Printable Foraging Calendar

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Learn the Foraging Seasons

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Foraging. Nils Hendrik Mueller/Cultura/Getty Images

Ready to give foraging a try this year? Hang a copy of our foraging calendar in your house, so you'll know what to search for each month.

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Foraging Calendar

Printable Foraging Calendar
Printable Foraging Calendar. © Erin Huffstetler

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It lists the fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and nuts you can expect to find each month, so you'll know when it's time to forage for all of your favorites.

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Making Your Own Foraging Calendar

The items available for foraging vary from location to location. You can make and print your own foraging calendar using our calendar as a starting place. Use the list below as a starting point and see more details in the monthly foraging guide.

Research what can be found in your area and when it is available. Add these to your calendar.

You will likely have to rearrange different items depending on when they grow or ripen in your local climate. Make notes each year about where you found them and one what date. 

January:

February:

March:  Asparagus
Cattail shoots
Chickweed
Dandelions
Milkweed shoots
Shaggy Mane mushrooms
Sheep Sorrel
Stinging Nettles
Wild Violets

April: Asparagus
Burdock
Cattail shoots
Chickweed
Dandelions
Lamb’s quarters
Milkweed shoots
Morels
Plantain
Shaggy Mane mushrooms
Sheep Sorrel
Stinging Nettles
Wild Violets

May: Asparagus
Boysenberries
Burdock
Cherries
Chickweed
Dandelions
Fiddleheads (Ostrich Ferns)
Gooseberries
Lamb’s Quarters
Mint
Morels
Plantain
Sheep Sorrel

June: Cattail spikes (late June)
Cherries
Chickweed
Dandelions
Figs
Gooseberries
Lamb’s Quarters
Milkweed flower buds
Mint
Plantain
Purslane
Raspberries
Sheep Sorrel

July: Blackberries
Blueberries
Bolete mushrooms
Cherries
Chickweed
Dandelions
Elderberries
Figs
Gooseberries
Hedgehog mushrooms
Lamb’s Quarters
Milkweed Fruits
Mint
Plantain
Purslane
Raspberries
Sheep Sorrel

August: Apples
Blackberries
Blueberries
Bolete mushrooms
Buffalo Berries
Cherries
Chickweed
Chokeberries
Crab Apples
Dandelions
Elderberries
English Walnuts
Figs
Gooseberries
Hedgehog mushrooms
Huckleberries
Lions Mane mushrooms
Mint
Plantain
Pine Nuts
Purslane
Raspberries
Sheep Sorrel
Wild grapes

September: Apples
Blackberries
Black Walnuts
Bolete mushrooms
Buffalo Berries
Chanterelle mushrooms
Chestnuts
Chickweed
Chokeberries
Dandelions
Elderberries
English Walnuts
Figs
Gingko nuts
Hedgehog mushrooms
Hen of the Woods mushrooms
Lions Mane mushrooms
Mint
Pine nuts
Plantain
Prickly Pears
Rose hips (after first frost)
Shaggy Mane mushrooms
Sheep Sorrel
Wild grapes

October: Acorns (must be leached)
Apples
Black Walnuts
Bolete mushrooms
Chanterelle mushrooms
Chickweed
Chestnuts
Crab Apples
Dandelions
English Walnuts
Gingko nuts
Hedgehog mushrooms
Hen of the Woods mushrooms
Lions Mane mushrooms
Mint
Persimmons
Plantain
Prickly Pears
Rose hips (after first frost)
Shaggy Mane mushrooms
Sheep Sorrel
Wild grapes

November: Chestnuts
Crab Apples
Gingko nuts
Hen of the Woods mushrooms
Pecans
Persimmons
Sheep Sorrel

December: Chestnuts

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More Printable Calendars

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Monthly Meal Planner. Photo © Erin Huffstetler

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