Here in the lush, green Coastal Temperate Rainforests of the Salish Sea, there is a veritable feast of wild foods just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. The Coast Salish Peoples have thrived by foraging, fishing, and hunting cooperatively in this fertile region for many thousands of years, sharing their bounty through a gift economy known as Potlatch; and although some of the seafood is less plentiful now than it once was (due to overfishing by more recent settlers from distant lands), wild game is still abundant here (due to removal of most alpha predators, also by the more recent settlers from afar). And the edible vegetation (including many species introduced by those intrepid settlers from the other side of the world), along with an amazing variety of indigenous mushrooms and seaweed, are all still abundantly available here as free super foods, for any who know how and when to gather and prepare them. Invite the wilderness to dinner and improve your diet on the cheap!
Read This Important Note: There are many resources available for making a positive identification of any particular plant or mushroom (including field guides, live guides, and the internet). Make use of them before trying any new ones! Once you're sure of what you've got, you should still try just a small amount at first, and only one new kind at a time, as even the most edible species may cause adverse reactions or allergies for some people. Don't take silly chances when you don't have to. And if you can take a more knowledgeable friend with you at the start, you'll learn more and be safer. Happy foraging!