Forage for Wild Food and Enjoy Bugs! And Barnacles and Cattails, Too!

| 2/19/2009 9:36:00 AM

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We all are being affected by the high cost of groceries these days. And many of us worry about where our food comes from and what hidden ingredients it might contain, such as chemical-laden vegetables, hormone-filled meat, factory-farmed chicken and produce from as far away as Chile.

Eating locally grown fruits, vegetables and meat, and enjoyig the benefits of a backyard garden are just a few of the ways to guarantee that your dinner is made up of healthy ingredients. One way to save a few bucks on groceries is by exploring the exciting and untapped world of Found Food. It’s free for the taking, and fun too!

A few months ago, I wrote a blog on Collecting Windfall Apples, basically foraging for free food. Of course, this is the most basic of human ways to gather food for the larder, but  few of us in the 21st century engage in the process.

So, in an effort to broaden your culinary options and suggest possibilities for spending less at the market, here are some found foods that might be available in your neighborhood.


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3/8/2010 4:04:19 PM

Keep up the foraging!!! I write a blog called and I forage in the UK. Foraging isn;t just about eating cheap or eating green.. Foraging is also about big flavours and gourmet meals! Check out my blog for recipes. Keep it up Motherearthnews!

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