Two foraging highlights from my research retreat weekend in Gloucester.
1) A cantaloupe plant growing on a beach dune with a viable cantaloupe that I took. I ended up eating the whole thing later that day (it was salty, as expected for fruit growing on a beach) since the meeting started at 2 and no food was served until 8 -- that's a long time for a 95%vegan to go without food.
2) Big bands of kelp on the shore. I ate some of that raw and took a bunch home and dried it. It's already successfully gone into one soup.
Also grabbed some autumn olives and wild mustard greens, which were growing abundantly along Atlantic Road.
Retreat was very nice, even if the staff were a tad freaky. The Addams family or something going on there.