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Guide Covers Edible Weeds as Supplemental Farm Crops

A project funded by a grant from Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education has produced a publication titled Edible Weeds on Farms: Northeast farmer’s guide to self-growing vegetables. The free PDF is a resource guide for farmers on how and why to use edible weeds as crops. To the farmer, edible weeds provide supplemental income, diversify production, abate biological risks, increase the dollar-per-acre yield, offset labor costs and fossil fuel input, and open new markets. To everyone else, edible weeds offer novel flavors and phytonutrients that are inaccessible from cultivated crops. The 98-page publication discusses weeds as foods, outlines harvesting and marketing, and offers weed identification resources and recipes.