More thoughts on eating   Leave a comment

The kids and I have discussed what it means to us to eat healthy. A big part of this, as discussed in the last write up, is gathering what wild edibles we can, growing what we can, and buying local for the rest. We are blessed to live in a community where so many of the necessary things are available. For many years I have been going berry picking, wild gathering herbs for both medicines and food, growing what I could, and trading for other things. Now we want to step it up. We are going to try to see how much of our food we can get from these methods.

Local that I know of- chicken, pork, beef, geese, moose, deer, rabbit, eggs, corn, raspberries, apples, crabapples, flour, cheeses, honey,  peppermint, raspberry leaf, asparagus, rhubarb, green beans, squash, carrots, garlic, lemon balm, catnip, nettles, blueberries, elderberries, blackberries, spinach, kale, collard greens, beets, onions, maple syrup, apple cider, chanterelles, Chaga, Masataki, Shitake, pine needles and cedar for tea, cranberries, strawberries, chives, water, fresh milk,  Jerusalem artichokes/sun chokes, tomatoes, potatoes,

Things we can make ourselves from locally obtained ingredients- pasta, desserts, jams and jellies, syrups, breads, vinegar, sauerkraut, teas, medicines, butter, yogurt, salad dressings, mayonnaise, ice cream,

What we have available at our place now- rhubarb, blueberries, elderberries, nettle, peppermint, sun chokes, asparagus, raspberries, comfrey, wild carrot, dandelion, milkweed, pine, cedar, maple and birch trees,  blackberries, catnip, primrose, apples, chives,


Not obtainable locally, that I know of- salt, olive oil, raisins, grapes, oranges, bananas, quinoah, oatmeal, nuts, sugar (though we don’t use it),  almond milk, peanut butter, coconut oil, sweet potatoes (can we grow them locally?), yeast,



Posted December 7, 2015 by oldwaywmn in Uncategorized

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