Wild Food: How To Make Acorn Meal

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It’s that time of year, so this is worth a re-post:

A year ago, our neighbors the Groths gave us some acorn meal they’d made from wild-gathered acorns. I vowed to try it myself the following fall. It’s turned out very well. It’s even better (we think) than last year’s. The process is not complicated at all.

First, you’ll need to gather acorns. This part is fun. It’s like an Easter egg hunt. Starting in early October, look under large, mature oak trees. The green ones are freshest, but there should be acorns in all shades of green turning to brown. They should feel heavy for their size, and cool to the touch. If they’re black, they’re last year’s acorns and too old.

acorns

Discard any ones that have pinholes or rotten tops:

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Also discard any that have obvious cracks in them:

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Some will look perfect on the outside, but are…

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Oh my gosh! I have acorns galore!!!! Can’t wait to get out there and harvest! Thanks for reposting, I missed it on Kim’s blog!

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  2. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Mostly I wanted to grab this for myself and not lose it!

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  4. Aha! Good idea! 🙂

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