A Hunt for Poplar Buds

As the weather breaks we have one thing on our minds – foraging for new ingredients! This time we’re on a hunt for fragrant Balsam Poplar buds.

With few budding trees in Tamworth, we grabbed an axe and made our way up to Coos County to meet with UNH Forester Brendan Prusik and Agricultural Educator Steve Turaj. With their help, we collected a hefty supply of plump buds, allowing for a piece of New Hampshire in every bottle.