What We Do
We gather wild foods. We meticulously record the locations we harvest from and the quantities we collect. This data aims to inform ourselves and others decisions about harvesting wild foods.
We work with farmers, landowners, schools, and the public to educate them on how and where to find wild foods, how to prepare and eat them, and how they can be commercialized in a way which benefits the environment, and society.
This website is not an identification guide but rather a record of some wild edible plants that can be found in the Finger Lakes Region and some notes regarding their culinary uses.
We believe in biodiversity. Our aim is to increase the diversity of the human diet at the same time as improving environmental diversity. Every time you eat a wild plant, that is one plant consumed that didn't require a monoculture, the most destructive force against diversity on our planet.
It’s true that wild plants, mushrooms, lichens, algae and other organisms are commonly found to be higher in nutrients than cultivated foods or found to contain unique compounds not found in other foods. Due to the great diversity of species, they collectively offer an exceptionally broad spectrum of nutrients, aka flavors.
We offer consultations for domestic and commercial land use with regard to edible wild plants. Please contact us for more information.
We supply wild foods to anyone who wants them - restaurants, our friends, the public, wholesalers and distributors - because we believe in that. There is a great need for sufficient nutrition and easy availability of it. In our bodies and on our landscapes.
Our work is actual research into wild foods as a future resource for food on our planet. We record every move we make, every plant we harvest and every change in the populations we collect from. This is something we learned from Miles Irving at Forager. We are creating a sustainable example for future generations.