Editor’s Note: There’s been much ado about the future of foraging in city parks since the New York Times published a story last week announcing city plans for a crackdown. See ...

 
Sheep sorrel is notable for its longer, arrow-shaped leaves.

Yellow wood sorrel, very common in our area, can add a nice sour flavor to soups or seafood dishes. by Leda Meredith I pass through the Grand Army Greenmarket on my way into Prospect Park. ...

 
Juneberries are can be found in Prospect Park and parks throughout Brooklyn...right now

by Leda Meredith The seasonal parade of wild berries is in full swing. I’m gobbling up as many juneberries, mulberries, and blackcap raspberries as I can, as well as preserving some for the ...

 
Elderflower is plentiful in Prospect Park...and you can make wine at home with it!

Elderflower is plentiful in Prospect Park...and you can make 'champagne' at home with it! By Leda Meredith All of NYC’s parks are graced with elderberries (Sambucus spp.), but Prospect Park is ...

 
An immature burdock flower stalk at the perfect stage for harvesting and using as a “cardoon”

Two delicious vegetables plus several kinds of herbal medicine from one plant: what’s not to love? The plant is burdock (Arctium lappa and A. minus). One of the two vegetables it produces is in season for only a few weeks, and that season is now.

 
An immature burdock flower stalk at the perfect stage for harvesting and using as a “cardoon”

Editors Note: Foraging has become a favorite pastime for a growing number of Brooklynites.  You probably can’t find anything fresher or more local than tasty greens you can pick for yourself in Prospect ...

 
An immature burdock flower stalk at the perfect stage for harvesting and using as a “cardoon”

Does the relentless winter grind have you daydreaming about summer days in the park? Here’s some fodder for your frozen mind – @bkfarmyards pointed us to this vintage piece about the sheep herding scene ...

 
An immature burdock flower stalk at the perfect stage for harvesting and using as a “cardoon”

The Brooklyn Paper brings word of a secret Empanada slingstress roaming the meadows of Prospect Park. ‘Valeria’ (or should we just call her ‘V’?), hails from Argentina and sells her delectable handmade creations on the ...

 
An immature burdock flower stalk at the perfect stage for harvesting and using as a “cardoon”

It feels like there have been an almost alarming number of Prospect Park foraging tours over the past few weeks. ‘Wild Man’ Steve Brill joins the fray on Saturday. We totally endorse the gathering of ...