The Urban Forager

Photo courtesy of Ada Kulesza

Metropolis, a Philadelphia regional news site, recently profiled David Siller in a piece called “The Urban Forager.”

Before you start thinking this is some creepy trash-digger, you’re wrong. Siller actually forages edible plants out of the forest (in super-secret locations) that he then sells to farmers markets, pubs, and high-end restaurants.

Enough chefs at spots like Russet and Pumpkin buy Siller’s finds — everything from cattails and chives to edible flowers and gargantuan mushrooms — that he makes most of his income off of local foraged plants.

The Urban Forager [Metropolis]

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  • http://www.nolovemoresincere.com Erin – No Love More Sincere

    There’s a really fun iPhone app called Wild Edibles that is a fantastic guide to safe foraging on your own. Next time I’m hiking at Wissahicken, I’m def venturing farther into the woods!

  • Snake

    Recently found Miner’s lettuce in a pretty widely used section of Fairmount Park. Lots of nettle out there too.