The State of the Wild- September 13-26


 And so spring sprang!

How good is the weather? Wild plants are looking pretty fat and juicy at the moment thanks to recent rain and the rising temperatures.


Seasonal offerings:

From the Mid West harvesting hub:

Shepherds purse, a much-loved vegetable in Chinese cuisine as well as in traditional continental Europe. See this link for details and image below. We reckon the heart shaped seed pods are just to die for. To me they have a peppery snow pea flavour, to others more of a mustard green/radish flavor.

Mallow leaves, for the next 4 weeks. Wild harvested, they are juicy and versatile.

Nettle, young shoots for the next 4 weeks. Wild harvested, we can deliver bulk in boxes.


From Sydney metropolitan harvesting hub:

For the next 4 weeks we can offer Sea mustard flowers (see image below). They are very spicy, and make a great addition to soups or meat dishes.

For the next 2 weeks we can offer wattle flowers and buds (see image below). They are surprisingly sweet and buttery at the moment.


The staples:

Lemon Myrtle leaves. In punnets. Fresh leaves, full of flavor, great for infusing or as herbs with fish.

Wild fennel 35g punnets. Plenty to offer, at the moment sweet and fresh young shoots.

Wood sorrel 10g punnets. The patch where we harvest thanks to Sutherland Council Bush regeneration managers, keeps giving. Available in small amounts only (to allow for sustainable recovery)

Flatweed 35g punnets. Plenty to offer, fresh young shoots. Also available in bulk boxes of leaves.

Rambling dock 25g punnets. Plenty to offer, fresh young shoots.

Farmers friend 15g punnets. Plenty to offer fresh young shoots.



Sea rocket/Sea mustard.

Cakile marittima Available now and for the next 4 weeks.


Black wattle buds and flowers.
Acacia spp
Available now and for the next 2 weeks.

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Shepherd purse.
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Seeds and leaves.
Available now and
for the next 3 weeks.

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