[social_buttons] There was a fruiting mystery tree in our back yard that sure looked a lot like it might be full of mulberries. You don’t get much more local than berries harvested just a few feet from the back door. I was a little bit concerned about eating berries that I wasn’t 100% sure about though, so I did what any curious person with no idea what to do would: I asked Facebook.
Fortunately, a friend over there recommended contacting my “cooperative extension agent.” You can apparently just google “cooperative extension agent” along with the name of your city to track this person down. My family is in the Atlanta area, so ours was located at UGA, but anyone can find theirs by searching the USDA site.
After emailing him a few digital photos of the berries and the tree, he confirmed that what I had were mulberries – totally edible, non-poisonous mulberries!
We got some great suggestions about what to do with the haul over on Facebook, but I thought I’d put the question to you guys, too! What would you do if you suddenly discovered a mulberry tree producing tons of fruit?