Our Place in the Universe – Excerpt from Mushroom Wanderland

Mushroom Wanderland PG38

Excerpted from Mushroom Wanderland: A Forager’s Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Using More Than 25 Wild Fungi. Copyright (c) 2021 by Jess Starwood. Used with permission of the publisher, The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. In the same way that mushrooms can heal and nourish us, […]

Our Place in the Universe – Excerpt from Mushroom Wanderland

Excerpted from Mushroom Wanderland: A Forager’s Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Using More Than 25 Wild Fungi. Copyright (c) 2021 by Jess Starwood. Used with permission of the publisher, The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. In the same way that mushrooms can heal and nourish us, […]

Fungi as Medicine – Excerpt from Mushroom Wanderland

Excerpted from Mushroom Wanderland: A Forager’s Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Using More Than 25 Wild Fungi. Copyright (c) 2021 by Jess Starwood. Used with permission of the publisher, The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Mushrooms have garnered the attention of humans for as long as […]

What is Huitlacoche

Looking at an ear of corn, you might notice some dark blue stone-like fungus forming on it. This is something known as Huitlacoche. Rather than meaning that the corn has gone bad, it can sometimes be a cause for celebration. This is a beloved type of food in some parts of the world. So, what […]

How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms (Detailed Steps)

Oyster Mushroom

Courtesy of Benson Udoh of Umuntu Integrated Farms, Nigeria BASIC STEPS IN OYSTER MUSHROOM FARMING: Requirements: Growing Space Spawn(Seeds) Substrates preparation Bagging the substrates Sterilizing/Pasteurizing your substrates Inoculation of your substrates bag Incubating the substrates Fruiting(harvest time) You will need… Straw (the medium for growing the mushrooms in) Containers (for soaking straw) Plastic bags (or […]

Milk Caps & Candy Caps – Excerpt from Mushroom Wanderland

CandyCap Basket

Excerpted from Mushroom Wanderland: A Forager’s Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Using More Than 25 Wild Fungi. Copyright (c) 2021 by Jess Starwood. Used with permission of the publisher, The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Lactarius rubidus, L. fragilis, L. deliciosus, L. indigo, etc. When people […]

Black Trumpet Risotto Recipe

Black Trumpet Risotto

Learn how to make this delicious black trumpet risotto. This article is brought to you by foraged.market Black Trumpet Risotto Recipe  

Here Are 5 Common Outdoor Plants Containing Cannabinoids (That Aren’t Cannabis)

Echinacea purpurea

In light of the growing body of scientific literature around medical cannabis, public interest in the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids is at an all-time high. Cannabinoids are now a mainstay in several burgeoning industries including sports medicine, snack foods and vaping. However, it’s worth noting that they don’t only come from cannabis — and are […]

Dig This: We Can Protect Wild American Ginseng – By George Lindemann

american ginseng Panax quinquefolius

Author: George Lindmann of www.coalcreek.com Throughout the year, my four kids and I organize our snake boots, our chigger repellant, our tools (which can include shovels, smart devices and gps software) and head out into the moist, dark Appalachian forests of Eastern Tennessee. Throughout rural Appalachia, “ginsenging” is a family affair. The knowledge of how […]

Is Jewelweed A Good Poison Ivy Remedy? (Scientific Studies)

Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) is a plant native to the northeastern and midwestern US. It has a long history of use medicinally by multiple Native American tribes. Its primary use medicinally is for an external application to rashes, particularly poison ivy. Poison ivy ( Toxicodendron radicans) often grows side by side with jewelweed. There are only […]

5 Edible Survival Plants Everyone Should Know(Worldwide)

Allium vineale - Wild Garlic Bulbs

Modern society is built on the backs of tens of thousands of years of human beings surviving off of hunted and foraged food. Identifying and foraging for wild edibles is a skill that almost every human being still has the ability to cultivate. Most of us today don’t have years of experience honing our plant […]

Wild Leek – A Beloved Spring Wild Edible

Wild Leeks (Allium tricoccum)

Wild Leeks (Allium tricoccum) have reached an almost legendary status in some parts of the Northeastern US and Appalachia. Although these relatives of onions and garlic can grow in large colonies care should be taken when harvesting. They are perennial plants that are slow to spread. Once the root is harvested it could take a […]

Greenbrier – Winter and Spring Wild Edible

Smilax rotundifolia - Greenbrier Leaf

The roundleaf greenbrier(Smilax rotundifolia) is often underestimated as a wild edible. Even most of the published literature I have seen doesn’t hightlight the full utility of this plant as a wild edible. In reality this plant is an extremely useful wild edible at the right times of year. The roundleaf Greenbrier is plentiful in the […]

5 Trees With Edible Inner Bark

Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila) inner bark

Eating the inner bark of certain trees is something that is often referred to as a “good” source of food in survival situations, especially in the winter when not much else is available. I wanted to investigate this claim so I made a list of 5 of the most common trees in the northeastern US […]

5 Easy to Forage Edible Winter Plants of the Northeast

Berberis thunbergii, Japanese Barberry fruits and leaves

Foraging interest and activity always peaks in the fall. Then inevitably it declines quickly with the cooler weather. There is a lot of interesting plants to forage that are available in the winter and for some such as hairy bittercress they even continue to grow on days that are warm enough. Getting familiar with these […]

5 Reasons Why Lab Grown Meat is Better

First Cultured Hamburger

What is Clean Meat?For those of you living in a cave(which some of our readers probably do) and haven’t heard of the recent advances in lab grown meat, let me update you. Within the last 2-5 years “clean meat” companies as they prefer to be called have made significant progress toward the goal of affordably […]

Wild Carrot – Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne's Lace Flower

The Wild Carrot(Daucus carota) also known as queen anne’s lace is the direct descendant of our domesticated carrot. These plants are meadow flowers that tend to be biennial but can live for 1 to 5 years depending on weather and it’s genetic makeup. Once an individual plant flowers it dies that winter. Carrot is a […]

Broccoli and Wild Garlic Recipe

Allium vineale, Wild Garlic

Wild Garlic Wild garlic is a name that actually refers to many edible plants. This particular Wild Garlic (allium vineale), also called Crow Garlic, is a very common species introduced from Europe and Africa. Onions, leeks, and shallots are also in the genus allium. Wild Garlic grows in many soil types, and is most active […]

Autumn Olive Fruit Leather Recipe

Elaeagnus umbellata, Autumn Olive fruit

Autumn Olive Introduction Autumn Olive (elaeagnus umbellata) is an invasive shrub that was introduced to the United States in the 1930s. By the 1950s it was promoted as a great food source for the wildlife and people of the Central and Eastern U.S. but it’s hearty nature and pervasiveness was underestimated. Autumn Olive’s abundant fruit […]