With a mixture of open pasture, ancient oak woodland and river estuary making Philleigh Way on Court Farm is the perfect location to forage for edible plants and wild food. The course is fun and informative and run by the hugely knowledgeable Matt Vernon. After the foraging session during which Matt will carry out a couple of wild food demonstrations, you will be welcomed back to the cookery school for a delicious lunch.
Max student to tutor ratio: 8/1
Tutor: Matt Vernon – Cornish Wild Food
Welcome talk, orientation and safety briefing
During this session we will cover the aim of the course, toilet facilities, course area and safety briefing.
Foraging around Court Farm
Located in an ideal environment for a foraging course in Cornwall, the group will be taken on a foraging excursion around Court Farm, where you will explore many different environments – including hedgerow, pasture, woodland and tidal estuary. You will learn about the whole wild food larder dealing with herbs, roots, shoots, berries, flowers, nuts and fungus. At the end of the foraging course, you should be able to easily identify a minimum of ten edible plants that you will be able to forage in your own time.
The morning session will broken up with an outdoor wild food cookery demonstration in our oak woodland along the banks of the Fal.
You will then be welcomed into our cookery school kitchen to dine around our big table and enjoy a delicious lunch. You will also have the chance to ask Matt any further questions you have about wild food and foraging.
This is a guide to the day’s activities and our foraging courses in Cornwall vary depending on what we find, the weather, and the groups interests. The course will be run by Matt Vernon.
Age: 16+ or 13+ if accompanied by a paying adult