Are You a Wild Food Forager?

| 8/12/2009 9:21:07 AM

morel mushroomsHave you tried hunting for wild foods? Do you look forward to sleuthing out succulent morels and versatile dandelions each spring? What’s the biggest, baddest wild harvest you ever brought in? Are you aware of great local resources for foraging information? Please share your food foraging tips and stories with each other in the comments section below!

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5/31/2014 4:50:29 PM

Hi I am looking for someone in the seattle area to help me learn wild foraging and other primitive skills. I have some medicinal herb knowledge, but don't trust myself to find them in nature lol.

Caleb Malcom
12/23/2010 3:44:00 PM

I have been wild harvesting since I was a child. My grandmother would walk me around her 5 acres of property and show me what was edible and what was not. I have always amused friends any time we go on hikes or simply walk through the park and I start pointing out all the edibles. Yet my favorite finds so far are tied. I live in Kansas City, MO and found a few years ago large area of park land full of wild pawpaws. I'm on the smaller side so I shimmy up the trees without breaking them and toss the fruit down to my girlfriend (this year was a bad year for the fruit and I only found one rotten after a couple of hours of searching). I have been given funny looks when others are hiking along the trails that I harvest from. This same area that I harvest from has four to six HUGE, and I mean HUGE white oak trees (I believe they are bur oaks) that I gather to prepare at the sametime I harvest the pawpaws. The other find was in a completely seperate park land area where I found three or four very large chestnut trees.

12/18/2009 12:37:41 AM

Hi: I'm ready and able to get together with any wild food forager who might want to explore the rivers, valleys, hills, marshes or mountains in the Sacramento area.

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