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Hunting, Gathering and Foraging

Wild foods of all kinds....goods from the woods!

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Fall Foraging 5 Replies

In Virginia, even though I am still harvesting some veggies and plenty of herbs, our fall foraging is in full swing. We have walnuts, hickory, acorns, dandelion, sorrels, lambs quarters, Jerusalem…Continue

Started by Lynn S. Last reply by Penny V. Nov 27, 2012.

Urban Foraging and its Legalities 4 Replies

An article in today's NYT discusses foraging on foreclosed properties.  Yes, there is the trespass issue, but is it not a greater crime to let food go to waste?  I am glad to hear that local…Continue

Tags: sharing, foodwaste, laws, legal, foraging

Started by Torry. Last reply by SamR Sep 8, 2012.

Why limit the group to meat? 6 Replies

I think the Homegrowers on this site might benefit more from the group if it included additional hunting goals! It would still be a bit like a big game hunting trip where several folks agree to…Continue

Started by Pat Johnson. Last reply by SamR Sep 8, 2012.

Foraging in Missouri 4 Replies

Hello there. My hubby and I are interested in what types of fruits and other edibles can be foraged around the St. Louis area. We've seen some Elderberries and Blackberries, but wondering what else…Continue

Tags: Foraging

Started by Stacey. Last reply by Stacey Jan 29, 2012.

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Comment by Kathleen Dickson on May 20, 2013 at 12:26pm

Hey, Bruce!

howdy, neighbor! i see you live near nesika beach - i live just south of whaleshead off 101 (cape ferello area north of brookings), so we're really close... :-) my husband and i have been here (in the area) for 11 years, love it and can't imagine living anywhere else! we should hook up sometime and share knowledge/ideas/etc.

 

 

 

Comment by Bruce Grieve on January 27, 2013 at 4:20pm

Excellent! My wife and I have lived here just north of Gold Beach for 10 years now. We love to garden, I am into growing stuff we can harvest, she is more in tune with the flowery stuff. I got two chickens last summer thinking I might get lucky and have at least one of them a hen but NOOoooooo two roosters. Can't bear to whack their heads off so when the weather in a bit better I am going to get some hens. We have 3 acres here we live on (less than a half mile from Nesika Beach) and we have 5 acres up the Rogue River about 3 miles. Loads of possibilities. Land rich cash poor.

Comment by rachel whetzel on January 27, 2013 at 4:09pm

I've been part of the site for quite a while now! I have written for the chicken dept. lol South Umpqua is inland. The Umpqua River actually meets the sea in Winchester Bay. I live along the I-5, about an hour 1/2+ south of Eugene. Closer to Grants Pass.

I've got a lot of interests!! I'll be learning more about cheese making and canning this year. (fingers crossed) I own Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats, Chickens, Ducks and Rabbits. (plus the menagerie of dogs, cats and a cockatoo.)

Comment by Bruce Grieve on January 27, 2013 at 4:04pm

Hi Rachel, Have you been on this site long? I am hoping it turns out to be a good one. South Umpqua thats inland isn't it? Salem or Eugene or way north?

Around here the Chanterelles are everywhere and if your on your toes the King Boletes too. Definitely go with your Dad it's like an adult Easter egg hunt.

What are your interests?

Comment by rachel whetzel on January 27, 2013 at 3:48pm

Hello, Bruce!! Fellow Oregonian here! I used to live over in Reedsport, but have since moved inland to the South Umpqua region. I'm still new to the idea of foraging... but my dad is a pretty big mushroom hunter! I need to go with him sometime.

Comment by Bruce Grieve on January 27, 2013 at 3:29pm

Hello from the south OREGON coast.

I am brand new to this site, and hope it becomes a good source of information as well as a way to connect with others that enjoy foraging in the wild for good eats!

Our zone here in Gold Beach is 9b. We have an abundance of the following foods: Chanterelle mushrooms, Bolete mushrooms, Huckleberries, Blackberries, Salmon berries, Salial (for the berries) Licorice Fern, and all the normal greens.

Anyone else in our area?

Comment by Ed notyours on December 9, 2012 at 12:23pm

we hunt wild mushrooms and many medical plants in upstate new york north of syracuse

Comment by David P. McMillen on March 28, 2012 at 9:44pm

Last year out at Clear Creek Lake on the Ft. Hood reservation, we picked some nice wild blackberries. There are regulations on post for how much you can pick , but it was way more than we needed, and you need a access pass for the training areas, but evidently not too many people here are interested in foraging, because the berrys were quite abundant! I'm going back out there this spring to pick some and make a nice cobbler!

Comment by Torry on December 19, 2011 at 1:11pm

An unusually warm winter has kept a few wild edible greens around for an extra while.  I was walking in a fallow field and saw some common winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris).  They have a warm, mustardy flavor.  This got me thinking ahead to spring for creesy greens, a look-a-like edible that grows like crazy in spring.  Happy foraging!

Comment by Carol J. Alexander on April 27, 2011 at 12:53pm

Hi,

I'm new to Homegrown.org and this group. Can't wait to meet you all. We live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and my favorite foraging is for berries!

 

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