foraging

noun: 1. the acquisition of food by hunting, fishing, or the gathering of plant matter.

adjective: 2.characterized by or dependent upon the acquisition of food by such means; food-gathering: a foraging people.

Due to the popularity that our syrup range has gained in some commercial sectors, and the hunger for fresh English wild-foraged produce from a selection of clients, it was decided in July 2015 to expand into the supply of fresh & dried English wild-foraged herbs, berries, fruits, nuts & botanical produce. In the short time this service has been launched, we have picked a vast variety of products for clients in: Brewery, Distillery, Baking, Animal Feed, pet food & herbalist/pharmaceutical sectors. 

All produce is sustainable & wild foraged from local organic private farmland & nature reserves.

Should you require any further information regarding our foraging service's, then please contact: vince@hedgerowheaven.com  

Foraging Day Course's: Please visit our blog page dated 27th June 2017

Professional foraging service

selection of our harvest from 2016

Sweet Chestnuts
Sweet Chestnuts

We harvest this wonderful English delicacy every year (October/November)

Walnuts
Walnuts

We collect all the wet walnuts from the village in October each year.

Sloe Berries (Prunus spinosa)
Sloe Berries (Prunus spinosa)

We hand-pick by the ton each year.

Roman Chamomile
Roman Chamomile

wild foraged chamomile

Bullace fruit
Bullace fruit

We harvest plenty of this rare fruit during September each year

limeflower (Tilia Europea)
limeflower (Tilia Europea)

plentiful supply during May & June each year

Wild Peppermint
Wild Peppermint

we harvest the flower & leaf of the wild peppermint from May till July

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)

can never get enough of the wonderful & powerful elderberry

Rosa Canina Rosehips
Rosa Canina Rosehips

Picked by the ton for our own great rosehip syrup

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

collected from private marshland from April till july

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Picked from March till May, the powerful spring tip of the stinging nettle contains the power.

Eucalptus leaves
Eucalptus leaves

Picked fresh from my own garden

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

We collect the leaves from the white flowering plant (though both varieties are available), from marshland during the months of May to August

Plantain (Psyllium)
Plantain (Psyllium)

We harvest the wide leaf variety and have also harvested the seeds for a client

Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale)
Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale)

We harvest the flowering head in April fro our wonderful dandelion syrup, and the leaves for a select client.

Crab Apples
Crab Apples

harvesting of the crab apples is done when the seeds are fully formed, usual from September onwards.

Damson Fruit
Damson Fruit

The majority of our Damsons are West-moorland supplied by a private Organic 3rd generation damson grower as the quality is unrivaled.

Mushrooms
Mushrooms

edible wild-foraged varieties of Parasol, Slippery Jacks, Puffballs & field mushrooms collected.

Hot Air Dried

Our purpose built commercial sized herb drier that helps retain flavour & power longer than other forms of drying, helps us sell the best quality of produce straight from the fields, forests & hedgerows.

Dried Sweet Chestnut Chips
Dried Sweet Chestnut Chips

fresh picked chestnuts dried in our purpose build drier

dried Rosehips
dried Rosehips

Rosehips dried in our purpose built drier

Dried Nettle
Dried Nettle

Nettle dried in 2hrs in our purpose built drier