Yes, we are here!

At MOTHER EARTH GARDENER and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-456-5835 or by email. Stay safe!


Spring Sarsaparilla Shoots Recipe

Spring Sarsaparilla Shoots Recipe



Summer 2018

  • sarsaparilla-shoots
    Young Smilax spp. shoots are delicious when blanched and served with a vinegar-based dressing.
    Photo by Flickr/NatureServe
  • sarsaparilla-shoots

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

If you live where you can gather early spring shoots of greenbrier from the woods, this is a delicious way to enjoy Smilax spp. Gather the shoots when they’re first appearing, taking only what easily snaps off the vine. Sarsaparilla will work in any recipe where you’d otherwise use green beans.


Become a Preferred Subscriber and start enjoying the benefits today!

Fall in love with the flavor, versatility, and beauty of Mother Earth Gardener

Mother Earth GardenerDelight your taste buds, mind and eyes with beautiful photos and inspirational techniques on everything you need to know to grow, preserve and cook your own heirloom fruits and vegetables. You won’t want to miss the stories about plants passed down from generation to generation.

Don’t miss a single issue of Mother Earth Gardener. Published by the editors of MOTHER EARTH NEWS, Mother Earth Gardener provides decades of organic gardening experience from the most trusted voices in the field. Join today and save off the newsstand price! Get one year (4 issues) for only $24.95! (USA only)




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube


click me