Forage and feast near Chigwell

October 7th 2019
By: Melanie Hollidge
Forage and feast near Chigwell

The Lee Valley Park is a real recourse to those living in areas just northeast of the city of London. Living in Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford gives you access to all the delights of the city but also much easier access to loads of leisure activities and outdoor pursuits.

Coming up on Saturday 12th October 2019 from 10-3 pm costing just £50 a forage and feast event will be taking place at Lee Valley Park. The Totally Wild UK professional forager team will help you to learn the basics of foraging and to discover a range of wild edibles that are growing all around. At this harvest season, there are lots and lots of things to look out for growing wild in the Essex hedgerows and fields. 

The foraging event offers an initial meeting to go through the basics of foraging before heading out to discover the vast array of wild edible species. During the event, your professional forager will introduce you to a number of edible species; giving you tips on harvesting, correct identification and possible look-alikes. 

As part of this activity, you will also have the opportunity to taste a range of pre-made wild foods from pickles to jams, chutneys, syrups, flavoured salts, alcohol infusions. After you have completed your forage, you will be invited to sit down to a pre-prepared, foraged food lunch. On offer will be delights such as acorn sour-dough bread, ginger and knotweed jam, cheese and hawthorn chutney, dandelion root “coffee” cake, elderflower cordial and nettle cordial (menus change with seasonal availability.

The event's goal is to excite people with amazing flavours to be found in the wild. Whether you try foraged foods for the first time or are already experienced in the taste of the wild you will return to your Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford home with your taste buds ready to identify the subtle flavours in any high-class restaurant tasting menu or maybe get hands-on with your own wild food foraging and cookery.

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