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Wild / Foraged


Items gathered growing wild in fields or woods. Can include ramps (wild leeks), dandelion greens, morel and puffball mushrooms, fiddlehead greens, wild asparagus, strawberries, blueberries and a variety of nuts.

Example of Wild / Foraged:

Foraged mushroom vendors in farmers markets are particularly interesting and fun to visit, because they supply varieties of wild mushroom that grows in the local region.
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