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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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Seasonal Recipe: Cattail Shoot Quick Pickles

Young cattail shoots are juicy, crisp and mild, with a slightly spicy, peppery finish. They are very simple to gather, and can be harvested quickly (learn to harvest cattails HERE). They also form large, dense stands, so overharvesting them is

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This Week’s Woodland Grocery Specials

Morels, Dryad’s Saddle, Dandelions Flowers, Redbud Flowers, Violets, and Knotweed With all this rain, the mushrooms are growing like crazy. The woods will be very busy this weekend. Please be conscious of our cumulative impact, and extra respectful of the woodland inhabitants.

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