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Incredible Edible Insects

6/8/24, 6:30 PM

2024 Dates

 

Cost

$5

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Incredible Edible Insects

Did you know that millions and millions of people around the world eat bugs? It’s true! Insects have long been both a delicacy and an everyday ingredient in countries like Mexico, Brazil, Ghana, Thailand and China and are gaining popularity in countries like the Netherlands, Australia and…even the United States!


On Saturday, June 8th, join us for an awesome insect adventure led by our friends at EntoSense, a family business in Lewiston that’s been cooking up edible insect goodies for nearly a decade. Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to sample a wide variety of bug-based snacks and learn why edible insects might just be the food superheroes we’ve been waiting for! By uncovering the immense potential of insects as the protein of the future, this interactive program aims to spark curiosity and appreciation for sustainable food sources. This program will also include fun bug trivia and giveaways to help you share your enthusiasm for eating bugs with your friends and family after the program!


Participants in this program will have the opportunity to taste many different types of insects (though we welcome everyone to participate in the program even if they don’t want to sample). Please note that people who are allergic to shellfish may also be allergic to insects.


Advance registration is required - buy your tickets today at www.mainetastingcenter.com/classes

 

About Wiscasset Wormfest

This program is scheduled to coincide with Wiscasset Wormfest – and that’s not an accident! Wiscasset holds a unique claim to fame as the "worm capital of the world," boasting a rich tradition of worm digging that stretches back generations. Although Wiscasset’s history with worms isn’t specific to edible insects, we’re excited to contribute to the discussion about the versality of insects in our lives – from bait to plate!

Wormfest will be a celebration of a quirky yet integral part of our town's history, featuring music, local cuisine, entertaining games, and a journey through the fascinating history of worm digging in our community. Learn more at www.wiscassetwormfest.com

Bill Broadbent, Entosense

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