wild for wildflowers

NYC’s 3rd Annual Wildflower Week has been underway since Sunday, promoting indigenous plants, wildflowers, and the critical role they play in developing local biodiversity and supplying food for wildlife.  With more than 53,000 acres of open space and 778 plant species – like this sunchoke here – it puts me in the mind to go foraging beyond the Greenmarket and go further afield into the five boroughs.

There are free botanical tours, garden walks, and lectures continuing throughout the weekend, but what really gets me excited is Edible Natives:  a series of free cooking classes highlighting native ingredients.  Additionally, a handful of NYC restaurants – Pure, Mas, and The Green Table, among others – have signed on to get wild with menus that just might make locavores giddy.

Get all the edible details – including recipes – HERE.

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