This website isn’t about us. It’s about you.
Our goal for this website is to have readers follow us along and learn just how doable and sustainable it can be to harvest and cook wild foods. We don’t claim to be chefs or experts of any kind – we just want to show readers how accessible and affordable publicly-owned wild foods can be, and how to turn them into excellent table fare.
But, just so you know a little about us, read on…
What you need to know about us is plain and simple: we love harvesting and cooking wild foods, and we love sharing. We share a lot of food that we harvest with friends and family, and we like to spread our knowledge as well.
Our recipes don’t just come from us – we come from families who love to cook and have helped us develop our recipes.
We’ve introduced countless friends to things like mushroom hunting and kayak fishing, and we want to make it a bigger part of our lives.
A huge part of our approach to hunting, fishing, and foraging is to hopefully harvest successfully while respecting the resource. We hope that the information we provide will help both harvesters and non-harvesters alike appreciate that wild foods are sustainable when taken responsibly.
Here are a few things that (we believe) separate us from a lot of other wild foods resources:
Our focus is on affordability and accessibility. Kayak fishing, hunting with in-state, over-the-counter tags, and mushroom foraging are all affordable and accessible activities that can put food on your table. Over the years we have learned about a lot of tricks to make things even more affordable, and we plan on sharing them here.
Our recipes are designed to save time without sacrificing quality. We focus on developing recipes that are fast and simple, or are great for making in bulk and freezing for later (think frozen pizzas, burritos, potstickers, and other meals you can cook very quickly when you don’t want to spend time cooking).
Our recipes will be straight to the point and easy to read. No excessive advertising, no scrolling down through pages and pages of material to find the recipe, no pop-ups. Just recipes.
Here are some of the main reasons why we believe that wild foods are so great and want to get more people involved:
- When harvested responsibly, they are self-sustaining, and while they may require energy to be managed to some extent, they don’t require energy to be produced. They are there, and they have been there, and they will continue to be there if we all practice good stewardship.
- Wild foods are more fun than store-bought foods. It’s simple – we would way rather take a trip to the woods or to the ocean than to the grocery store.
- Wild foods are generally more healthy than store-bought foods. They are unprocessed and organic, and have nutritional benefits that often outweigh their store-bought counterparts.
- Wild foods can also be very affordable, and it’s one of our goals to provide tips and information that make harvesting wild food as affordable as possible.
- Wild foods are fun to cook. It can be intimidating, but with careful planning and proper harvesting, there are plenty of easy, awesome, crowd-pleasing recipes to turn wild foods into gourmet meals.
- Wild foods provide variety that you otherwise miss out on. Foods that you can harvest from the wild can be very expensive, difficult to find, or literally impossible to buy from a store.
- Wild foods grow passively and don’t require care. If you want to raise animals for meat or build a garden, plan on sticking around to care for your food (we like to garden and accept that burden). Wild foods care for themselves until you harvest which is REALLY nice if you think about it.
Thanks for tuning in to our About Us page. We hope it helps clarify our reasoning for starting this website, and we hope you’ll stick around to check out our other pages.
If you have any questions about harvesting your own wild foods, please contact us – we are happy to help where we can. And of course, if you have any friendly advice, please feel free to share.
To contact us, please use the CONTACT US form on the bottom of this page.