Yes, you can use those acorns! Collect them with our garden weasel (it also works great for picking up Legos) and then follow the instructions available from a number of local foraging experts to take out the toxins and turn them into flour. Our friends at Maine Tree Crop Alliance, especially Aaron of Edgewood Nursery who has spoken many times at CML, fill us in on the details. New England Acorn Alliance and MOFGA are also linked from MTCA’s website.
We even have a Davebilt Nutcracker you can borrow to crack the shells!