Ryan Hines spends spring days in southern Indiana woods hunting for morels. He tells us about the research that goes into finding the best spots for 'shrooms.
Take care to clean your morels well before you fry them up. A salt water bath helps to remove any bugs that may have made a home in your mushrooms.
Kevin Pope grows ramps on his Lucas Lane Farm by harvesting the wild plants from the woods behind his property and then transplanting them near his hoop houses.
Our podcast series on baking goes vegan with Natalie Rae Good. Then, sustainable foraging tips from an expert. (Hint: leave the ramps bulbs in the ground.)
These are little bundles of baby spruce needles that are soft and tender. The flavor brings all the vitality of a forest bursting forth in springtime.
On the podcast: This land has been in Liz and Nate Brownlee's family for half a century, but the small orchard represents chapter one of their farming story.
You can identify a white pine tree by its clusters of five needles per bunch.
This week, Mas Masumoto on how his daughter's experience of farming differs from his. And cooking with an ingredient that requires no cultivation -- dandelions.
Some dogs have long been bred specifically to sniff out truffles, but could any old dog be trained to pick up this lucrative new trick?
Jarrod May brews with local ginger from farmer Candace Minster. Sales of plant milks are going up. Dairy farmers are on high alert. We go hunting for truffles.
Westerners are often looking for short, intense workouts. A new study points out a different path to fitness.
During the Civil War, spicebush tea often substituted for coffee when rations ran low. Pioneers also often made a spring tonic of spicebush tea.
Bright orange chicken mushrooms are all over Midwestern woods and farmers markets these days.
Hen of the woods is a variety of mushroom with caps that fan out like a feathered plume. These thin caps make them perfect for roasting.
It's Indiana Banana season! Think of this recipe like a banana bread with paw paws instead.
Louise Briggs has a love/hate relationship with her 60-foot persimmon tree. We visit the crew of locals who are helping to put the fruit to good use.
In the podcast, listen as Jill Vance points out wild edibles -- no mushrooms here! Before you forage, check out her list of favorite identification books.
We have tips and tricks for finding morel mushrooms, but don't delay. The season is almost over!
Foragers are now scouring the hills in California in search of black morels — prized mushrooms which grow in land ravaged by forest fires.
Howard got the idea to make root beer when she met a farmer who sold sassafras bark. She describes her signature recipe as something similar to a sweet tea.