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Monthly Foraging Guide

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Interested in foraging? Use this month-by-month guide to find out what's in season now:

March

Backlit Common Dandelion Clocks (Taraxacum officinale) at Sunset
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Asparagus
Cattail shoots
Chickweed
Dandelions
Milkweed shoots
Shaggy Mane Mushrooms
Sheep Sorrel
Stinging Nettles
Wild Violets

April

Asparagus
Burdock
Cattail shoots
Chickweed
Dandelions
Lamb's Quarters
Milkweed shoots
Morels
Plantain
Shaggy Mane Mushrooms
Sheep Sorrel
Stinging Nettles
Wild Violets

May

Asparagus
Boysenberries
Burdock
Cherries
Chickweed
Dandelions
Fiddleheads (Ostrich Ferns)
Gooseberries
Lamb's Quarters
Mint
Morels
Plantain
Sheep Sorrel

June

Cattail spikes (late June)
Cherries
Chickweed
Dandelions
Figs
Gooseberries
Lamb's Quarters
Milkweed flower buds
Mint
Plantain
Purslane
Raspberries
Sheep Sorrel

July

Blackberries
Blueberries
Bolete Mushrooms
Cherries
Chickweed
Dandelions
Elderberries
Figs
Gooseberries
Hedgehog Mushrooms
Lamb's Quarters
Milkweed Fruits
Mint
Plantain
Purslane
Raspberries
Sheep Sorrel

August

Apples
Blackberries
Blueberries
Bolete Mushrooms
Buffalo Berries
Cherries
Chickweed
Chokeberries
Crab Apples
Dandelions
Elderberries
English Walnuts
Figs
Gooseberries
Hedgehog Mushrooms
Huckleberries
Lions Mane Mushrooms
Mint
Plantain
Pine Nuts
Purslane
Raspberries
Sheep Sorrel
Wild Grapes

September

Apples
Blackberries
Black Walnuts
Bolete Mushrooms
Buffalo Berries
Chanterelle Mushrooms
Chestnuts
Chickweed
Chokeberries
Dandelions
Elderberries
English Walnuts
Figs
Gingko nuts
Hedgehog Mushrooms
Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
Lions Mane Mushrooms
Mint
Pine Nuts
Plantain
Prickly Pears
Rose hips (after first frost)
Shaggy Mane Mushrooms
Sheep Sorrel
Wild Grapes

October

Acorns (must be leached)
Apples
Black Walnuts
Bolete Mushrooms
Chanterelle Mushrooms
Chickweed
Chestnuts
Crab Apples
Dandelions
English Walnuts
Gingko nuts
Hedgehog Mushrooms
Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
Lions Mane Mushrooms
Mint
Persimmons
Plantain
Prickly Pears
Rose hips (after first frost)
Shaggy Mane Mushrooms
Sheep Sorrel
Wild Grapes

November

Chestnuts
Crab Apples
Gingko nuts
Hen of the Woods mushrooms
Pecans
Persimmons
Sheep Sorrel

December

Chestnuts

Note: This is a general harvest guide for North America. Harvest times may vary slightly in your area

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