We are taking a walk on the wild side and would love you to join us, as we introduce you and your family to the hidden delights of nature’s larder this Spring at our first Family Foraging Walk and Woodland Feast.
Our passion for wild ingredients inspires many of our menus. When done carefully and sustainably, foraging is a great way of connecting with our natural environment and making the most of the ingredients on our doorstep. You can’t get more local than your nearest hedgerow!
Here on the Priory Farm Estate in South Nutfield (where The Salt Box is located), we are lucky to have a wide variety of edible delights. We’ll start the day with a wild tea in our cosy barn, before we head on a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is not just seasonally available, but delicious too!
Walking at a gentle pace upon a variety of terrains, the walk will be led by experienced forager and forest school leader, Fern Freud from ‘Foraged by Fern’. Fern will guide us through tips on harvesting, correct identification and possible look-alikes. As well as covering how to keep foraging safe and sustainable, the focus will be on how you can use wild food in your cooking, including recipe ideas and tips on including wild ingredients in your home kitchen.
Our foraging walk will be followed by a cookery workshop, with a combination of hands-on and demonstration led by The Salt Box chef, Christian. We’ll be preparing a two-course feast, prepared in our open-fire kitchen – utilising wild and foraged ingredients picked on the day, as well as some items prepared by the Salt Box team. We’ll gather around our shared dining tables beneath the trees to enjoy our foraged feast over fire.
After our feast, join Christian for a fire-lighting workshop, learning how to light your very own flames using a traditional flint-and-steele method.
This event is suitable for children aged 5+. A maximum of 2 children per adult.
Wild Tea & Introduction to Foraging
Open-Fire Cookery Workshop
Two-Course Woodland Feast
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