Look a little closer as you enjoy the outdoors and you may be surprised by what you can find which is not just edible, but delicious! Part of our planting schedule on the farm is to facilitate vegetation which is a food source for our livestock, our wildlife and our family life.
If you’ve ever been Blackberry picking, you will know the satisfaction of creating that crumble of which you have farmed the fruit with your own purple, ink-stained hands. There are rules for picking wild plants (pick one – leave one is a favourite of ours!), Wild Food UK has produced a simple breakdown of what to and what not to do when foraging. Good to know.
The Woodland Trust has produced a really useful and interesting month by month guide to what is in season and how to eat it here. Of course, if you really want the local lowdown on edible plants which are native to Cornwall, in addition to foraging advice for our beautiful coastline and beaches, there is nothing better than booking a foraging adventure with one of our local specialists, including the talented Rachel Lambert, whose wealth of experience in wild foraging doesn’t end with a tour.
Rachel is a published author and blogger, in addition to being featured regularly on TV. Rachel can travel to you for a bespoke foraging session, or you can join her to explore new and stunning areas of the Cornish coast and countryside.
You can also join the very experienced Matt from Cornish Wild Food on a Cornish Wild Food foraging walk where they aim to get you confident harvesting and cooking with at least a dozen different tasty wild edibles, although often they often find a lot more than that.
You will also learn the principles of sustainable foraging, safe harvesting, useful tools and the laws on gathering wild food. All foraging walks usually end by cooking up what you have found for everyone to taste, and giving a chance to chat about cooking ideas and recipes.
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