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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

Raspberries, Salsify Buds, Sweet Cicely, Yarrow, Wood Sorrel, and Mayapple Black-cap raspberries are the first of the brambles to produce fruit, but the red raspberries are also ripening in some areas. Some years wild raspberries are dryand seedy. But this

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This Week’s Woodland Grocery Specials

Elder Flower, Milkweed Flower, Cattail Spikes and Pollen, Mulberry, and Wild Strawberry Elders commonly grow along small streams and roadside ditches. Elder flowers are beautifully fragrant. Many people like to make elder flower fritters out of these large flower heads.

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Seasonal Recipe: Mulberry Vinegar

Mulberries are dropping off the trees, staining sidewalks and bare feet, and giving the birds toxic ammunition to deposit on your car. Don’t get mad, get even…eat them! Mulberries make wonderful pies and jams. Personally, though, I think they are

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The Yodeling Forager: Identifying Burdock

Burdock is a great wild edible to learn. It is common and it has edible parts at all times of the year…*Quality* edible parts that are easy to harvest and cook, that you can eat for sustenance, and they taste

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This Week’s Woodland Grocery Specials

Asparagus, Milkweed Shoots, Wood Nettle, Grape Leaves and Tendrils, and Pineapple Weed After a slow start, the wild asparagus is suddenly shooting up everywhere.  Asparagus likes moist, well drained soils and prefers to grow in relatively open areas among grasses and field

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