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Spring edibles foraging
« on: Jun 08, 2021, 05:25 PM »
When ice season ends I turn my attention to foraging. This was another great year for the ramps here in southeast NY, took about 25 pounds, eating all we could stand an selling about half of them.

From May 20 through June 5, we harvested every 3 days a huge flush of terrific golden oyster mushrooms, and could not even reach them all. Ate more than I should have and also put a bunch in the freezer for use throughout the year.
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Re: Spring edibles foraging
« Reply #1 on: Jun 08, 2021, 05:26 PM »
I estimate we took easily 40 pounds of golden oysters, I am still sauteeing them, eating some now and freezing some. We could not even reach I'd say 30 pounds that were too high in the tree, but we got to witness these high ones do a massive spore dump - you could see what looked like smoke pouring out of them and that will seed the area for the future to get more when the conditions are right.
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Re: Spring edibles foraging
« Reply #2 on: Jun 22, 2021, 08:28 AM »
When ice season ends I turn my attention to foraging. This was another great year for the ramps here in southeast NY, took about 25 pounds, eating all we could stand an selling about half of them.

From May 20 through June 5, we harvested every 3 days a huge flush of terrific golden oyster mushrooms, and could not even reach them all. Ate more than I should have and also put a bunch in the freezer for use throughout the year.

Awesome - are these wild or are you growing them somehow?
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Re: Spring edibles foraging
« Reply #3 on: Jun 23, 2021, 09:33 AM »
its been a great year for mulberry and blackberries in my neck of the woods - not so great for mushrooms

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Re: Spring edibles foraging
« Reply #4 on: Jun 25, 2021, 06:35 PM »
Awesome - are these wild or are you growing them somehow?

These are wild and we spend time every spring and in the main fall mushroom season hiking in good habitat for them. Golden oyster mushrooms are not native to North America, they are Asian in origin, but I will take an invasive species that tastes this good any day.
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Re: Spring edibles foraging
« Reply #5 on: Jun 25, 2021, 06:36 PM »
Thank you Ship of Fools and Matzilla for the " off-season " replies to my posts
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Re: Spring edibles foraging
« Reply #6 on: Jun 25, 2021, 07:25 PM »
Earlier this year!


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Re: Spring edibles foraging
« Reply #7 on: Jun 25, 2021, 09:53 PM »
Nice morels ! I have never found any that fresh !
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Re: Spring edibles foraging
« Reply #8 on: Jul 08, 2021, 06:14 PM »
The calendar date now has this thread at  " Summer edibles foraging ". My update is that it is a better than average year for blackcaps here - we have taken 9 quarts so far without even trying that hard. Also, the the golden oyster mushroom spot that I thought was done 3 weeks ago is producing again ! We took 10 pounds out on July 5 and left about 10 more pounds of perfect ones. I already have a bunch frozen from a month ago and have not found anyone yet that will buy what I can't use. !!!

Next week the wineberries will be on, but I don't know if I will feel like getting these this year ( they are not great eaten raw but make out-of-tis-world jam ). Maybe the kids will still want to harvest.

In 2 weeks the blackberries will be on, and we go after these with fervor as they make the best pie you can imagine  ;)
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Re: Spring edibles foraging
« Reply #9 on: Jul 08, 2021, 07:14 PM »
Raspberries are about ripe here,my huge wild blackberry patch is  loaded with green berries right now.

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Re: Spring edibles foraging
« Reply #10 on: Jul 08, 2021, 08:15 PM »
Agree with “Summer Foraging”! With the rain we’ve been having, my guess is that the Boletes will be popping out soon in abundance. I need to get out soon and get a few!
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Re: Spring edibles foraging
« Reply #11 on: Jul 09, 2021, 07:54 AM »
I was at my cabin in North Central PA this past weekend and the wild blueberries and strawberries were so sweet and in abundance.  So many of them my son had to go out and pick some every day they were so good!
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Re: Spring edibles foraging
« Reply #12 on: Jul 17, 2021, 01:28 PM »
I was at my cabin in North Central PA this past weekend and the wild blueberries and strawberries were so sweet and in abundance.  So many of them my son had to go out and pick some every day they were so good!

Mumbleseed, getting your kids into berry and other wild edible harvesting insures that they will have a lifetime of respect and admiration for the gifts that nature provides us. So many kids don't have anyone that can teach them these skills and so it makes me sad that they will never know the pleasure of eating wild berries, the best thing tat tere is about summer. We feel like the richest people in the world wen we are enjoying our wild berries.  ;)
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