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Foraging in the Woods or your Garden

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I know there are a lot of hunters and fishermen here, that bring meat/fish home for the table. This thread is more for finding plants/mushrooms/fruit to bring home to eat. I know not everybody has a big woods to search like me...but your victory garden produce will do also. ;)
With that said, Spring has sprung in Vermont and things are popping up all over. I walked out the back door this morning and found this flush of Shiitake mushrooms in some old plugged logs we had given up on years ago. Great way to start of the morning.

Oh, and please do show us a dish using your harvest.

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This was todays haul.

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Going out later, after some boatwork and dig some Ramps. Can't wait for the Black Trumpets.
 
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I know there are a lot of hunters and fishermen here, that bring meat/fish home for the table. This thread is more for finding plants/mushrooms to bring home to eat.
With that said, Spring has sprung in Vermont and things are popping up all over. I walked out the back door this morning and found this flush of Shiitake mushrooms in some old plugged logs we had given up on years ago. Great way to start of the morning.

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This was todays haul.

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Going out later, after some boatwork and dig some Ramps.
Awesome!!!

 

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Using some of our bounty..."Willow Hill Pho". Dinner tonight, Shiitake mushroom, beef, snow peas in a mushroom based Pho...Yum!

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Myself, I'd be worried I'd poison myself
That has always been my concern, however, my Daughter gave me a present where I can grow my own mushrooms at home. It comes in a box and the mushrooms grow right out of the box. You just have to add water. Unfortunately I cannot tell you how good it works as I have yet to open the box and add the water. :)[flag]
 

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Myself, I'd be worried I'd poison myself
That has always been my concern, however, my Daughter gave me a present where I can grow my own mushrooms at home. It comes in a box and the mushrooms grow right out of the box. You just have to add water. Unfortunately I cannot tell you how good it works as I have yet to open the box and add the water. :)[flag]
Funny, You definetly dont want to put things in you mouth that you are not sure about. We bought inoculated wooden plugs years ago and only got a few in previous years. This year they exploded. I knew what they were as soon as I spotted them. I do wild harvest mushrooms but usually limit myself to Oysters, Black Trumpets (black chanterels), Chanterels and Lions Main. Have not found any Morels yet in my woods. We have had mushroom kits in the past and they do work well. Good luck with yours.

Black Trumpets, some of the best.

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@zipper thank you will plant in the nest few days. also do you know of any good campgrounds in the area. If I can't make it to Cape Cod might like to go to Vermont. I would definitely prefer full hook ups. thanks [flag]
 

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@zipper thank you will plant in the nest few days. also do you know of any good campgrounds in the area. If I can't make it to Cape Cod might like to go to Vermont. I would definitely prefer full hook ups. thanks [flag]
Here is an Area Map of Campgrounds close to Lake Champlain. Best reviews for Appletree Bay, Champlain Adult and Pine Haven.

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Appletree Bay is on the Lake with a State boat ramp across Rt. 2 from it. It also has a 9 hole, par 3, golf course. And happens to be a few minutes from my parents Summer home. My location is the blue dot in center of picture. I do not know much about the other two but they had better reviews. Pine Haven looks too small to me to be a "real" campground, not just some guys back yard and is on the Lamoille River. We did Keep our Yamaha at Keeler Bay Campground and Marina three seasons ago. Seemed like most campers there were permanent and not much room coming and going. Lone Pine is big but right next to I89. Malletts Bay has a public Park across the street on the Bay and is right next to the Marina where we have kept our boats for the last couple of years. We are moving the Beneteau to a new Marina in Burlington a week from now and trailering the Yamaha this year.



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Here is an Area Map of Campgrounds close to Lake Champlain. Best reviews for Appletree Bay, Champlain Adult and Pine Haven.

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Appletree Bay is on the Lake with a State boat ramp across Rt. 2 from it. It also has a 9 hole, par 3, golf course. And happens to be a few minutes from my parents Summer home. My location is the blue dot in center of picture. I do not know much about the other two but they had better reviews. Pine Haven looks too small to me to be a "real" campground, not just some guys back yard and is on the Lamoille River. We did Keep our Yamaha at Keeler Bay Campground and Marina three seasons ago. Seemed like most campers there were permanent and not much room coming and going. Lone Pine is big but right next to I89. Malletts Bay has a public Park across the street on the Bay and is right next to the Marina where we have kept our boats for the last couple of years. We are moving the Beneteau to a new Marina in Burlington a week from now and trailering the Yamaha this year.



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@zipper Thank you for the information [flag]
 

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Went out in our woods today to dig Ramps, AKA wild onions. We have some big patches on the property. They are abundant this time of year. The Winooski River, just South of me, that flows thru Burlington is also known as The Onion River. The Winooski name comes from the Abenaki Indians meaning Onion. We will add to this haul over the next week, as Willow intends to pickle a bunch as well as use them as you would a scallion. They are a little stronger in flavor than scallion, leaning towards garlic, but not as strong. You will find white ones we call wild onions and the red ones we call Ramps. Here is one small patch in the woods today.

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Here are the White wild onions.

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And the Red Ramps.

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Really good eats, after they get cleaned up raw or cooked.
 
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