They grow wild in the northeast US and Canada and finding their habitats is a challenge. As more people build in their growing areas, they are getting to be a rare find.
Once finding them, it is imperative to select just a couple from each set, as they need to grow in order to come back the next year.
The price for these edible ferns is very high which makes a greedy person pick all instead of just a few. This is also leading to their rarity, as less come back each year.
Finding these rare treats and sharing in Mother Nature's once a year gift is something that will be remembered by my family as a special time.