Becoming a Local Real Estate Expert is not just about housing and development. You might just have to know what you can eat in the local woods! This article is all about local foods found in the Woodlands right here surrounding our Resort Communities.
SOmany resorts now brag about their farm to table menus. But how many can brag about woods to table? Crystal Springs can! Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Crystal Springs is surrounded by thousands of acres of untouched, pristine forest. Executive Chef Anthony Bucco sources from local foragers known for their ability to uncover rare and hyper- seasonal ingredients, often available only for a few short days or weeks. Our chefs have fostered relationships that supply them with top quality ingredients at the peak of freshness and ripeness.
Sarah Berman and Corey Finck of the Armstrong Farm in Wantage, NJ are relative newcomers to foraging. Along with Corey’s brother, they have revitalized the historic six-acre organic farm, which grows edible plants and heirloom vegetables in addition to raising chickens and honeybees. The farm allows them to forage on the property as well as the surrounding woods. They deliver to Crystal Springs every Thursday and Saturday. Throughout the years they have provided The Resort with over 130 edible plants. Look for their ramps, ginger root, woodland strawberry blossoms, nettles and wild mushrooms on our menus.
To enjoy some of these wild delicacies, a reservation at Crystal Springs Resort’s culinary crown jewel Restaurant Latour is a must. Executive Chef Anthony Bucco and Chef de Latour, Martyna Krowicka incorporate these unique local ingredients on the ever-changing menu.
Check out some of these local plants found in the fields and woods around Crystal Springs.
Inspired Magazine, Issue 9, 2017