Explore and discover all the delicious morsels that sprout around the city, free and ripe for the pickings.
Includes a foraged lunch
No experience will be left unloved, we offer free exchanges if it's not quite the right vibe.
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We are surrounded by food. It grows in the hedgerows, in our wild spaces, on our commons and in our parks. The problem is recognising and selecting the leaf from the chaff. Get it right and you have before you a lifetime of picking and eating choice delicacies that can go into salads, chutneys and jams. There is something that is very rewarding about serving up a dish of say, young nettles (which do taste remarkably like spinach), knowing it was absolutely free in all senses of the word. Free of food miles, free of sprays, freed from a plastic bag and didn’t require a supermarket to provide it. Start to look about you, at the Elderflowers, blackberries, nuts and knotweed and think of F-O-O-D.
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
This experience will provide you with the expert know-how, so you won’t end up in A & E. Totally Wild only use professional foragers, who know their edible from their inedible. They are incredibly knowledgeable, often providing the leaves required by chefs and restaurants. The first important lesson you will take away with you is identification, as their are some tricky look-a-likes. As you progress you will have an opportunity to taste some pre-made wild food from pickles to jams, syrups, salts and infusions. After the forage you will sit down to a pre-prepared foraged lunch. In the past this has included knotweed jam and acorn sourdough, dandelion-root coffee cake, and nettle cordial. The lunch is obviously seasonal, so you will eat what is growing around you at the time.
After the event you will be sent an email with a description of the edibles found during the forage, and relevant recipes. This is a full on back to nature experience, and how satisfying to realise that just by walking through a common, you can always find something delicious to add cheer to the plate.
THE ALL IMPORTANT DETAILS
This adventurous day out is available 2-3 times a month in various locations across London, including Hackney Marshes, Barnes, Woking. It is also available in other locations across the UK from Suffolk and Sussex to the Cotswolds.
Please allow 6 hours for the full experience.
Totally Wild are the UK's only team to hold the L3 Ofqual accreditation in foraging and wild food. So you know that you’re in safe hands.
The experience is seasonal and available from April to November 2020, once a week on a Saturday or Sunday and run from 10.00 to 16.00.
We recommend you book at least six weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available.
A wonderful experience for the family. Under 12’s welcomed and go free. Only 1 per adult.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
All you have to do is pay for the gift experience you wish to purchase. We’ll send a voucher including booking information to you or directly to the recipient. You or your recipient needs to check the information on the voucher and book your experience date. We ask that the voucher is registered in 6 months and booked on a date within 12 months of purchase.