Produce gathering hikes
Welcome to the unique and clean Finnish forest that is filled with different kinds of produce to gather. We don't often have the time to notice all of the things the forest has to offer. Gathering season starts on May when the wild herbs are at their best. After mid-July the blueberries and the mushrooms are starting to be ripe enough to be gathered and they can be gathered until late Autumn.
On our gathering hikes we get to know the best produce of the season. Gathering seasons vary and during each season there are multiple changes in the life of the forest. We cannot make any promises on the size of the haul.
At the end of the hike we will sit down and revise what we have found. The guide will serve something small to taste. The guide will have great advice through their own experience. Our collaborator Natural Resources Producer Päivi-Angervo will act as your guide. The gathering seasons are approximately the following:
- 1.5-30.7 Wild herbs
- 15.7-15.10 Berries
- 30.7-30.10 Mushrooms
Our week schedule for Lappeenranta can be found here: https://www.saimaanpalju.fi/en/viikko-ohjelma-lappeenranta/
Gathering hike infromation
- Price: 55 € /person
- Includes: Transport to destination, tasting samples, mushroom baskets and knives (during mushroom season), tour guide, VAT
- Program available: 28.6.2021-15.8.2021 on Saturdays 13-16
- Departure/return: Main entrance of the Sandcastle, Satamatie 11, Lappeenranta
- Length: Approximately 3 hours with a snack break, includes transportation to the destination and back.
- Group size: 1-->
- Payment method: The easiest way to pay is through the reservation calendar below, but if you wish to pay with cash or with a card you can do so at the rental next to the Sandcastle. Please arrive early if you intend to pay with cash or with a card.
- Suited for: Everyone who is physically in a good fit.
- Age limit: 15 years.
- Equipment needed: Clothes to fit the weather, good shoes fit for a forest hike and something to drink.
Satamatie 11, Lappeenranta. Hiekkalinnan veressä