2019 Mendocino Coast Forage & Ferment Experience

Oystercatcher Bird on Seaweed Covered Rocks

Little River Inn has created a package for those who want to learn how to gather, prepare and preserve Mendocino’s homegrown goodness themselves. Please join us for our second annual Mendocino Coast Forage and Ferment Experience beginning on Friday, May 10, 2019.

This two-night experience (May 10 – May 12) includes:

  • Friday, May 10: Welcoming reception, with cooking demonstrations with Greg Fonts of Freedive Shop/Triton X who will dive in the morning with his team for this evening’s appetizers. In previous years, Greg has come back with scallops, rock fish, box crabs and urchins. He’ll teach us where he found each sea creature, and how to prep and cook it.
    Delightful cocktails, wine and appetizers emphasizing locally gathered comestibles will be served.
  • Saturday, May 11:  Complementary breakfast is served before heading into the woods with Kevin Smith, archaeologist and PhD student, Catch n Cook California on YouTube, Countryman Forager, with over 30 years of experience foraging the California coast from Del Norte to San Diego to learn how to mine the forest for treasures such as mushrooms, roots and berries.
    Later, enjoy a packed lunch at Van Damme Beach and meet Larry Knowles and Erica Fielder, co‑owners of Rising Tide Sea Vegetables.  They will show us how to locate various palate pleasing varieties of seaweed that may include Kombu, Nori and Wakame and how to explore tide pools the plethora of seafood that can be found there.*
    That evening there will be tips on preservation and a communal feast prepared by Chef Marc Dym, featuring the day’s haul and local fare.

The Mendocino Foraging & Fermenting Experience is $500 per person,
plus lodging which starts at $490, exclusive of tax.

Call 707.937.5942 or 888.INN.LOVE for reservations.

A limited number of spots are available to participants. Reservations are based upon availability and require a 7-day notice.

*Note: Package pricing does not include a California Fishing License.
Guests MUST purchase a license prior to Saturday’s tide pooling experience. You can purchase one day license, a two-day license or an annual license.