Wild Gourd Farm

Organic Gardening in St. Louis City

Frugal Friday: Food Foraging

You may think that an urban setting is not conducive to food foraging…

…but if you know where to look and what to look for, you may be pleasantly surprised.  These apples, blackberries, and plums were all found in our Soulard neighborhood, many in our very own (well, Sallie’s) side yard. (We juiced these fruits and are in the process of fermenting the juice to create a hard cider. More on that later!) We’ve also found edible greens and flowers.  Mushrooms are easily foraged, too, but you’ll want to make sure they’re safe for humans to eat. The Missouri Department of Conservation has a great guide here.

Want to learn more of the art and science of food foraging? Check out Green Deane’s website, Eat the Weeds, and his YouTube channel here.

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