Over the next few months as things start to wake up and grow here in Southern Ontario we’ll see a few very special, local and truly seasonal spring greens popping up. They’re tasty, extra healthy and make for a great way to celebrate the upcoming garden season … it’s that first taste of fresh, seasonal, local food!
What are the popular early spring greens found here in Southern Ontario? Well they’re often considered weeds. Yes we encourage you to eat your weeds! Others are true delicacies that are native plants to our area.
Collecting these in the city can be a bit difficult and in many parks and conservation areas they are protected. It is also important that these plants are properly identified before you pick them. For this reason we always suggest purchasing these greens from your local farmers’ market. If you would like to learn more, a quick search of the web will find you a number of courses in proper foraging techniques and plant identification.