Foraging, at its most basic level, is the act of finding and harvesting wild foods. Some people may simple call it “gathering.”
Foraging can involve hiking in the mountains to search for elusive morels, heading out to the local (pesticide-free!) park to pick dandelion greens, or even picking apples from the branches of your neighbor’s tree that hang over into your yard.
Foraging most commonly refers to going mushroom hunting, something only people practiced in the fine and delicate art of mushroom identification should engage in.