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Edible Plant Books


Northeast Foraging

Northeast Foraging:

120 wild and flavorful edibles from beachplums to wineberries

By Leda Meredith

The Northeast offers a veritable feast for foragers. The woods, meadows, seashore, and even city neighborhoods are home to an abundance of delicious wild edible plants. Learn how to find spicy peppergrass seedpods in a sunny meadow to replace store-bought peppercorns. You can gather delicious cattail shoots for a spring salad and even tame some weedy, pungent garlic mustard in your next stir-fry. A passionate wild foods expert, Leda Meredith emphasizes local varieties and traditions, showing you what to look for, when and where to look, and how to gather in a responsible way. Northeast Foraging provides a season guide for foraging year-round, detailed information for safe indentification, collecting tips for sustainable harvesting, ideas for preperation and use, and covers New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Deleware, Rhode Island, Ontario, and Quebec. This book gets high praise from Sam Thayer, author of The Forager's Harvest and Nature's Garden (below), and "Wildman" Steve Brill. With color photos of each plant it has 308 pages and is 6-1/2" x 9".

23415 - Northeast Foraging - $24.00

The Foragers Harvest

The Forager's Harvest

A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing
Edible Wild Plants

By Samuel Thayer

The Forager's Harvest is a wild food book like no other. Drawing upon a lifetime of experience with edible wild plants, the author shares his in-depth knowledge of foraging with the authority, enthusiasm, and humor that have captivated thousands. You'll gain an intimate under-standing of all the plants in this book, where to find them, how to identify them, their seasons of harvest, and their methods of collection and preparation. This is the prefect guide for all experience levels, with more than 200 color photos, showing each edible part in the proper stage for harvest. Step-by-step tutorial to plant identification, as well as photos and text comparing potentially confusing plants. Includes a thorough discussion of how to gather and use the plants, a foraging calendar showing harvest times for wild foods, and an illustrated glossary.

23410 - The Forager's Harvest - $18.95

 THE FORAGER'S HARVEST - DVD

THE FORAGER'S HARVEST - DVD


The Forager's Harvest DVD Set includes two discs covering all the plants discussed in Samuel Thayer's first book, The Forager's Harvest. The footage was shot by Brian Pierce over the course of three years as he accompanied Samuel on foraging adventures. Through hundreds of hours of editing, organizing, re-shooting, and planning in order to optimize the usefulness of the video to viewers, Brian created excellent DVDs that are both informative and fun. The entire production is narrated by Samuel Thayer. It also contains real-life footage of gathering and eating from the wild. In it, normal foraging is often interrupted for antics, to cover the bases regarding each plant: identification, where to find it, what stage to harvest it in, what parts to collect, how to get them, and how to use them. For much more information and photos of Samuel Thayer foraging and using plants CLICK HERE.

23902 - DVD - The Forager's Harvest - $18.95  


Natures Garden

Nature's Garden

A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing
Edible Wild Plants

By Samuel Thayer

Nature's Garden is Samuel Thayer's long awaited, Part II, to his original The Forager's Harvest. The author continues with his in-depth knowledge of foraging with the authority, enthusiasm, and humor that have captivated thousands. This book provides an additional 42 plants, and more than 400 color photos, showing each edible plant in the proper stage for harvest. You'll gain an intimate under-standing of all the plants in this book, where to find them, how to identify them, their seasons of harvest, and their methods of collection and preparation. Includes a thorough discussion of how to gather and use the plants, a foraging calendar showing harvest times for wild foods, and an illustrated glossary. According to Bill Heavey, editor-at-large, Field & Stream magazine, "Amid an overabundance of armchair guides to foraging, Nature's Garden is the book you want in hand if you are actually going to head out to identify, harvest and prepare wild edible plants.

23411 - Nature's Garden - $20.95

Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants

Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants

By Christopher Nyerges

Written by a leading expert on wild foods and a well-known teacher of survival skills, the Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants is more than a listing of plant types - it teaches how to recognize edible plants and where to find them, their medicinal and nutritional properties, and their growing cycles. This new edition features more than 70 plants found all around the United States along with more than 100 full-color photos plus handy leaf, fruit, and seed keys to help the readers identify the plants. It also includes fascinating folklore about plants, personal anecdotes about trips and meals, and simple and tasty recipes. 237 pages with color photos. Soft Cover.

23412 - Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants - $21.50

 Edible Wild Plants  Eastern/Central North America

Edible Wild Plants
Eastern/Central North America

By Lee Allen Peterson

This is the Edible Plant Guide we recommend for the North East. It is a field guide to edible plants in Eastern and Central America. More than 370 edible wild plants, plus 37 poisonous look-alikes, are described here, with 400 drawings and 78 color photographs showing precisely how to recognize each species. Also included are habitat descriptions, lists of plants by season, and preparation instructions for 22 different foods. 7-1.4" x 4.5". 330 pages.

23401 - Edible Wild Plants - Eastern/Central NA - $18.00

Foraging California

Foraging California

Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Foods in California
By Christopher Nyerges

From acorns, cactus, and yucca to mesquite, manzanit, and lamb's quarter, Foraging Caliufornia guides readers to the dible wild foods and healthful herbs of the Golden State. Organized by plant families, this book is an authoritative guide for nature lovers, outdoors enthusiasts, and gastronomes. This guide also includes: Species ranging from herbs to trees, Forager notes and expert advice on identifying, preparing, freezing, drying, storing, and cooking wild edibles, Tools, techniques, and foraging etiquette, as well as recipes to prepare at home or on the trail. It should be noted thatover half of these plants can be found around the country and on the east coast. 244 pages, with color photos. Soft cover.

