Category: What’s In Season

What can you harvest today in southern Michigan? And what can you do with it? These short posts are designed to let you know what is available right now in our area. You can see exactly what current conditions are because the pics are taken on the day they are posted. So keep up with What’s In Season right here.

This Week’s Woodland Grocery Specials

Poke, Goosefoot, Purslane, Wild Strawberries, Mulberries, Burdock petioles, Wood Sorrel Whenever I do these grocery lists, I always struggle to get all the parts together while the plants are still in season. If I get the write-up done, it is

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Cattail Quick Pickle

One of the most useful wild edibles is cattail. It provides starch (rhizome), vegetable (shoots and immature male flower heads), and pollen (mature male flowers) as well as other useful materials (leaves and female fruit/seed heads). I’ve missed the rhizome

Forager’s Seasoned Salt

Spruce

It is almost at the end of the spruce tip season here in the Midwest, but you still can gather the new growth from spruce and fir. I like to use them to make a seasoning salt, for I do

This Week’s Woodland Grocery Specials

Dryad’s Saddle, Nettle, Asparagus, Plantain, Violets, and Redbud Flowers Don’t like Dryad’s Saddle? You’re probably cooking it wrong. Dryad’s saddle, also known as Pheasant Back, fruits prolifically in the spring and fall. But many foragers ignore it, claiming it is

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Fermented Dandelion Delights

There are sooooo many dandelions out there right now. What can you do with all of them? You can eat the greens, if the late spring bitterness doesn’t bother you. And there’s always dandelion wine. Or, if you like jiggly

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