Professional Forager Teaches People To Find Nutrition In Nature

By Zac Schultz | November 26, 2015


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.

Zac Schultz

Zac Schultz is a reporter for the “Wisconsin Life” project who thinks three-minute stories and one-line bio descriptions are woefully brief.
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