I am Tom Freeland, a lawyer in Oxford, Mississippi. The picture in the header is my law office. I'm on Twitter as NMissC

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I am the #1 answer (of 84,000 pages) for a Google search. The question?

Is poke salad poisonous?

I tried to answer this question three years ago.

The post has drawn the interest of thousands, always peaking in the Spring.  It has also drawn comments from folks who have eaten poke salad or salat their whole lives with no adverse effects.

For a while my post about a […]

MidTown Farmer’s Market footnote: How toxic is poke salad?

I’ve always heard about eating poke salad, and also heard that one had to know exactly when to pick it (early) and how to prepare it because the mature plants were poisonous.

I was mildly curious, but only mildly.

Today at the Mid-Town Farmers Market in Oxford, one of the vendors had (along with […]