Foraging for garlic mustard

By Lucia May 18, 2016

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Last week Lieza, Ayr, Sara, Ryder, Lindsey and Stacia went on a garlic mustard pull at Blue Heron Farm in Lincoln. Garlic mustard was brought to the US in the 1700’s by early settlers. It was used in cooking and to treat ulcers and gangrene.

Every April it pops up in the woodland areas around Boston. The problem with garlic mustard is that it destroys forests. It grows so fast that it displaces the native greens and grasses and some people say it even poisons the fungi that plants need to survive.

The good news? It’s delicious. We’ll be featuring a pesto pasta salad tonight and tomorrow with a pesto made from the garlic mustard that we foraged.

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