|Posted by glenwoodsundaymarket on September 18, 2010 at 9:52 PM|
We had such an amazing turn out for all three of our foraging walks at the market this week with Roger's Park resident and wild foods enthusiast Milton Dixon. By taking a short stroll with Milton, we discovered several urban edibles that grow wildly in our neighborhood, including apples, berries, poor man's pepper, and close relatives of lettuce and tomatoes. Has anyone noticed that they are looking down "weeds" in the neighborhood more often, and thinking, "Hey, I can eat that!"?
Thanks Milton, for reminding us that "this is our nature".
Friendly disclaimer: don't forget that just because a plant resembles something we saw together on our walk doesn't mean that you should chow down on what might be poor man's pepper. Use discretion, consider the source, use your best judgement, and educate yourself on identifying the native species safe for consumption before piling ally plants on your dinner plate.
Hugs and Basil,
Ann and Lauren
Learn & Grow @ GSM
p.s. Be sure to join us tomorrow for Worms Off The Hook! If you've been wanting to start worm composting, but unsure how to get started, NOW IS THE TIME. A & L