"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!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Processing Autumnberries

Autumnberry harvest at Raven's Roost Farm
If you came to our autumnberry harvest two weeks ago, or if you picked some autumnberries on your own time, you may still have a fridge or freezer full waiting to be turned into something delicious! I mean, the berries are pretty tasty on their own, but their flavor improves vastly when you process them-- plus, no more chewing on seeds!