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.


Fermented Cucumber Pickles

How have I been blogging this long and not written a post on one of the easiest and most popular vegetable ferments? I absolutely love fermented cucumber pickles, they were probably what originally got me into fermenting to begin with. I’ve been a pickle lover ever since I was a kid, and love all varieties,…

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Elderflower Sparkling Mead

Ahh, early summer is upon us. This means wildflowers are in full force in most of the country. One of my very favorite flowers to work with is elderflowers, which will soon turn into beloved elderberries. Later in the season, I love turning elderberries into elderberry mead and into a medicinal elderberry syrup. The flowers…

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Foraging for Wild Poppies

Hello and happy summer solstice! We are fully into the summer season now, and wildflowers are popping up everywhere. I love finding and identifying them, especially when I discover that they are edible or medicinal (or both!). Wild California poppies are a common sight for us here in Southern Oregon. No, they won’t quite put…

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