Foraging & Wild Food
Empowering people with the knowledge they need to live a wilder, healthier, happier life in tune with nature – we love to source ingredients from the natural larder with as little impact on the environment as possible.
We also focus strongly on wild game, an underrated, healthy, ethical and environmentally friendly food that we carefully and responsibly source from local estates with respect to the game seasons.
Join us as we head out into the great outdoors for an introduction to the wonderful world of wild food.
Our passion for wild ingredients inspires many of our menus throughout the seasons. 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!
Foraging walks are also featured in many of our cookery experiences.
Explore our useful guides on a selection of wild ingredients commonly found here in the UK throughout the seasons.
Curated by our team, our guides include tips on identification, harvesting and most importantly – how to use wild ingredients in your drinks and dishes.
Wild Game is at the core of what we do here at at The Salt Box, where eating and sourcing ingredients sustainably is paramount, as we strive to reconnect people to both their plates and surroundings.
If you’re interested in sourcing and cooking more wild British game, we’ve compiled a selection of guides on our favourite game meats – from rabbits and pheasants to wild venison and pigeon.
We also host a range of game butchery and cookery courses in our woodland kitchen throughout the seasons.
Wild Food Recipes
Inspired by nature’s larder, explore our wild recipes, to cook in the comfort of your home kitchen or over the fire.
Join us on a journey through the seasons – from pickling and preserving nature’s bounty to more everyday family style recipes, we hope there’s something here for everyone.
We want to share with you a myriad of over-the-fire cooking techniques and recipes to help you on your way to becoming a more confident wild cook.
Our foraging events are an educational and informational experience based on traditional and modern use of plants, created to inspire others. The content represents our learnings and personal experience, and is not intended to replace professional or medical advice.
When foraging, extra precautions must be taken if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, on prescription drugs, have an existing medical condition or allergy. Whilst we are able to advise, we are not medical or botanical specialists and therefore consumption is always at your own risk.
We take no liability for any independent actions taken or not taken as a result of information given on one of our walks or from information given on our website.