I am constantly looking for new events and formats to showcase wild food. Please get in touch if you would like me to:
- Lead a forage in your area for your family/friends/community group/business (see here)
- Help you or your business access your wild food resources (see here)
- Do a talk/interactive presentaion to your group/community/customers
- Consult/research for TV/media
- Contribute an article/guest post
- Demonstrate wild food recipes/cookery
- Organise a stag/hen event
…whatever might suit your business, event or personal interest
In addition to a lifetime of free ingredients, is often possible for chefs/food businesses to offset the cost of tuition by selling specific wild food-based menus/events. For example: Saturday – personalised foraging tuition with Mark for chefs, Sunday – Mark leads organised foray for paying customers followed by meal using wild ingredients.
I am also happy to try to help you identify plants and fungi online – but please read this first.
You can send me an email, a tweet or contact me through facebook if you have any enquiries.
Facebook: Galloway Wild Foods
Please make any non-urgent initial contact via email. I can send my mobile phone number if required.
Sale of Wild Food
A common misapprehension about foraging, and especially foraging for commercial gain, is that it is exploitative, and undermines the “natural world”. Such views tend to ignore the hidden impact of commercially grown foods: all food has an impact on nature, foraged foods a good deal less than most! Outlooks that see all foraging as the same activity are grossly simplistic. Many species that occupy a forager’s attention are hyper abundant “weeds” that can cope well with careful picking for personal use and appropriate commercial harvesting. There is huge potential for improving our health and the resilience of local food networks through species/location-appropriate commercial harvesting. Read more on this here.
Personally, my days as a full time professional forager selling to up-market kitchens are behind me. I find picking things to order spoils the fun, and I much prefer to give away or trade any surplus I might have. But if you would like to buy/trade any of the wild foods you see on this site for business or personal use, feel free to contact me and I will see what I can do, but I very rarely supply, so you may well be disappointed.
Wouldn’t you rather spend your money on tuition and pick your own for evermore…?