Jan. 3, 2017

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  Are cowparsnips edible?  I think a good rule of thumb about wild food is whether they are available in your local supermarket.  If they aren't, there's probably a reason.  In this case, parts of the plant are edible, and parts are a problem.  To read the experience of a person that tried it, go to http://www.laurieconstantino.com/wild-edibles-how-to-harvest-and-cook-cow-parsnip-greens/.  She is pretty positive about it.  Myself, I would be leery of eating something you have to wear gloves to handle.  If you're not, I can recommend a really good source for gloves.