Spend a day in the woods learning to find, identify and prepare edible plants, seeds, nuts, flowers and fungi that grow wild in the British countryside.
Our one day foraging course will give you a fascinating insight into the best wildfoods of the season. You will spend a fun and informative day in the woods learning to find and identify edible plants, seeds, nuts, flowers and fungi that grow wild in the British countryside.
Depending on the season we may be tapping trees for sap, gathering wild herbs or picking edible fungi. You will learn how to prepare and transform foraged foods into great dishes, preserves and drinks.
The one day foraging course includes hot drinks and biscuits and a lunch based around wild ingredients. The lunch will be cooked over an open fire and you can bake your own flatbread in our wood fired earth oven. (Please mention any special dietary requirements on your booking form).
Preserving wild foods is a great way to extend the seasons and a vital part of the foragers year. During the day we will have a tasting session when you can try our homemade cordials, liqueurs, vinegars, flavoured salts, jams and jellies – to name but a few!
Come and join us for a day in the woods learning to find, identify and prepare some of the amazing edible plants and wild foods that grow wild in our countryside.
We are strong advocates of responsible and sustainable foraging techniques. We will show you how to collect your wild edibles in a way that will have minimum impact on the landscape.
We will also teach you about the legalities of foraging and how, where and when you can forage for food, whilst keeping on the right side of the law.
The venue for this course is our own private 18 acre woodland in North Yorkshire, which is situated 5 Miles from the market town of Boroughbridge.
Course tutors. Chris Bax, Rose Bax
Itineraries can change due to the weather and the seasons
"Thank you so much Chris and Rose for a brilliant day last Saturday. We all thoroughly enjoyed our day mushroom foraging and would recommend your courses to anyone who would like to try something different. Great fun, very informative and lovely food as well the only problem now is our dog walks take three times longer as we concentrate on searching the ground for mushrooms!"
"Thank you Chris and Rose for a fantastic day, really enjoyed it and will certainly change my dog walks in our local woods for the next week or so!"
"What a brilliant day. Enjoyed everyone's company. Chris & Rose's great knowledge & cooking skills made for a totally wonderful experience. Will definitely be looking to do another course next year."
"Thanks for a really great day. So well presented and informative. The time just flew by . Looking forward to collecting some edibles on our next walk and hope we can come back to your woods in a different season"
"Fab day. Really enjoyed it. Perfect birthday present from hubby. Can't wait to teach my kids things I learnt. Thanks guys for making it a lovely day."
"Thank you very much for a fantastic Cooking with Fire course last Sunday. It was brilliant - I learnt loads, had great fun and the results were really delicious!"
"Thank you so much for the fantastic foraging day last Sunday. It was an inspired birthday present from my sister. I thought I knew quite a lot about plants but I learned masses and loved smoking the trout for lunch and learning how to fillet a fish. Have had a look at your blog and definitely going to try the Meadowsweet creme brulee soon. Was great to meet you and I hope our paths cross again."
"A belated thank you so much for a fantastic day out last Sunday on the Introduction to Foraging course. It was really interesting, fun and the food you made was all so delicious. Thank you for your dedication to sharing your immense knowledge, it was truly inspiring. We are going to make a fish smoker this weekend, and I have spent the week scanning lime trees in Ealing in case there are still some flowers left over!"