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We often hear about the benefits of growing food in the big city, and about the superior nutrition provided by doing so organically. But we don't often hear about the foods that grow wild in the city, completely free of any human intervention, relying only on whatever rain, sunshine, and soil nature provides.

And yet, right here in Toronto, we can enjoy a plethora of high-quality foods that are just waiting to be discovered. City green spaces, thickly forested areas, little back alleyways, front lawns, backyards, and even our own flower beds and pots all play host to a wide variety of wild foods. What follows are a few choice morsels.

As wonderful and wholesome as I believe the practice of wild food