Sustainably harvested young pods, gathered over large area of fields.

Milkweed (Asclepias spp.) is essential to the lifecycle of Monarch butterflies, whose habitat is threatened and land development encroaches on the abundance of this native plant. Grassroots movements to plant milkweed, which is part of the MfM edible landscape, is one was we can help to support the ecosystem. Gathering pods, is something that is highly seasonal and dependent on availability is also something I am particularly mindful to utilize, so as to keep the impact in balance.

They are best eaten young. They are delicious dredged and fried whole, the interior silks have the texture of an unctuous vegan cheese. Please note there it is very difficult to know at what stage the interior will be prior to preparation, they may no lend themselves to eating whole, only the interior, or not at all, so please plan accordingly. Unfortunately I cannot guarantee their edibility, but I do my best to choose young good looking pods in the foray.

Warning: some people have adverse reaction to the raw sap in millkweed, please consume and prepare with caution.

I may be able to satisfy a larger order, please inquire with any specific requests.
(Per 2.5lb)
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Mad for Mushrooms is dedicated to the proliferation and learning of wild foods and natural ecosystems. Predominantly foraged, I focus on offering unusual, and wildly delicious foodstuffs for regional chefs and restaurants. Collaboration is essential to the work, outside of foraging and sharing knowledge, I am interested in product development, and alternative applications of biomimetics. As a vendor with Foraged Market, I hope to reach a wider audience, exciting more minds and mouths with nutritionally dense wild food products. The majority of items will be sourced in the forests and hillsides of the Ohio River Valley. However, when indicated, certain items have been successfully wild-grown in my organic, vegan, urban garden to offer a greater variety.

Please visit the shop to see what we hope to discover, and feel free to reach out with any questions.

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