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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Susquehanna County, PA
What are the best things to forage for? To me the answer has a lot to do with why you are foraging. If you're trying to survive out in the woods then berries, ramps, nuts, and other higher calorie, nutrient foods are best. If you're trying to make some money morels, and ginseng are better. If you're looking for things like your Grandmother, well anything you like....different times of year offer different stuff. Make it a point to take regular walks with a basket, a sharp knife, and low power binoculars (to save you climbing up a steep incline to discover that the morel was actually a leaf curled just so). While Morels are really tastey, they are finicky and sometimes come up in a very short portion of the spring. Other mushrooms are also quite tastey but are available in greater quantities for much longer (chanterelles, black trummpets, oyster, boletes).