Top Places to go Foraging in the US

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Top 6 places to go foraging in the US

Our ancestors foraged to survive, but harvesting wild food became much less common after the advent of the grocery store. Fast forward to the present day: Americans want to know what’s in their food and where it’s coming from, and they’re increasingly motivated by sustainable travel. And what could be more sustainable than finding your own food?

It’s time to bring back picking dandelions in your back yard (they’re edible!) and foraging for raspberries in the woods. Foraging excursions in cities and the countryside offer the chance to gather food, dine, and meet new friends. At these six destinations in the US, you’re guaranteed to forage and feast.

California’s Central Coast

Fun fact: there are over 10,000 types of seaweed in the ocean. Learn all about the varieties and health benefits of seaweed on a foraging tour with Marley Family Seaweeds on California’s Central Coast, along the Highway 1 Discovery Route.

Surrounded by stunning views, you’ll spend 90 minutes walking on the beach and in the water. The tour concludes with bowls of ramen noodles for lunch, made with freshly harvested seaweed and served on the beach. Try your hand at cooking with seaweed with recipes like Irish Seaweed Bread or a Korean Seaweed Omelette.

Seaweed foraging in Cayucos

See the other 5 top spots and read the full article from Lonely Planet here.

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