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October 24, 2016


chicken mushroom sandwich

Southern-Fried Chicken Mushroom Sandwich

Bright orange chicken mushrooms are all over Midwestern woods and farmers markets these days.

October 12, 2016


roasted hen of the woods

Crispy Roasted Hen of the Woods

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.

September 30, 2016


paw paw bread and butter

Midwestern Paw Paw Quick Bread

It's Indiana Banana season! Think of this recipe like a banana bread with paw paws instead.

September 8, 2016



The Persimmons Are Falling!

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.

May 5, 2016


Jill Vance in the woods

There’s More To Spring Foraging Than Just Morels

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.

May 4, 2016


morels growing in the woods

Hunting Morel Mushrooms: Q&A With Annie Corrigan

We have tips and tricks for finding morel mushrooms, but don't delay. The season is almost over!

April 21, 2016


hunting for morels in a forest

After Fires In West, Mushroom Hunters ‘Chase The Burn’

Foragers are now scouring the hills in California in search of black morels — prized mushrooms which grow in land ravaged by forest fires.

June 23, 2015


jackie howard with root beer

Better-Than-Bottled Root Beer

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.

April 10, 2015


chicken of the woods mushrooms

Taste Of Place, Voices Of The Market, Local Food In Wyoming

Amy Trubek studies taste and its connection to place. Bringing research to rural cancer patients. Local producers set-up shop at spring farmers' markets.

October 30, 2014


birds on a persimmon tree

Hunting For Persimmons, Local Yarn, Have Bones Make Broth

Vicki Basman says look down to find the best persimmons. Then, Daniel Orr mushes up persimmon jam. A tutorial on making bone broth. And, the local wool economy.

May 10, 2014


sourdough bread at feast

Bread Baking At Feast, Food Policy Councils, Ramps

Quick! Pick up some ramps from a local forager and pickle them. Mike Siberz has become one with the bread at Feast. And, Mark Winne talks food policy councils.

April 28, 2014


Neglected apple orchard

Dumpster Diving, Gleaning Result In Tasty Apple Dessert

My investigative research into the subculture of dumpster diving culminates with my own dabbling into dumpster foraging and gleaning at an orchard.

April 5, 2014


dandelion in the snow

Spring Foraging Off To Slow Start

Author and homesteader Eric Brown worries that the record cold temperatures this winter will further delay the appearance of wild edibles.

April 4, 2014


sweet potatoes at farmers market

Farmers Market Seaon, Foraging For Dandelions, Ag Drones

Believe it or not, it's time for farmers markets! Robin Hobson gives us a behind-the-scenes view. And, will the wacky winter weather impact wild edibles?

March 10, 2014

Greening Your Bookshelf 

book covers

5 Must-Read Food Books For Spring

We’ve gathered a list of new additions to your bookshelf that will inspire you to eat local, forage wild edibles and get your green thumb on.

December 14, 2013

Surf And Turf 

three eggs in hand

Fishing And Stewing Oysters, Snowbirds, Shake-Up Cocktail

Today, we fish for wild oysters in Nicaragua and give chickens a break from laying eggs. Daniel Orr shares a cocktail recipe perfect for holiday entertaining.

December 12, 2013

Traditional Dish 


Oyster Soup Fresh From Pearl Lagoon

Even if you can't get your hands on oysters fresh from the ocean, this soup from Pearl Lagoon will be a tasty dish to warm you during the cold months.

October 22, 2013


persimmons and persimmon jam in white pot

Persimmons Are My Jam

Sure, persimmon pudding is the traditional way to enjoy this wild fall delicacy. But why not turn your persimmons into jam and enjoy them through the spring!

October 18, 2013

Indiana banana 


Paw Paw Cookies, Puh-Please

Paw paws are called Indiana Bananas not just because they grow all over the state through the fall, but because the fruits' tastes and textures are similar.

August 31, 2013

Tooty Fruity 


Canning Is A Ball, Fresh Fruit Become Drinks, School Gardens

Since we're doing a lot of food preserving right now, it's fitting that we learn more about Ball jars. And, fresh watermelon juice and a blackberry liqueur.

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