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Early Spring Forest & Hedgerow Foraging Walk & Wild Food Picnic A, Galloway, SW Scotland
4 March 2023Guided foraging walk exploring the identification, sustainable harvesting, culinary and medicinal uses of early spring plants, tree sap and fungi, with a wild food tasting picnic in the forest afterwards.
Early Spring Forest & Hedgerow Foraging Walk & Wild Food Picnic B, Galloway, SW Scotland
11 March 2023Guided foraging walk exploring the identification, sustainable harvesting, culinary and medicinal uses of early spring plants, tree sap and fungi, with a wild food tasting picnic in the forest afterwards.
Seasonal Tips from Mark
Winter Chanterelle - Edibility, Identification, Similar species, Distribution, Ecology, Harvesting, UsageWinter 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
Accrediting Foraging & Wild Food in the UKForaging Teacher and Association of Foragers member Mark Williams explores the notion of benchmarking, accreditation and qualifications around foraging and wild foods in the UK and discusses some of the issues raised by the recently published Wild Food Accreditation Scoping Report.
Foraging Gift VouchersGive the gift of free food...Forever. Galloway Wild Foods Gift Vouchers can be used to pay for places on scheduled foraging walks, to pay for private events/tuition, to book online foraging webinars, or to book Online Wild Food Mentoring. You can choose what value to make the voucher.
Oyster mushroom - Edibility, Identification, DistributionCommon, easily identified and tasty - oyster mushrooms are a good beginner's mushroom. But there is one loo-alike you should be aware of.
Pink Purslane - Identification, Distribution, EdibilityThis is a delightful, easy-to-come-by plant that can be cooked like spinach, added to stir-fries etc, but is at its best raw. I love to employ its earthy flavour in winter salads with pickled fish, beetroot and elderberry vinegar, though it works well as a mild "bulker" with sharper-tasting leaves in spring...
Sea Buckthorn - Identification, Edibility, Distribution, Ecology, RecipesThis 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...