Maine gardeners know that raising their own fruits and vegetables provides their families with wholesome food with a flavor that can't be compared with those bought in the store. They also know that Mother Nature provides a host of wild foods ready for the picking. These wild foods are bursting with flavor and add a heaping helping of vitamins and minerals to your diet.
If you are new to foraging and harvesting wild foods, these five wild greens are a good place to start, as they are easy to identify and locate and don’t require any special preparation. Because they are all greens (or come from the greens), most can be served either fresh or cooked, as a side dish, or used in casseroles, soups and sauces.
Check out these five wild greens readily found throughout Maine and treat your family to fresh wild greens long before those in the garden are ready for harvesting.
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