Harvesting wild berries and fruit is a pastime that is healthful on many levels. My favourite exotic wild fruits for those want to take a walk on the wild side include thimbleberry, red elderberry, pin cherry, highbush cranberry and honey berry.
Four more backyard ‘weeds’ that also exotic edibles, guaranteed to add a diversity to your diet, save you a few dollars on groceries and put you a few steps forward on a zero-mile diet: Stinging Nettle, Common Plantain, Sheperd’s Purse and Common Meadow Violet.
Many common lawn and garden weeds are tasty, nutritious additions to summer fare. Enjoy the bounty of exotic edible greens at your doorstep including dandelions, wild mustard, chickweed, lamb’s quarters, purslane and clover.