I headed out mid winter to the apple orchards of northern CA. My goal was to gather one of the last organic heirloom apple varietals still in season, abundant wild greens, and have a healthy and delicious salad for lunch.
It wasn't long before I had enough clover, minor's lettuce, chickweed, mustard greens and dandelion greens for a personal feast. I garnished the greens with wedges of the winter apple, asiago cheese, and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette for a true gourmet treat. As one forager put it, "eat the weeds," and I most certainly do. These nutritious, abundant and free veggies should not go overlooked! Keep the old ways alive!