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Forage or foraging is the simple act of gathering food.  As we post fooraging articles or videos the links will also be shared here. Check out the seasonal forages linked below.

Mind you, sometimes the “wild” food is weeds that came up under the rosebushes – like in this YouTube Video

Forage in the Southwest

There is a wealth of food and other resources to be found in our region, starting with our own backyards!

You don’t have to be a homesteader, nor own acres of land.

We share ways to harvest and prepare both native and introduced products.

We urge you to harvest in a sustainable fashion.

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It’s a Way of Life

Although it’s gained far greater popularity in recent years, for our distant ancestors foraging would simply have been a way of life – a necessity in fact.

Foraging Topics

We offer many foraging tips both here – on this website – and on our YouTube Channel.  The links to the ones on our site are in blue.  The links to our YouTube are in red – because that is “their” color, not because they are dangerous or anything like that!  (Not political affiliations either!)  Then there are links in green – to Dr. Jacqueline Soule’s Gardening With Soule (.net) website.  This is where she will help you grow plants in your own yard for future harvesting.

Anytime

Easily Drying Herbs – on this site

Barrel Cactus Fruit forage/use – on this site

Barrel Cactus Fruit forage – on our YouTube

Creosote medicinal herb – on this site

Desert Broom medicinal herb – on this site

Desert Goji – edible fruit – on this site

Desert Goji – to grow for future harvest – on Gardening With Soule

Mammalaria cactus – fruit – on YouTube

Pine – medicinal herb – on this site

Tea, herbal teas or traditional tea flavoring forage/use – on this site

Wormwood – herb – on this site

Spring

Agarita Berries forage/use – on this site

Brittlebush – forage/use – on this site

Creosote Capers – forage – on our YouTube

Cactus Flowers – forage/use – on this site

Globe Mallow – forage/use – on this site

Palo Verde Beans – forage – on our YouTube

Palo Verde Capers  – flower buds/use – on our YouTube

Peppergrass  – recipe/cook with – on this site

Rose Petals forage/use – on this site

Violets – grow/use – on this site

Summer

Amaranth – forage/use on this site

Mesquite Beans – quick gf muffin – on this site

Mesquite Beans – gf muffin – on this site

Mesquite Beans – Forage Safely – on this site

Palo Verde Beans – forage – on our YouTube

Poreleaf  (a flavorful herb) – forage/use – on this site

Rose Petals forage/use – on this site

Squash Blossoms cook with – on this site

Squash Blossoms – cook with – on our YouTube

Fall

Acorns – forage – on our site

Acorns recipes – on our site

Acorns – oaks to grow for future harvest – on Gardening With Soule

Palm Fruit forage/use – on this site

Palm Fruit forage – on our YouTube

Palo Verde Beans – forage – on our YouTube

Winter

Cheeseweed  – overview – on this site

Cheeseweed – forage/use – on this site

Cheeseweed – sauteed greens recipe – on this site

Palo Verde Beans – forage – on our YouTube

Peppergrass – forage/use – on our YouTube

Violets – grow/use – on this site

Herbs and More

soule-kino-southwestThe last few copies of this out-of-print award winning Southwestern book are now for sale. Father Kino’s Herbs: Growing and Using Them Today   The review says:

“Award-winning garden writer Dr. Jacqueline A. Soule has pulled together a fascinating book on the life of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino and some of the plants that he brought to Southern Arizona and northwestern Sonora, and area called the Pimeria Alta.”

A steal at only $20!  This link is to our sales site. The profits from the sale go to the local Horticulture Therapy non-profit Tierra del Sol Institute.  We hope you will help support this great Southwest non-profit!

And Here’s Our Cookbook!

savor-honey-bookMay we suggest our dandy little cookbook?   Using Honey in New and Savory Ways offers 36 pages of tips for using honey in your cooking, as well as in all manner of dishes. A steal at only $6!

We hope you will help support some local Southwest folks!
From the review:
“Honey is for more than desserts and this book can help! Using honey in cooking savory dishes helps engage all your taste buds and adds a layer of added flavor to everyday dishes – plus holiday fare.”

Beekeeper?  We offer volume discounts – because if you sell honey in local markets you might want to offer some of these books as well.

Legal Note

© Copyright Savor the Southwest // Jacqueline A. Soule. All rights reserved. You must ask permission to republish an entire blog post or article. Okay to use a short excerpt but you must give proper credit. You must include a link back to the original post on our site. No stealing photos.

Disclaimer

The authors of this website have researched the edibility of the materials we discuss, however, humans vary in their ability to tolerate different foods, drinks, and herbs. Individuals consuming flowers, plants, animals or derivatives mentioned in this blog do so entirely at their own risk. The authors on this site cannot be held responsible for any adverse reaction. In case of doubt please consult your medical practitioner.

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