Tired of Monsanto? Join the thousands of foodies discovering the joy of wild foods. According to New York times blogger Kerri Conan, wild foods are moving into the mainstream. It is now common to find what was once cursed as "weeds" on the menu of some of the finest restaurants in America. And what's driving this trend might surprise you. It's not the easy availability nor the fact that it's free. People want food that tastes best, is fresh, and toxin-free.
So how do we get started foraging? First, it's a good idea to learn about the foods your foraging. Know the difference between what's edible and safe and what's poisonous. Then learn where food is easily available. Get permission before gathering from someone's private land. Be sure to bring containers suitable for holding what you gather. Baskets, buckets, and bowls work well. And lastly, dress for the occasion. You never know where your food adventures might take you, so consider walking shoes or hiking boots. Layering clothing works well as you may warm up and cool down as you hunt for the perfect foraging spot.
Check out this article in Mother Earth News.
And check out Sacred Earth's article on early spring foraging tips.