The temperatures are cooler, the wind is stronger, and the snow is falling. This can only mean one thing: Time to head outside with the ol’ foraging basket in hand!
“Why?” some may ask.
Well, plenty of food can still be harvested during the winter months.
Okay, maybe not plenty as in “plenty of summer chanterelles, blackberries, and purslane greens.” But plenty as in “many winter greens, fruits, roots, and mushrooms.”
In fact, there is no season where you can’t find anything. This time of year, I’m still finding greens such as bittercress, garlic mustard, and dandelion; fruits such as rose hips and crabapples; and mushrooms such as late fall oysters and turkey tails.
Heck, even wildflowers are still making an appearance, notably those resilient asters.
Besides the immediate benefit of feeding oneself with local foraged food in the winter months, there are many more reasons why it is so important that we collect winter edibles.
I recently created a brand new video regarding 3 benefits of foraging for food … specifically in the winter months. And, I’d love for you to check it out!
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