Did you know that asparagus is a fat-free, low sodium vegetable that provides lots of nutrients and only has three calories per spear? Of course, by the time you add butter and seasonings, you might have much higher fat and sodium levels!
Foraging restrictions vary on public lands, and on private property, you must get the owner’s permission. Wild asparagus, which is cultivated asparagus that has escaped, grows in sunny areas where the soil is sandy but moist. It likes “edgy” areas–alongside ditches, fields, fences–and is recognizable by the feathery yellow-green foliage. Search near the base of the ferns and if you see green spears poking through the ground, you’ve got it made. Reference a reputable field guide book, preferably one that’s specific to your region, or apprentice with an experienced hunter. Continue reading The Hunt For Wild Asparagus