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Eric Edgin

Grand Marais, MN
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Eric grew up in rural southern Illinois with fishing, hunting and foraging as a way of life. He continues to build on the skills and knowledge of his roots with coopering, hand tool woodworking, commercial fishing, shepherding, foraging, and applying food preservation and fermentation methods from around the world in a local context. He is sharing in building a subsistence based homestead with his partner.

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Current Courses Offered by Eric Edgin

Teaser image for Coopering: Make a Wooden Bucket

Coopering: Make a Wooden Bucket

Coopering, the craft of joined wooden staves to create a vessel, was an integral skill in many…
Fri, Dec 2nd, 2022  –  Sun, Dec 4th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Eric Edgin
Teaser image for Fermented Foods: From the Basics to the World of Koji

Fermented Foods: From the Basics to the World of Koji

Though common practice throughout history, food fermentation is now approached with both excitement…
Fri, Nov 11th, 2022  –  Sun, Nov 13th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Eric Edgin
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Processing Wild Foods and Home Grown Grains/Legumes

This class will be a deep dive in processing wild foods. Most commonly foraged and home garden foods…
Fri, Dec 9th, 2022  –  Sun, Dec 11th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Eric Edgin, Ian Carr

Past Courses Offered by Eric Edgin

All Fired Up: Cooking with Fire

All Ground Up: Sausage Making

Charcuterie Beyond the Basics: Traditional & Modern Methods of Meat Preservation

Coopering: Make A Wooden Bucket

Exploring Fermented Foods

Fermented Foods: From the Basics to the World of Koji

Meat Preservation: The Basics and Beyond

Northwoods Cuisine: A Wild Culinary & Ecological Experience

Pork Butchery for Home Use: Nose to Tail

Salumi: Traditional Dry Curing Methods