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.

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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Eastern Skunk Cabbage Experiment

By late spring each year, the wetland is covered with this lush green plant in my area (Midwest). Skunk cabbage (both eastern and western) pokes its head out flower first. When the greens are fully grown, it looks more like

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This Week’s Woodland Grocery Specials

Cattail rhizome, garlic mustard root, dandelion root, day lily tubers, watercress, chickweed, and marsh marigold Cattail rhizomes will be in season for the next several weeks, until the shoots start getting fairly tall. But, like most root-type veggies, they are

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