UNIQUE PRODUCTS FROM THE RAINFOREST OF HOME
Canopy and Understory was created in 2018 to showcase the bounty of forests managed to support clean air and water, healthy trees and forest floor, carbon storage, and vibrant rural communities.
The first edible, non‐timber product launched by Canopy and Understory is a line of wild foraged berry fruit spreads featuring salal berry as the main ingredient. The iconic salal plant grows deep in the understory of native forests in the Pacific Northwest and is known both for its nutrient rich berries as well as its beautiful green foliage. Harvesting of berries is done primarily by Latino foragers for whom berry harvesting is a welcome opportunity in summer months when typical forest employment opportunities, such as tree planting and precommercial thinning, are generally unavailable. In addition, wild foraging provides opportunities for women that are often excluded from employment in the forest sector.
Canopy and Understory Wild Salal Fruit Spreads bring you flavors and aromatics reminiscent of walking through the coastal rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. Our fruit spreads have a simple ingredient list featuring organic sugar, organic lemon and pectin with no additives or preservatives.
Wild Salal Berry Fruit Spread
highlights the unique and delicious flavor of the salal berries. The original flavor can be used in savory or sweet applications and is a versatile base for marinades, sauces, and chutneys.
Wild Salal Berry and Blueberry Spread
features organic blueberries from Our Table Collective. This blend is a great introduction to the Salal flavor and is a favorite with kids. Fantastic in classic jam applications from buttered toast to nut butter sandwiches.
Wild Salal Berry and Spruce Tip Spread
showcases the bright, citrusy new spring growth of spruce trees—a flavor combination not to be missed. The blend is the perfect gift for an adventurous eater and makes a spectacular addition to a cheese or charcuterie plate.
Join us in experiencing these unique flavors of the forest.