|black locust blossom in bloom|
- Black Locust Blossoms
- Stinging Nettles
- Cattail Pollen
- Lamb's Quarters
- Black Walnut
- Wild Rice
Newspaper article about this event from the Record Journal.
Key Questions to Ask About Edible Wild Plants
1. Location—Where will I find the plant and when will it be in season?
2. Identification—How can I recognize it? Are there plants that look similar?
3. Harvest—What parts do I gather? How do I know if they’re ripe? How do I gather safely and sustainably?
4. Processing—What do I do to turn the plant into food?
5. Preparation—How do I prepare it so that it tastes good?
Great Sources for Information on Wild Edible Plants
Newcomb, Lawrence. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide.
Foster, Steven and Roger Caras. Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants. Houghton Mifflin. 1994.
Thayer, Samuel. The Forager’s Harvest. Forager’s Harvest. 2006.
Thayer, Samuel. Nature’s Garden. Forager’s Harvest. 2010.
Peterson, Lee. Edible Wild Plants. Houghton Mifflin. 1977.
Kallas, John. Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods from Dirt to Plate. Gibbs Smith. 2010.
Elpel, Thomas. Botany in a Day. HOPS Press. 2001.
Haines, Arthur. Ancestral Plants. Anaskimin. 2010