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.

5 Things to Forage in November (and Beyond)

Cranberries, Chickweed, Black Walnuts, Strawberry Leaf, and Wintergreen Cranberries are a Thanksgiving tradition for a reason. The time to harvest them begins in late October and extends well into the winter. The tiny plants grow on mossy mounds in bogs.

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Feral Pears

Feral refers to something that was once domesticated but has returned to the wild. Feral pears are most common along roadways, where people have thrown pear cores out the window and they have germinated. They are easy to recognize because

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Chickory

Chickory root is a wonderful addition to coffee. You can spend extra money at the grocery store for fancy coffee with chickory added. Or you can harvest it yourself for free. As a bonus, roasting chickory root smells wonderful. The

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Finding the Plants (and Mushrooms) You Want

Do you keep reading and hearing about a plant or mushroom, but you just can’t seem to find it for yourself? Here’s a video with some tips for increasing your chances of finding the wild edibles you want. Want to

Pine Pollen Crackers

It’s pine pollen season, so get out and shake your trees. It’s easy enough to collect pine pollen by shaking the male cones in a Ziploc bag. You can collect a tablespoon or so in less than 10 minutes. But

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