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PO Box 261, Fredonia, NY  14063


Fredonia, New York

Cocktail Bitters: Reconnecting With a Lost Flavor

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Educational workshops are the bread and butter of Sweet Flag Herbs. In western New York, there is an abundance of medicinal and edible plants growing in every lawn, sidewalk crack, and wooded area. Sarah offers workshops about identifying, sustainably harvesting/cultivating, and making concoctions with these plants.

Sarah has experience offering programming for individuals of all ages and ability levels, including differently-abled individuals. If you are interested in scheduling an event or would like more info, visit the Contact Page to get in touch.

photo credit: Jessica Cunningham Photography 

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Cocktail Bitters: Reconnecting With a Lost Flavor

  • EMPact America of NY 7615 Seneca Street East Aurora, NY 14052 USA (map)

$12 includes samples, handouts, recipes. Click here to sign up

Once upon a time, humans ate a diverse array of bitter plants. Our gastrointestinal tract developed a complex relationship with bitterness-- including special receptors-- and we greatly benefit from this flavor for healthy function.

In this class, Sarah will explore the range of effects of bitters, including stimulation of digestive secretions, improved absorption of nutrients, support of healthy blood glucose levels and weight, and more. She will share samples of some of her favorite bitters, focusing on those that can be cultivated or sustainably wild-harvested in WNY. Samples of cocktails and bitter pastilles will be shared, along with recipes.