Top Thirty Wild Foods

in Western North Carolina

top 75 by type
top 100 by month
top 150 by name

These twenty plants and ten mushrooms make up 90% of the volume of edibles to be found in our area. Note that the edibles on this list are here because they are common and easy to harvest, not because they are the tastiest or easy to identify. Also, those that are most common in your area will be somewhat different.

With respect to quantity, these foods are all tied for “first place.” Besides, the whole point of foraging is diversity. That’s the joy of it.

Twenty Plants

Ten Mushrooms