We offer a range of wild food events where you can indulge in our wildly inspired menus or cookery workshops, celebrating foraged and wild ingredients. We host events for adults and families, taking place here in our woodland glen and cosy barn on the Priory Farm Estate.
As the world starts to unfurl following lockdown, we’ve begun the gradual process of rekindling our fires here at The Salt Box. By closely following government advice, we’ll be introducing a staged approach that allows you to join us again beneath the trees in a safe and enjoyable manner.
For those seeking to eat more sustainably, game meat presents an attractive option. Unlike the meat industry, harvesting wild meat involves no chemicals, hormones, abattoirs, animal housing, or extra land to grow cereals/grains for feeds. They typically have a longer life span than farmed animals and culling their population growth can have a positive effect on their habitat.
Our seasonal game butchery and cookery courses are perfect for people who love the distinctive flavours of these wild meats, but are unsure how to cook with them. We offer evening, half day and full day courses throughout the year, focusing on what’s in season.
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!
As well as covering how to keep foraging safe and sustainable – the focus at our events is on how you can use wild ingredients in your cooking, including recipe ideas and tips for you to use in your home kitchen.
By making the most of nature’s larder, foraging can also give you a really grounded sense of place; facilitate a deepening sensitivity to our environment.
Join us for a day in the woods celebrating wild venison. Our course covers butchery and cookery, honouring the whole animal from nose to tail with a delectable feast.
Learn how to pluck, draw, skin and joint a selection of seasonal small wild game, cooking up a feast over fire throughout the day in a relaxed and informative environment.
Learn the techniques and skills to extend nature’s bounty through the seasons and stock your shelves – pickling, lacto-fermenting and preserving.
Immerse yourself in Italy’s culinary favourites with a twist, cooked over an open-fire and featuring seasonally and locally inspired British produce.
Explore the wonderful world of wild food with your family.
Come and join us as head out into the great outdoors for a foraging walk, followed by a woodland feast over fire.
We offer a range of wild food events and workshops celebrating foraged and wild ingredients, making the most of nature’s larder.
Treat someone special to a unique experience, by snapping up a Salt Box gift voucher, eligible towards any of our dining events, butchery, foraging and cookery courses.