Learn How to Live with the Seasons

Grow Forage Cook Ferment inspires naturally minded people to live with the seasons, become more self sufficient, and protect their health. We offer simple and easy to understand guides and ideas for growing and foraging food and medicine; recipes and tutorials for cooking, fermenting, and preserving the harvest; and easy homemade herbal remedies and body care products.


Wild Violet Flower Infused Vinegar

One of the first flowers to emerge in late winter and early spring are wild violets. We get them all over our backyard, so finding them is pretty easy! Since we have so many, I decided that I better do something with them, and making wild violet infused vinegar seemed like the best idea. It’s…

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Lemon + Lavender Shortbread Cookies

{This post is sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs} I have a thing for shortbread cookies. I also have a thing for edible flowers. So it makes total sense to combine the two in my mind! Dried lavender is an edible and medicinal flower that I always make sure to have on hand, because I use…

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Foraging for Usnea: A Super Medicinal Lichen

You have most likely seen usnea, also known as Old Man’s Beard, when you are out in the forest. I see it all the time hanging in long strands from conifers when I’m hiking here in the pacific northwest. What you may not have known is that usnea is a super medicinal lichen! I love…

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