MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges

Farm Kitchen

2. Forage for Food


  • Contact your local extension office to find out which plants in your area are edible, where they grow, and what season is peak to forage for each. For a variety of wild edible recipes, refer to MaryJane’s Outpost book.


  • Spend time in the field finding places to forage before, during, and off season. Learn to identify the plants by location, leaves and stalk characteristics.


  • Forage for natural food in your area.
  • Document your foraging with pictures. Take pictures of the area and of the plants themselves.
  • Learn from a professional how to identify edible and non-edible fungi.
  • Organize a wild mushroom hunt.

(The book required for this badge is available on loan from MaryJanesFarm; e-mail

April, 2024 Edition