It is seldom experienced by most... the abundant amounts of freshly foraged, local food that are high in nutritional value and some of the most delicious eats you will ever consume. Join us today to get paid to forage while on your journey towards food freedom!
Lots of Legumes
There are three different legumes here in Phoenix that are bountiful and easy to grab. We have Palo Verde trees that provide pea-like beans that are delicious when picked young and green. They can be tossed in a salad, made into a variation of hummus or works for many other recipes. The dried pods can be collected as well and the beans can be cooked or even turned to flour to cook with. We are also blessed with the abundant legume called the Mesquite tree. The pods from these trees have been collected for thousands of years to be milled and used as a staple for indigenous people in the Southwest United States because they are packed with high levels of essential nutrients. Carob pods are a legume which are now being used as a substitute for chocolate in the culinary realm. We pay well for those willing to forage with us so you end up with lots of fresh, locally grown food that is as about organic as you can get, growing inside the city.
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds have a lot of benefits and we in Phoenix Arizona are lucky enough to have the perfect climate and infrastructure to get some of the best nuts and seeds in the country. We will teach you how to identify and collect the huge bounty of what the trees in the area have to offer so you can work with your community to collect all the food you need to get a meal and a snack for every day of the month. Many health studies suggest that eating nuts and seeds are a much healthier choice than eating chips or other junk food but the biggest problem has been the price. Working with the 'Foraging Fanatics' will ensure that you have your fair share of healthy snacks as long as you are a member of our team.
Fruit and Vegetables
The urban desert area that makes up the Phoenix-Metro area is an incredible producer of a few fruits. Phoenix started out as citrus, olive and date production for many years. The entire area was made up of fruit orchards and date gardens. The trees that became the foundation to build this massive city spread have become naturalized all around a new generation are planting more fruit trees each year. It is important to get plenty of fruit in order to stay hydrated in the desert sun and wind. Don't forget about the plants that are best to protect themselves from the sun and wind, cacti. Cacti are the most prolific vegetable in the desert and a good majority are edible. We believe than any active person should eat 2-3 pounds of fruit and vegetables per day. Join us to learn how to find and harvest local foods and to make friends with others that are already doing it. We make it safe and easy for you to be a steward to local plants and trees while working with other members of the community and being compensated for your efforts.
Choose Your Participation Level
Our experience with foraging for food in the desert has taught us that it's important and much more efficient if everybody knows what to expect on the foraging expedition. We have a much higher level of participation and people seem to be happier when they get to choose the role they play in the team when we go out to collect our fortune of food. That is why we have specific roles and responsibilities that we let people adopt so that they have an important part to play and put in enough effort to get their fair share of the yield. Take a look at the different roles we have available for you today: ***Link to Site with different roles Navigator - Architect - Liason - Ground Control -Chef ***
Recent Forage Expeditions
Over 30 pounds of White Mulberries were collected from the above foraging trip. The total time spent foraging from that tree was 1 hour with a total of 3 people. If you would like to be part of the Foraging Fanatics click on one of the above images near the top of the screen. Choose according to your preference.
Peruvian Apples can be harvested twice per year and are a great refreshment during their spring/early summer flush. Keep an eye out for forage expeditions to learn to harvest for yourself.