Wild Gourd Farm

Organic Gardening in St. Louis City

Wild Spring Salad

Harvested from the garden: spinach, beet greens, garlic chives, kale leaves and flowers, broccoli florets and flowers

Foraged in the side yard: wild onion, wild violet flowers and leaves, wild strawberry buds and leaves

Our wild strawberry and violet patch, next to our cultivated strawberry patch

Just a note: We always check to make sure our foraged foods are safe to eat. The  Missouri Department of Conservation has a great field guide organized by flower color (you’re out of luck if the plant hasn’t flowered yet), and we also like Green Deane’s site Eat the Weeds. Just in clicking around a bit we learned that redbud flowers and wild pansies are edible, so more wild salads to come!

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