25 May 2009

Buffalo Grass

Friday night at the Badseed Farmers' Market, there was a new vendor on hand - some folks who forage and call themselves the wild alchemists. They had several wild herb tea blends, some mushrooms, and some unique greens. In addition to the edible goods they had a few extra natural elements for sale as well.

For a dollar, I bought this grass bundle that they couldn't identify - a couple of farmers agreed that it was buffalo grass. One farmer even offered to take a sprig home so he could check in his book of prairie grasses to confirm. This bundle is already dry, but still has such a poignant aroma - something nostalgic, but I don't know what. At any rate, it is standing tall on my dining room table and looking so beautiful.