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The Northeast offers a veritable feast for foragers. The woods, meadows, seashore, and even city neighborhoods are home to an abundance of delicious wild edible plants. A passionate wild foods expert, Meredith emphasizes local varieties and traditions, showing you what to look for, when and where to look, and how to gather in a responsible way.
Northeast Foraging is a hardworking guide packed with detailed information and clear photography for the safe identification of more than 120 wild plants. It also features a seasonal guide for foraging year-round and collecting tips for sustainable harvesting. It is applicable to New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, Ontario, and Quebec.
Leda Meredith is a lifelong forager and a certified ethnobotanist. She is an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, specializing in edible and medicinal plants. The author of two previous books, Leda writes a foraging column for the James Beard Award-nominated group blog, NonaBrooklyn.
"Although I have over 200 books on foraging in my collection, I would rate this as one of the very best."
– Wildness Magazine
"Northeast Foraging is detailed, accessible, and useful to new and experienced foragers alike."
– NYBG's Plant Talk
"Leda Meredith's personable field guide is as close as you can come to having the author take you by the hand."
– Gary Lincoff, author of The Joy of Foraging and instructor at The New York Botanical Garden
"An invaluable guide for the feast in the East."
– Hank Shaw, author of the James Beard Award–winning website Hunter Angler Gardener Cook
"A wonderful, thorough guide for both beginners and seasoned foragers."
– Tom Kearney, chef at The Farm on Adderley