6 Principles Of Wild Foods Found In Season

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When foraging for wild food, knowing what seasons each food can be found in helps to achieve success.

Follow these guidelines if you wish to be better at finding food in the wild.

1. Know the wild foods in your area

It’s too late to learn what plants, fruits and mushrooms are edible around you in an emergency.

You must begin to learn with an experienced forager and eventually you will learn a lot on nature hikes. Do this once a week throughout the year.

2. Know what gifts the seasons bring

Tender shoots, tender greens, leaves and sprouts are gifts of the spring. Blossoms, pollen and greens are gifts of later spring.

Pot herbs, boiling greens, roots, rhizomes and berries are gifts of summer. Roots, fruit, seeds and nuts are gifts of autumn. Different species of mushrooms abound throughout three seasons.

Winter is a time for hunting and making teas from conifer needles and the inner bark of elms and cherries.

3. Know to stay safe

You are not the only critter foraging in the wild. Take care to avoid animal attacks.

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