Wild, edible berries of Northwest Ontario
Blueberries, Saskatoon berries, Raspberries, currants and even cranberries are native to NW Ontario. Some like blueberries are picked in access and stored for the long winter, others are just for one time treats, either way and whatever you want to do with them, they are out there.
Tips and Tricks
Berry season runs usually in the month of August with nearly all berries becoming rip during this time before the first frosts in September.
Blueberries are probably the most picked berries in the area however there are few more choices available and some may even be available in large quantities depending on year and location.
Identification and resources
It is important to identify and be sure of edible plants, mushrooms and berries in the wild. There are numerous resources available however nothing is better than going with an expert and growing your knowledge over time.
Pictures and videos are very important and a simple google search (images) will return a wide range of a specific plant you are looking for. There are numerous Facebook groups as well, where the users are usually more than happy to help identify something. Simply upload a good quality picture (or 3 or 4 from different angles) and see what the collective consensus is.
Keep in mind that no one can identify by picture alone 100% of the time.
Mushroom identification Facebook Group