Harvest Calendar

for Western North Carolina

alphabetical list list by type

 

April, “Primavera

black morel, ramp, wild ginger, violet leaf & flower, redbud flower, daylily shoot, burdock root, Japanese knotweed shoot, creasy greens, bittercress, onion grass, stinging & wood nettle, dandelion leaf & flower, dead nettle, waterleaf, sweet cicely, sochane, oyster mushroom, chickweed, wild mustard, garlic mustard, daisy leaf, oyster mushroom, toothwort leaf & flower, spring beauty leaf & flower, spiderwort, basswood leaf, solomon seal leaf, stone crop, sweet birch twig, spicebush twig, trout lily leaf, angelica leaf & stem, cattail pollen, trout, turkey

May, “Eat Here Now

waterleaf, violet flower, leaf, onion grass, ramps, yellow morel, wild ginger, bamboo shoot, wisteria flower, black locust flower, milkweed asparagus, dryad’s saddle mushroom, oyster, chickweed, money plant pods, stinging & wood nettle, sochane, reishi, greenbriar tips, spruce & hemlock (tree) tips, strawberry, elder flower, chicken of the woods, rose, sassafras leaf, sweet birch twig, spicebush leaf, stone crop

June, “Love is in the Earth

chicken of the woods, strawberry, reishi mushroom, greenbriar tips, mulberry, serviceberry, feral cherry, elderflower, day lily bud, daisy, honeysuckle & other flowers, blackberry, wood nettle, milkweed flower buds, sassafras leaf, sweet birch twig

July, “Sumptuous Summer

chanterelle mushroom, lambsquarter, wineberry, blackberry, may apple fruit, purslane, elderberry, bee balm leaf & flower, day lily, milkweed, & rose of Sharon flower, quickweed leaf, sassafras leaf

August, “Nurture by Nature

elderberry, blueberry, lambsquarter, purslane, milkweed pod, paw paw fruit, lobster mushroom, milk caps, boletes, and other mushrooms

September, “Love at First Bite

honey mushrooms and many others, fairy potatoes, autumn olive berry, amaranth seed, paw paw, persimmon, wild black cherry, chestnut, kousa dogwood fruit, pears, apples, quince, lambsquarter seed

October, “Creepy Halloween

acorn, hen of the woods mushroom, fairy potato, autumn olive berry, kousa dogwood fruit, persimmon, chestnut (for grubs), chickweed, beauty berry, calendula, honey locust pod, nettle, sochane, waterleaf, fox grape, prickly pear fruit, sumac berry, quince, hickory nut, spicebush berry, hawthorne berry, squirrel

November, “Katuah Thanksgiving

acorn, jerusalem artichoke, burdock root, dandelion root, sassafras root, sweet birch twig, lambsquarter seed, chickweed, black walnut, beauty berry, prickly pear fruit, passionfruit, sumac berry, deer, acorn grubs, carpenter ants

December, “Life Goes On

burdock root, dandelion root, sassafras root, chickweed, chaga (year-round), foxtail millet, oyster & brick top mushrooms, carpenter ants