23416 - Foraging California - $22.00

USEFUL PLANTS OF THE U.S. - DVD

USEFUL PLANTS OF THE U.S. - DVD

By: Christopher Nyerges

This DVD is part of a "Exploring Edible Wild Foods" series by Christopher Nyerges. He is the author of 7 books (including the Guide to Wild Foods and Enter the Forest), is the Editor of Wilderness Way Magazine, and has taught survival skills to over 30,000 students.

In this DVD you will learn how to identify and use common wild plants found anywhere in the U.S. Join Christopher as he explores a wild area and shows you common edible and medicinal plants. Some poisonous plants are shown as well as plants used to make fire. Watch Christopher Nyerges actually start a fire with plants. One hour in length.

This is not one of those tapes that looks like it was shot with a handy-cam and edited in the garage. It is a professional production. (No Returns).

23901 - DVD - Useful Plants of the U.S. - 1 Hour - $20.95  


Morel Hunting

Morel Hunting:

How to find, preserve, care for, and prepare the wild mushroom

By John and Theresa Maybrier

This is a great book with lots of color photos!
- Identifying the most popular wild mushroom and distinguishing them from false morels
- Color photos and full descriptions of the 5 morel types--black morels, half-cap, and gray, yellow, and big-foot--for easy identification
- When and where to hunt to find the most morels in season
- Hunting morels by tree type
- Cleaning, preserving, and drying morels
- Basic cooking techniques--plus special recipes
Measures 8-1/4" x 5.5" with 112 pages and many color photos.

23414 - Morel Hunting - $12.95

 The Essential Wild Food Survival Guide

The Essential Wild Food Survival Guide

By Linda Runyon

Linda Runyon's 13-year experience of homesteading without stores, electricity, or other modern conveniences, brought about the creation of this ultimate wild food guide! She identifies many varieties of edible wild foods. The majority of the plants are found in all 50 states, and indeed, most of the world. A few are unique to the East or the West United States. Formerly released as "From Crabgrass Muffins to Pine Needle Tea", The Essential Wild Food Survival Guide is new and improved. It is larger than the original edition, is an easier-to-read format, has clearer improved graphics, and an expanded recipe section.

23409 - Essential Wild Food Survival Guide - $22.00

 Botany In A Day

Botany In A Day

By Thomas J. Elpel

Although not an edible plant book per se, Botany in a Day is changing the way people are learning about plants. Instead of presenting individual plants, this book unveils the patterns of identification and uses among related plants, giving readers simple tools to rapidly unlock the mysteries of the new species they encounter. Instead of trying to identify plants one-at-a-time, this book gives you a way to learn them by the hundreds, based on the principle that related plants have similar patterns for identification, and they often have similar uses. Measures 11" x 8-1/2" with 221 pages.

23405 - Botany In A Day - $29.00

 Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants - 2nd Edition

Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants - 2nd Edition

By Bradford Angier

Despite the title, this is not actually a field guide. This is an alphabetical directory of 116 plants, arranged from "acorn" to "yellow water lily". Each entry has a very clear color drawing, and gives the plant's family, other names, description, distribution, and a discussion of edibility, with an occasional hint on preparation. However, if you do not know the name of a plant, then you must compare it one by one to the pictures in the book., to try to see if it matches. Measures 8-1/4" x 5-1/2" with 255 pages.

23402 - Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants - $19.00

 The Dandelion Celebration

The Dandelion Celebration

By Dr. Peter Gail

If you can't beat them, eat'em, is one way to look at it. This is the book that started all the current interest in the value of dandelions. Of course, there are also health and nutritional benefits, the great taste when you complement them with the right ingredients to mask the bitterness), and the wide variety of ways to prepare dandelion roots, flowers and greens. This book is the definitive guide to enjoying dandelions in everything from breads, casseroles and pizza to wine, coffee, and dessert. Discover the history and the nutritional and medicinal properties of this lawnscaping arch villain as you learn how to pick, prepare and savor every part of the plant. 160 pages with 9 photos. 5.5" x 8.5" paperback. SIGNED COPY

23406 - The Dandelion Celebration - $10.95 Out Of Stock


 The Great Dandelion Cookbook

The Great Dandelion Cookbook

By Judi Strauss and Dr. Peter Gail

This is basically Volume II of "The Dandelion Celebration." Since 1994 cooks with dandelion in their heritage have been invited to share their recipes and win prizes in the National Dandelion Cookoff. This is a compilation of the over 125 recipes from the finalists in the first five cookoffs. The yummiest of the these recipes - from dandyburgers and dandeolis (raviolis made with dandelions) to dandelion flower drop cookies - have been collected here. This is a great addition to The Dandelion Celebration. SIGNED COPY

23407 - The Great Dandelion Cookbook - $10.95 Out Of Stock


 Volunteer Vegetable Sampler

Volunteer Vegetable Sampler

By Dr. Peter Gail

This book profiles 41 common backyard weeds and fruits, providing history, medicinal and culinary information about each plant, along with recipes for their use. Included are chapters on how to find help with identification, how to market weeds at roadside stands, building an effective first aid kit using backyard weeds, and a pre K-college curriculum unit for teaching young people how to forage. Filled with useful information for the person of the family that wishes to know the value of and uses for plants which they walk over each day. Comb bound, 192 pages, 8.5" x 11". SIGNED COPY

23408 - Volunteer Vegetable Sampler - $19.95 Out Of Stock


EDIBLE & POISONOUS PLANT CARDS

EasternWestern


These decks of cards are great for backpackers, hikers, campers, or persons learning edible and poisonous plants. Full-color pictures combined with detailed descriptions enable the collector to identify these plants in their native habitats. The set for Eastern States includes the more important edible (44) and poisonous (8), and for the Western States, edible (45) and poisonous (9).

Edible & Poisonous Plants of the - $7.95

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