Native Foods Blog

Preparing for Winter

Preparing for Winter

Another Fall is fading into Winter here in the Northwest, and for us gardeners, it's good to be prepared. Especially this Winter, because it's supposed to be a doozy. La Nina is back for a second ye…
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Blue Elderberry Lollipops!

Blue Elderberry Lollipops!

Blue Elderberry is a deciduous fruit tree native to Western North America. Elderberries have been an important food and medicine source for thousands of years - but only the blue and purple-berried sp…
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Wild Onion Pasta!

Wild Onion Pasta!

from the Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook There are dozens of wild onions across the United States and the world. From ramps to chives to nodding onions - they come in many sizes and shapes and from…
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Taking Refuge in our Gardens

Taking Refuge in our Gardens

"The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." – Alfred AustinWhat is your garden to you? A place to…
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Nettles Galore!

Nettles Galore!

In our nursery, we offer various wild greens. Nettle, Miner's Lettuce, Redwood Sorrell, Violets, Checkermallows, and more!Nettles are a native food so nutritious and delicious (and medicinal), they ha…
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Gardening with the World

Gardening with the World

The newest resident in my garden this year is Quan Yin, the goddess of compassion. She sits in a reclined posture, gazing at a lotus flower held in her open palm. Her expression is soft & relaxed, b…
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Sheet Mulching

Sheet Mulching

Are your garden beds full of weeds and grasses after a season of annual gardening? Try these techniques.Fall in the NW is the perfect time to prepare your annual garden beds for Spring planting using…
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Wildflower Bake

Wildflower Bake

Have you met the amazing NW wildflowers that are not only beautiful, but delicious? Rice root, Yampah, Fool's Onion, Harvest Brodiaea, Indian Potato, Tiger Lily... These…
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