Once you get started foraging, it’s helpful to keep records of what you gathered and when. We usually keep a running list on the fridge, but I decided it would be fun to have some nice looking printable pages to start keeping a more permanent record of all of our wild food harvests. Since I was unable to find any online, I made my own and decided to put them up here in case anybody else would like to use them.
I made the foraging logs in a variety of colors and styles to suit different personal tastes and also to reflect different seasons. Print out and use any that appeal to you!
There are four foraging record keeping logs, three in color and one in black and white. Click on the text before each image to open the printable PDF files for each foraging record keeping sheet.
Or, if you’d like to just print a simple one in black and white:
Obviously, many foraged foods will fit into more than one category. Choose for yourself how to categorize your wild food harvests by how your family uses them.
Examples of each type of category:
Fruits: Elderberries, apples, blueberries, rosehips, pawpaws, raspberries, wild grapes
Greens: Ramps, lambs quarters, miner’s lettuce, dandelion greens
Roots and vegetables: Burdock root, wild onions, asparagus
Nuts and seeds: Acorns, walnuts, amaranth, maple seeds
Mushrooms: Morels, chicken of the woods, pheasant backs
Herbs and spices: Sumac, mint, juniper berries, garlic mustard
Medicinal plants: Nettles, elderberries, elder flowers, catmint, dandelion root