The 28th of October is Wild Foods Day.
This is one day for sure on which you can haul out your “stalking the wild asparagus” jokes.
Some wild foods, such as wild blueberries or wild rice, may indeed be more gourmet than their cultivated counterparts, but for very many other foods, for example cultivated dandelion, cultivated purslane, cultivated cardoons and cultivated strawberries, the domesticated counterparts are generally superior.
Some conservation areas and wild life parks that observe Wild Foods Day will observe it sometime around 28th October, either a bit before or after depending on when they can hit a Saturday or Sunday so that people can participate — they seem to aim for the last Saturday in October.
They offer field trips and later show you how to prepare what you’ve found.
Remember not to try gathering wild foods on your own: go with a certified expert, particularly if any of the food collection involves mushrooms. Because remember: everything’s edible, once.