If organic weed farmers are available in your region, you can purchase your weeds from them. Otherwise, you might be completely honest by refusing to buy weeds and instead foraging for your own. Before you begin, you should read one of the books on the subject, such as Samuel Thayer’s The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants. This book gives you all you need to know about foraging wild plants. It also explains how to recognize, serve, and prepare them.

Foraging has two appeals: first, the plants you find are free, thus you save money. Second, the weeds are considered a local product, therefore you’re doing your job.


If driving around hunting for excellent quality weedbates isn’t your idea of a pleasant way to spend a Sunday, you may promote weeds that want to grow naturally in your lawn or garden. They probably don’t need much encouragement, but you get the point.

However, and please understand, allegedly if you plan on converting your lawn into a large salad bar, you will realize that you have to mess about with the weeds to make them edible.

Weeds can be purchased locally

Purchasing goods grown locally has become a motto for many, and good reason. Locally grown food is more likely to be fresher, more ecologically friendly (since it does not require excessive quantities of carbon-based fuel to transport it), and helps the local economy.

Eating local weeds fulfills the first two criteria on the list, and if you buy your weeds from a local organic farmer, you’ve also covered the third.

Weeds are more nutritious

You have mistaken all weeds are good not at all. Of course, not all weeds are weeds. Some of them are toxic. You’ll need to know what you’re doing, especially if you hunt for your weeds rather than purchasing them from a nursery.

If you are foraging on your own, avoid plants that grow beside the roadway. Pollutants from car exhausts will have been absorbed by them. Also, no matter where you locate your weedbates, be sure they haven’t been treated with pesticides or other hazardous chemicals.

Despite this, non-toxic, securely cultivated weeds are likely to provide nutritional or therapeutic benefits.

The plant is high in vitamins and minerals and is utilized as both a meal and medicine in various cultures. One thing to bear in mind is that the dandelion is a potent diuretic.