Woods and hedgerows are great places to find wild food and connect with nature. As a nation we all love a bit of foraging and free food too, especially this time of year when Autumn begins to creep in and our hedgerows are full of blackberries probably the easiest of fruits to identify and pick.
Blackberries are normally at their best at the end of August to September. Legend has it any picked after the end of this month are best avoided, as the devil is said to have peed on them. We’re not sure this is true, but by October the damp weather will have certainly soiled many crops.
There are a few rules to follow and it is best that you only pick fruit that you know are edible. A good place to start is the River Cottage Hedgerow (River Cottage Handbook No. 7) or take a look at the Woodlands Trust website for guidance.
And nothing says Autumn like a spoonful of Apple & Blackberry pie or crumble. To serve may we suggest using our Savanna Bowls.