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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.

The Yodeling Forager: Ripening Mayapples

Mayapple patches are common. The large, white flowers are abundant in May, and the small, unripe fruits are easy to find in the early summer. ┬áBut then suddenly, right before it is time to harvest them, they seem to disappear…

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This Week’s Woodland Grocery Specials

Blueberries, Goosefoot greens, Queen Anne’s Lace, Milkweed pods, Chanterelles, and Cherries Blueberries, huckleberries, what’s the difference?… Who care’s!!! They are all loaded this year. From the high bush blueberries in bogs, to the knee high huckleberries on sandy hillsides, to

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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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