Sam Thayer says the woods have a lot more to offer than just shade. He is a forager, and delights in showing others how much delicious food is growing naturally all around them.
Spring is a great time for salad, but Sam goes for things like basswood leaves and spring beauties in his bowl. He says people need to realize there is more to foraging than the occasional berry patch. A whole new taste experience awaits if you know where to look.
Wisconsin Public Television first caught up with Sam Thayer back in 2003. He told us that while foraging may be time consuming, the benefits of nutrition, fun and connection to the earth make his choice well worth the time.