Posted on February 25, 2019 8:00 AM by Gerry Trout
I've been thinking about chickweed lately. It's that time of year.
Chickweed is showing up everywhere these days, and I want you to know about it.
Most people think of chickweed as a WEED. Well, in your yard it probably is a weed (unwanted in your yard.).
But I want you to think of it in a new way.
1. It's edible
2. It's everywhere
3. It's free food!!!!
Before you eat anything, you must first identify it. We trust our grocers to identify safe food for us, but when we are gathering food in the wild, we must positively identify it before eating it.
Here's an excellent video on chickweed. How to identify it, how to use it, and how to feel good about gathering your own salad fixins.
You will see chickweed in a whole new light. We collected some from the yard, and had it in our salad for lunch. With positive identification, I'm not afraid to forage in our yard.
If you are interested, there are lots more wild foods to gather. Stay tuned.