We are surrounded by wild food all the time.
All we need to do is recognise it.
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Seasonal Tips from Mark
Winter Foraging WalksContrary to popular belief, there are lots of wild foods to forage and learn about during the winter. Book a winter foraging walk, designed around the interests of your group.
Winter Chanterelle - Edibility, identification, distribution.Winter chanterelles are a common, easy to identify and delicious mushrooms that can be picked in large numbers right through November and well into December. Here I look at 4 species that often get referred to as winter chanterelles: yellowlegs, golden chanterelle, ashen chanterelle and winter chanterelle
Sea Buckthorn - Identification, Edibility, DistributionThis is the most striking and delicious of all our UK berries in my opinion - once you get over their nose-scrunching acidity! They are exceptionally good for you, being rammed with antioxidants and vitamin C. They are mostly found coastally, but are starting to be introduced - or introducing themselves - to more inland locations...
Wood Avens - Edibility, Identification, DistributionThis is a super-common plant of wood edges (and often deeper in the forest where light penetrates) and hedgerows, with a long history of medicinal use. The leaves can be used as a pot-herb in spring and summer but their flavour is unremarkable. The part that commands my attention is the root, which has a distinct flavour of cloves
Few-Flowered Leek - Identification, Distribution, EdibilityIf you come across a plant that reminds you of wild garlic, but has narrower leaves and less of a garlic smell, you may have found wild leeks. These aren’t the hulking great Frankenstein leeks you might expect to find in shops and gardens, but something tender and elegant...