Curious about how to start foraging for wild foods? Join us as we learn four easy steps you can take to start off on your foraging journey. Although wild food gathering may seem intimidating to the uninitiated, with some strategic learning you can be foraging in no time. Just switch on your plant (or mushroom) brain and let’s get learning!
It is important to verify the species of any wild plant or mushroom with 3 reputable sources before you consume it. This is so that you can be certain that you have the correct edible species. Here is a list of reputable sources!
If you are just starting out on your foraging adventure, I recommend checking out your local library system which is often a treasure trove of information and field guides. Used book stores can be great for finding deals on ID books as well.
In general, the internet can be a great place to find inspiration for ID for plants and mushrooms, although I personally do not count most corners of the internet as reputable sources, with the notable exception of the Mushroom Expert website.