ACRA — Edible Weeds from Farm to Market is a Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) funded project researching the use and marketability of edible weeds as supplemental farm crops. A free resource guide will be developed for farmers on how (and why) to add edible weeds to their harvest lists. Many common weeds that growers battle with, such as purslane, lamb’s quarters, and pigweed amaranth, are the very ones popping up on restaurant menus and at farmers’ markets.
The market potential for edible weeds is expanding. Some farmers are well-positioned to take advantage of this supplemental income. Are you a farmer in the Northeast interested or experienced in selling wild foods from your farm? If so, we’d be grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill out our survey. (Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VNKWFWD).
To learn more about this project, visit www.foundwild.com/weeds-as-crops. To get involved, contact Tusha Yakovleva at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are various ways to participate and any input about the intersections of agriculture and wild foods is welcomed.