Shawn Dawson is a local grower and forager and author of the book The Forager’s Dinner (Boulder Publications, 2020). He has been growing and gathering food here in Newfoundland since he was very young and has steadily added to his knowledge of cultivated and wild plants. He has harvested chaga fungus and learned how to make remarkable pickles and preserves from natural ingredients. In recent years he has been supplying local chefs and producers of beer and spirits with natural ingredients for unique new products. As a vendor at the St. John's Farmer's Market, he is well known for his wild gathered mushrooms, berries and wild greens.
Here is a link to Shawn's page on Facebook: Barking Kettle