WHY EAT WILD?

"In wildness is the preservation of the world." -H.D. Thoreau

Why eat from the wild? The answer is obvious to anyone who has felt the emotional uplift from the weight of a basket brimming with morel mushrooms, the earthy-sweet scent of digging Sassafras roots, or the heavy pulsing of a fish testing the limits of your fly rod.
There are a million reasons to eat wild, to get dirty, to taste fresh food. It is here where we connect to the Earth, our Ancestral past, immediate present and hope for a healthy future...

"Nothing else can build such awareness as surely and powerfully as practicing the ancient ecological art of humankind - foraging. It is not observation of, but rather participation in the phenomena of Nature that brings us to our greatest understanding of our place in the mosaic of life."
-Samuel Thayer The Forager's Harvest



Foraging in the Tip of the Mitten!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Canning Mullet at Home: A Pictorial Tutorial

Why can fish?
1. No need for electricity (freezers)
2. Keeps good for a LONG time
3. Dissolves bones to make it extra rich in calcium
4. Camp food!
5. Why not?

Many think that when backcountry camping the table fair is always going to be bland at best. Dehydrated soup, potato flakes, MRE's, ramen, you know the stuff. But it doesn't have to be that way! Foraging is one thing, but what if you are on the move, or its dark, or you're traveling in a protected area like a National Park? This is when canned fish is at its best: around the campfire after a long day's hike. But its good any old time too...


Nettle-Mushroom Quiche


Love quiche? Then try this hearty wild-crafted version made with nettles, wild mushrooms, and whole-grain crust! Recipe adapted from Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Website!

Check out the new website of the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center, our parent organization! Thank you!