Foraging for wild food have increased in popularity over the last few years, becoming a desirable skill set as a result of raising awareness about the benefits of eating organic and local fresh ingredients. [What’s foraging?]

The mission of British Local Food is to share and promote the sustainable use of those wild ingredients available in the UK and Ireland.

My mission

There are plenty of gourmet wild ingredients growing close to your home in abundance, but you lack of confidence to identify, pick and eat your finds.

I'll help you to:

Find out where to start foraging

Learn what plants to pick and when to do it.

Discover new wild ingredients

Eat healthy, organic and sustainable food

Cook simple and healthy recipes

Learn to use wild ingredients in the kitchen

Pick safe and sustainable

Make sure you collect responsibly

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About Me (Alvaro)

I’ve been foraging for wild food since I was a kid. I still have fond memories going blackberry picking and mushroom hunting with my father at a young age. Growing up in Spain, I had the opportunity to learn about Mediterranean plants; I used to harvest olives, figs, pine nuts and a number of aromatic herbs growing near home.

After moving to England ten years ago, I became interested to find out more about British wild food and have developed a real passion about picking, eating, cooking, preserving and experimenting with wild foods and so I realised that I wanted to share my passion with others.

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