Juniper Foraging

All of our unique Texas junipers are collected by hand by family and friends on adventure-filled camping trips to the Davis Mountains in West Texas.

Juniper Foraging Gallery 6
Juniper Foraging Gallery 6

Foraging in the News

UT professor says her self-made gin may be protecting her from cedar fever

UT professor says her self-made gin may be protecting her from cedar fever

AUSTIN (KXAN) — If you suffer from “cedar fever” each winter, you may want to reconsider your drink order the next time you head to the bar.

A classic drink is actually made from the plant that causes that dreaded allergic response in Central Texas — gin.

“Gin essentially, is a process where you take a vodka and you make it more interesting,” said University of Texas Biology Professor Molly Cummings. She has an interesting side hustle. “I’m a gin entrepreneur and founder and forger for WildGins Co.,” she said.

UT professor creates possible cedar fever cure in a martini glass

UT professor creates possible cedar fever cure in a martini glass

AUSTIN (KXAN) — If you suffer from “cedar fever” each winter, you may want to reconsider your drink order the next time you head to the bar.

A classic drink is actually made from the plant that causes that dreaded allergic response in Central Texas — gin.

“Gin essentially, is a process where you take a vodka and you make it more interesting,” said University of Texas Biology Professor Molly Cummings. She has an interesting side hustle. “I’m a gin entrepreneur and founder and forger for WildGins Co.,” she said.

Biology Professor Brings Field Expertise to Craft of Botanical Foraging

Biology Professor Brings Field Expertise to Craft of Botanical Foraging

“What a beauty!” Molly Cummings says with a sparkle in her eye.

She could just as easily be referring to the expansive, cloud-mottled West Texas sky or the undulating purple Davis mountains surrounding us. But she’s gazing directly up at a juniper tree – one she’s named Eve because it was the very first one to give her berries – and she is about to scale the roof of the house right below it to forage some more.

Centre Stage

Centre Stage

Juniper is crucial to gin - but would you know what it tastes like? Check out the article here.  

The Alcalde

The Alcalde

How a UT Professor Found the Perfect Juniper Berries for Gin in West Texas Check out the full article here.

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