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What wild foods grow in the San francisco bay area?

Asked by isorabins (50points) August 13th, 2008

Im looking for anything…herbs, vegetables, mushrooms, meats (wild boar, turkey etc…)

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nikipedia's avatar

Hella mushrooms, but it depends on the season. I got tons of chantrelles and porcinis in Mendocino in February.

shockvalue's avatar

@nikipedia: haha, way to squeeze hella in there. We gotta represent The Bay.

anyhow, there is a lot of rosemary, fennel and mint. In the East Bay I see a lot of beets and potatoes; tubers thrive out here. The farther north you go, the more wild foods you’ll find.

b's avatar

I have found patches of wild strawberries scattered here and there.
P.S. Hella is a PNW word. We own the copyright.

shockvalue's avatar

East Oakland hella coined it.

Seesul's avatar

Ditto on the mushrooms for the south bay and below, but you have to be careful, of course. Mustard is another one that comes to mind, as part of its “Valley of the Heart’s Delight” (pre-Silicon Valley) orchard days. Pepper trees are all over as well. The Keesling Walnut trees line Monterey Rd (they were planted for shade in the pioneer days). There are more, I’m sure that I can’t think of at the moment.

emma193's avatar

Not sure if quite wild but trees in Oakland and Berkeley in June and July are packed with plums!

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