The Wild Foodies of Philly
In search of the food beneath our feet!
LOCAL GROUPS, PROFESSIONAL FORAGERS, CRAFTERS, ETC:
- http://www.meetup.com/Wild-Foodies-of-Philly/ (Lynn Landes)
- http://www.meetup.com/Nature-Studies/ (Hugh Brenner)
- https://m.facebook.com/groups/676123292739732 (Philadelphia Mycology Club)
- New Jersey Mycological Association (a NJ mushroom group that been around over 100 years)
- http://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Mushrooms/ Mycological Association of Greater Philadelphia (does not appear to be active)
LOCAL PROFESSIONAL FORAGERS: Philly/NJ area
- David Siller -- http://www.yosoybean.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org / 267-319-2733
- Alyssa Schimmel - email@example.com / https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=5726692
- Elizabeth Kligge - firstname.lastname@example.org / 610-780-7770 / 353 Parkview Road, Reading, PA 19606
- Michael Puleo - mdPuleo438@gmail.com, UnexpectedWildlifeRefuge.org / email@example.com Unexpected Wildlife Refuge Inc, 110 Unexpected Rd, Newfield, NJ 08344
- Benjamin Weiss - firstname.lastname@example.org / https://susquehannapc.com
- Kristen Jas Vietty, email@example.com / Lunaria Gardens / 267-251-6532
Regional Foragers: (further away from Philly)
- Dan of Princeton, NJ area - http://returntonature.us/
- Vicki A. Hagel, Esquire, Lead Hearth Cook, Colonial Interpreter, Educator, Forrager, & 18th C. Seamstress at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, An 18th Century Living History Museum, In Ridley Creek State Park, Media, PA www.ColonialPlantation.org (484) 802-3253
- Tama Matsuoka Wong, Hunterdon County, New Jersey http://www.meadowsandmore.com/ Tama Matsuoka Wong is a forager, weed eater, meadow doctor , lawyer and mother of three. She is the author of the Backyard Field Guide and cookbook Foraged Flavor (Clarkson Potter June 2012). She leads workshops, lectures and events around the country and supplies local wild foods to restaurants in NYC.
LOCAL FOOD HISTORIANS & AUTHORS:
- NEW! Edible Flowers: A Global History http://maryanewman.com/books/ by Constance L. Kirker and Mary Newman
- Anita M. McKelvey http://thephiladelphiapepperproject.wordpress.com/about-me/
- Abbie Rosner, culinary historian: Ancient Foodways in the Contemporary Galilee Landscape!
LOCAL FOOD PROJECTS: Please work with your local urban garden folks and others to also grow & harvest wild edibles, because many are already there!
- http://www.phillyorchards.org SEE MAP - http://www.phillyorchards.org/orchards/map
- https://fallingfruit.org/ use to find fruit trees anywhere
- Philadelphia Food Harvest Map - http://maps.google Created in the summer of 2007 by David Siller, a farm educator for Weavers Way Farm, it now has dozens of entries, including ones with charming notes: "nice apple tree - get it before the kids do" and "feral hops on the dog park fence." http://www.philly.com/inquirer/food/
- GENDLER'S LIST of Philadelphia's Wild (not all edible) Plants: (UNDER CONSTRUCTION!) The photos are great! This is list is being re-organized to make identification for the beginner easier. So far, many of the plants to not include information on edibility. We'll work to identify those plants, or go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_plants_with_edible_leaves, although this list is in dispute. We're only about 1/3 through Gendler's List. (July 25, 2010)
- From Patrick Hurley, Ph.D. Ursinus College firstname.lastname@example.org Do you gather wild plants or mushrooms in Southeastern Pennsylvania? We’d like to talk with you. For more info: http://webpages.ursinus.edu/phurley/SuburbanForagingFlyer.pdf
- http://www.urbanfarming.org/ Just noticed the Triscuit connection http://www.urbanfarmi... Not sure about using them and their corporate partners who have worked against real foods, so use with caution.
LOCAL CRAFTERS IN FIBER & BASKETRY:
- Steve Carty: http://www.pinelandsfolkmusic.com/basketry/steven_carty.html / OutskirtsNJ@gmail.com
- Basket group locator: http://www.countryseat.com/guildsNV-SC.htm