During the Civil War, spicebush tea often substituted for coffee when rations ran low. Pioneers also often made a spring tonic of spicebush tea.
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.
A new law in Indiana allows foragers to legally hunt for mushrooms off trails.
Author and homesteader Eric Brown worries that the record cold temperatures this winter will further delay the appearance of wild edibles.