while also sharing about sustainable harvesting and cooking knowledge.

All options can be customized based on number of people, location, time

Note: KIDS are always welcome! And kids under 8 are free!
Pets are not invited unfortunately, leash or no they get so excited they often step on our findings.

Monthly Public Foraging Walks
10 AM – First Saturday of each month – April thru November

These walks will last about an hour and a half here at Maple Ridge Creek.
$10 Per Person – Maximum ~ 20 people
Please RSVP and Bring your own basket/bag and gear.
You are welcome to bring a lunch and picnic at the pavilion together after the walk. 
We also regularly hold community bonfires on Saturday nights. You are invited to
stick around and enjoy the sunset with us, enjoy S’mores and hot dogs.

Scouts, Home Schools, Field Trips, Kids Groups
An hour walk learning about native plants, their uses and identifying edible plants
and mushrooms.
Includes tasting seasonal plants and a handout.
$7 Per Person – contact me for discounted rates.
Scheduled based on availability.
Bring a sack lunch and enjoy it at the Picnic Pavilion.

Private Foraging Walk
Private walks are tailored to you and can range from 1 to 3 hours with up to 12
$35 / hour for 1-3 hours (Flexible!)
Optional Chef’s Lunch – $15 per person
Scheduled based on availability.
At Maple Ridge Creek or on your property (Additional fees may apply)

Private Foraging Class and Walk – Beginners
$30 per person (Minimum of 3 people)
45 minute classroom presentation with focus on getting started, seasonal finds, and
foraging ethics
1 1/2 hour foraging walk
Baskets and gear available to borrow
Optional Chef’s Lunch – $15 per person

Foraging Walk and Chef’s Lunch
$45 per person (Minimum of 3 people)
2 hour foraging walk at Maple Ridge Creek
Chef’s lunch – options available

Contact Amanda to schedule your foraging trip on our property, your property or one of many other locations.

Contact us!! 706-374-2766

Your Property or Ours

Explore Native Plants such as Jewel Weed

Search for Nuts and Berries

Learn to identify Mushrooms

To schedule a foraging adventure, call us at (706) 374-2766 or shoot us an email using the form below:

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