Harvesting Wild Acorns with Katrina Blair (Video)

Hey, hey! I'm so excited to share how to forage with you.

I went on an awesome trip with one of my mentors, Katrina Blair, in the wild mountains of Colorado to harvest acorns.

Acorns are a great source of vitamins, minerals, protein, and fat! They're available almost anywhere and super easy to identify.

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Have you harvested any wild acorns? Tell me your best acorn harvest story below ☺️


  • karenjanicki
    karenjanicki Posts: 947 ✭✭✭✭

    I haven't harvested any yet but its something I would like to do. I want to get a roller to collect them. I have heard there are many uses for them so I think it would be a good fall activity. Thanks for sharing!

  • csinclair461
    csinclair461 Posts: 159 ✭✭✭

    My new home has a bunch of water oaks on it, and tons of acorns. I am learning how to process them and crack them open. So far, the batch I was soaking for about 2 weeks now is still turning the water brown - but less so. I haven't read/seen anywhere yet if it ever becomes completely clear, or just mostly clear, or at which point it's safe to try them. The squirrels really complain when I gather them though - even if I just sweep my sidewalk they almost come unglued, lol.

  • marjstratton
    marjstratton Posts: 1,131 ✭✭✭✭

    Squirrels are really good at coming unglued.

  • marjstratton
    marjstratton Posts: 1,131 ✭✭✭✭

    Just returned from visiting my son in Virginia. His yard has a lot of oaks in it and the acorns were all over the ground. I've never harvested acorns for eating. Seems like a bit too much work when on vacation. Plus the grands are fairly young so I really don't want to possibly have them trying to eat the acorns raw. I'm pretty sure that the acorns in Virginia would need to be thoroughly processed, unlike the ones Marjory was eating.