Meet the Local Guy Who Forages for Food for a Living

Photo by Cory J. Popp

Photo by Cory J. Popp

Imagine taking a walk through the woods and leaving with a bounty of edible fruits and veggies. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, for one Philly man, this is an everyday reality. David Siller is a local professional forager. Yep, a professional forager. Every day, Siller heads just outside the city to pick wild produce and flowers, which he sells to local restaurants, like Fork and Monk’s Cafe. 

Siller says we walk by perfectly edible goodies all the time without even realizing it—things like berries, herbs and watercress that are super delicious and super healthy. Check out the video below or this article for more on what he does and why he does it. Now, if only he’d tell us how to get at some of that wild watercress …

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