Wild Rowanberries

If you’re into your Foraging, Rowanberries (aka Mountain Ash) are now ready to pick. The stunning red berries are packed with vitamin A and C. They make fabulous jellies to serve with the upcoming game season, roast lamb or venison. They are best picked as late as possible but before the blackbirds and thrushes get to them. Commonly found in rural hedgerows and footpaths. They are easily spotted in the autumn with their plentiful clumps of red berries. The fruit is sour rather than sweet and has a unique flavour, making it a useful ingredient for far more preserves than just the popular Rowanberry Jelly.
The only use for consuming wild Rowanberries in their fresh raw state comes from Roger Phillips in his book ‘Wild Food’ in which he suggests squeezing the juice out of the berries to use in gin in place of angostura bitters!

Unfortunately we don’t sell these at the moment.

Disclaimer: Never eat anything from the wild without first consulting an expert! Please forage responsibly. Educate yourself, and have fun.

Wild Elder Flowers

Elderberries are found through out the UK along roadsides and hedgerows. The flowers appear from the end of May to the beginning of June. The Elderberry’s hermaphrodite flowers are borne in large clusters (corymbs), 10-25cms in diameter and are pollinated by bees and flies. The cream coloured flowerheads are honey scented blossoms that are crisp and somewhat juicy with an aromatic scent and flavour.

The most common use is to make an Elderberry cordial, but there are many uses – they can be put into salads, added to fruit fools, tempura battered or simply added to sugar are all but a few of its uses.
They are still available, but ending soon.

Wild Elderberries

Now is the time of year to pick Elderberries they can easily be found growing in the wild, along canal paths and hedgerows. That’s if you haven’t stripped the tree of it’s fragrant white flowers earlier in the year! The dark blue/black berries are abundant right now and can be used in many different ways. They make great Jellies, Jams, Cordials, Syrups and Wine that can be made now and used over the winter months
Always be sure to remove the stem from the berry as it contains a mildly, toxic alkaloid that becomes harmless when cooked and it is recommended not eat the berries raw.

Don’t let this put you off as the Elderberry is very good for you and is often used as a Cold and Flu remedy due to its extremely high vitamin C content. We can usually source them for you with 24hrs notice.

Blackberries Come Early

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Wild Garlic

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Magnolia Flower Vinegar

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