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Midwest Foraging

115 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Burdock to Wild Peach

By Lisa M. Rose

“This full color guide makes foraging accessible for beginners and is a reliable source for advanced foragers.” —Edible Chicago

The Midwest offers a veritable feast for foragers, and with Lisa Rose as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants. The plant profiles in Midwest Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and North Dakota.   

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“Lisa Rose is exactly the sort of person you want to teach you how to forage for wild food. Her calm, warming voice and extensive plant knowledge make you want to dash out your back door to discover what edible delights lie just beyond.” —Hank Shaw, James Beard Award–winning author of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook

“This full color guide makes foraging accessible for beginners and is a reliable source for advanced foragers.” —Edible Chicago

“Useful for beginners and those searching close to home...Introducing these species to kids would be a fun backyard teaching moment for parents.” —Iowa Press Citizen

“The Timber Press foraging series offers another set of books with high quality photography. . . . also available as handy Kindles.” —American Herb Association Quarterly

“A must-have for anyone who likes to forage...a remarkable piece of work, offering beautiful photos and hundreds of tips about when, how and where to harvest edible plants.” —Grand Rapids Press

“With 115 plants included, Midwest Foraging covers a lot of ground and is a good first choice for a beginning forager in the region covered. For more experienced folks with a larger library this is a valuable companion to include with your other field guides.” —Permaculture Podcast

“I love this book… A trustworthy reference book to what is safely edible… A great addition to anyone’s foraging toolkit.” —Little House in an Old Town
Product Details
Regional Foraging Series
Number of pages
Publication date
June 24, 2015