Fresh, local produce has always been important to us when it comes to sourcing ingredients for our kitchens – and what better way to ensure this than foraging for them ourselves. Living in Herefordshire, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by some of the world’s best agricultural land, providing us with wholesome, nourishing foods all year round.
When it comes to foraging, we have yet to meet someone as knowledgeable as Liz Knight of Forage Fine Foods. Foraging is much more than just a hobby for Liz, it’s a way of life.
We ventured over to one of the most rural parts of Herefordshire in order to gain an insight into the life of a forager. It’s all about feeling at one with the Earth, and working with the seasons to ensure that all ingredients are at their prime when picked. The job of a forager can often be time consuming and long-winded, but for Liz, it is beyond satisfying and rewarding to know that everything she makes comes from her surroundings and is 100% natural.
There is a fire within Liz, which longs to create wild, botanical products that capture the true flavours of the Earth, as well as ensuring that more people come to understand and learn about the deeper beauty within our surroundings.
‘Wild Cocktail Night’ is an upcoming event hosted by Liz, which will explore the depths of foraging whilst educating us on how to make delicious cocktails from freshly picked, wild ingredients. There will also be some scrummy forage inspired burgers served by yours truly!
To purchase tickets (they're just £25) to 'Wild Cocktail Night' on July 1st CLICK HERE
If you would like to know more about foraging, the products Liz sells or upcoming events, head over to: Forage Fine Foods