The Woodlot Association of Manitoba (WAM) has released its report on wild food foraging and farming in Manitoba. The report is the result of consultations, research and analysis undertaken by the WAM in 2014/2015.
Wild Food Foraging and Farming: Building a sustainable wild food industry in Manitoba presents a new way of looking at wooded and open lands in the province’s agricultural zone as a source of accessible wild food. Incorporating wild foods into the province’s food production mix serves to enhance food security, support more self-reliant food economies, and improve economic diversification in rural Manitoba.
This report, authored by Sheilla Jones and Mike James, details the challenges facing a wild food industry, and offers clear recommendations on how Manitoba can integrate nearly a million acres of wooded lands into the province’s agricultural mix and tap the potential for wild food resources. Bringing wild foods to market through foraging or wild food farming makes sense.
Wild foods are the original organics.