Forage

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Everyone knows that morel mushrooms are delicious, but our forests and fields hold a lot of other wild delicacies too.

Dining on Nettles, Milkweed and Dandelions

Jul 9, 2013
Hilary Stohs-Krause / Harvest Public Media

 

 It’s a humid, windy day in southeast Nebraska, and Adam Hintz is hunting for morels. The mushroom, which kind of looks like a shrunken brain, is known for being elusive, and so far, nothing’s turned up.

But lots of other edibles have.

“This is a common milkweed,” Hintz said, eying a patch of knee-high green plants with veiny leaves. “You can eat it in three different forms throughout the year.”