In this line of work, whatever profits you reap correlate with how far you put yourself out there and how hard you're willing to hustle. Establishing a solid grounding by proper self-education is as important as the mission statement, or creating your financial bottom lines. It's an interesting adventure and we encourage everyone to start their own business one day and to start networking with those talented individuals that will help bring out the best in you to the surface. Gather & Forge would like to thank a few individuals that have helped us immensely in start-up mode as well as illustrate what else we've been up to in preparation for launch.
One of our favorites, the tender shoot of the common Bullbrier. Green-stemmed, mostly prickly or thorny vines climbing by tendrils that originate in the leaf axils. The young shoots are delicious prepared like asparagus, steamed and seasoned. The rootstocks, when processed like cattails, yield a gelatin substitute.
So much learning, and so much more to be had.