Thanks for taking the time to read this much-less-interesting and totally-non-food-related information. It may not be tasty, but it is important. This website and its related content is here to educate and inform. I am not a nutritionist or a doctor. I can’t go with you while you forage and I can’t come cook with you in your kitchen, much as I might like to. The ultimate responsibility for anything you forage or cook is yours. By continuing to use and read the information here, you acknowledge that you accept that responsibility and that the risk is entirely your own. If you need nutritional information, have questions about food allergies, or wonder about food safety, please contact a nutritionist, allergist, or professional chef. Agreed? Great! Let’s go foraging!
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Some of the links on this site are Amazon affiliate links. This means that when you click on the link to Amazon and buy the product, I get a miniscule cut from the sale. The book/product is not marked up in any way; you will not be paying more for it! Please rest assured, I will not ever recommend a book or product unless I believe in it 100%. All recommendations are for things I’d be comfortable giving my mother for her birthday. If you happen to buy it, that helps support this blog.
I purchase most of the books and products I give away on this website. Giveaways are a fun way to share with my readers and to give back for supporting Backyardforager.com.
I appreciate the offer to test out products related to foraging and cooking with wild edibles. However, I have a limited space here for giveaways/reviews. Therefore, please check with me before sending me anything. If you do send something, I cannot guarantee I will review it.
I do not accept guest posts anywhere on my website.
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All opinions expressed on this site are my own. I am not paid for them in any way. Occasionally I receive free books or products to review, but being given a book or product to review does not influence my content.