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Sea Urchin & Mussels

From Tide to Table
Service Description

Join us for an exclusive sea urchin and mussel foraging adventure along the vibrant coastline. This unique experience immerses you in the art of sustainably harvesting these gourmet delicacies, guided by the ocean's rhythm. Our small-group tours ensure a personalized journey, where you'll learn to skillfully gather sea urchins (uni) and mussels, uncovering the secrets of their habitats. It's a deep dive into sustainable gastronomy, where each tide pool and rocky crevice is a story waiting to be explored.

Here’s what this immersive adventure includes:

Expert Identification: Sharpen your eyes and minds to spot and identify good to eat urchin and mussels, using professional techniques that Kevin has honed over countless forages.

 

Hands-On Learning: There is no better way to learn than to have your boots in the tide and your hands on the Prize.

 

Edibility Education: Learn the key attributes that distinguish a delightful edible from Icky.

 

Foraging Expedition: Post-class, put your knowledge to the test as you hunt for edible treasures like the purple sea urchin and golden coastal mussles that nature has to offer.

 

Essential Gear Tips:

  1. Waterproof Boots or Sturdy Water Shoes: Gotta keep those feet dry and safe from sharp rocks and slippery surfaces.

  2. Tide Chart: Super important to know the tides so you’re not caught off guard.

  3. Bucket or Mesh Bag: For all the cool finds.

  4. Appropriate Clothing: Think layers; tide pool areas can be cooler and windy.

  5. Sun Protection: Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen – because, you know, the sun doesn’t take a break.

  6. Water and Snacks: Foraging is fun, but it’s also work.

  7. First Aid Kit: Just in case someone gets a scrape or a cut.

  8. Identification Guide: Helps to know what you’re looking at and what’s safe to pick.

Nice-to-Haves:

  1. Camera or Smartphone: For those Insta-worthy tide pool shots.

  2. Notebook and Pen: Jot down what you find or sketch something cool.

  3. Rubber Gloves: Some creatures and plants can be a bit rough on the hands.

  4. Binoculars: You never know what you might spot a little farther out.

  5. Guide to Local Regulations: Always good to know the do’s and don’ts of foraging.

And of course, the most important thing: a sense of adventure and respect for nature. You’re already a pro at that with your channel and all the fishing and foraging you do! Keep an eye on the tides, respect the habitat, and have a blast out there. Happy foraging! 🦀🌊🌿

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