Tama Matsuoka Wong, owner of Meadows and More, is scheduled to speak at the Garden Club of Los Altos’ Zoom meeting 1-3 p.m. Tuesday.
Wong’s Meadows and More, located on 28 acres in New Jersey, sells “weeds” from the meadow – wild chervil, cattail shoots, sumac and chickweed – to restaurants in New York City. Her meadow boasts more than 255 plant species, none of them hand sown.
According to Wong, there are two categories of plants in a meadow: ancestral (native) and nonancestral (non-native). The nonancestral are the primary plants sold to markets and restaurants. Some native plants are robust enough to be harvested, and some are harvested very selectively.
Wong is a Harvard University-educated attorney who practiced law in Hong Kong for more than two decades before moving to the United States and settling in New Jersey. She began Meadows and More in 2009. She is the co-author with Eddy Leroux of “Foraged Flavor,” a cookbook that encourages finding ingredients in the backyard or at farmers’ markets.
The meeting is open to members only.
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