Our Top Tens
To help you get to grips with our Finds Catalogue, we've also devised a series of "Top Tens" which provide a quick overview of common wild foods that you can try to find, ID and eat, with each find linking back to the catalogue. These lists are a great starting-point for quickly understanding the best finds that are available at different skill levels, locations and times of the year, with the Top Ten lists arranged by Ease of Identification, Season, Location and Tastiness. If you have any suggestions for a future Top Ten List, then please Contact Us and let us know!
By Ease of Identification
Here you'll find our top ten easiest wild food finds. This list is great for beginners and will ease you gently into foraging, allowing your confidence to grow before moving onto the more hard-to-spot finds. The foods on this list may not be the most exotic, but they are so easy to find and ID, with a few of them even residing in your garden!
🟩 ID Difficulty - Beginner
Here you'll find our Top Ten wild Edible Plants. This list contains plants that are both delicious, and versatile in the kitchen, and includes flowers and berries, too, as these are also plant parts!
🟨 ID Difficulty - Novice
Spring marks the start of the foraging season and is a great time of the year to go out and explore some fresh edible greens, early flowers and even a few mushrooms. Beginners especially, often benefit from a Spring forage as there generally isn't an awful lot of over-grown greenery or foilage around to potentially confuse or overwhelm, as is more often the case later in the year. Here is our Top Ten wild food finds to discover during the Spring months (March - May). 🌸
Summer is a time of plenty with many plants and wild flowers to find and eat. Arthur especially likes the Summer months due to an abundance of the juicy-sweet Summer berries he loves. Late Summer is also the start of the Mushroom Season, and many delicious fungi can be found if you know where to look! Here is our Top Ten wild food finds to discover during the Summer months (June - August). 🌞
As the warmth of Summer wanes and the longer nights and beautiful colours of Autumn set-in, Foragers everywhere get excited. Autumn heralds the peak of the mushroom season, with fungi in abundance, as well as berries, fruit and nuts. Here is our Top Ten wild food finds to discover during the Autumn months (September - November).🍂
Winter is generally considered a time of dormancy for wild food, but the patient forager can still find some tasty edibles if they know where to look. Here is our Top Ten wild food finds to discover during the Winter months (December - February). ❄️
Here you'll find our top ten tastiest wild foods. These finds are packed with flavour and have great versatility in the kitchen. Many of the plants, mushrooms and berries in this list are considered to be choice edibles by the foraging community, the kind of things you'd find served in a posh restaurant! 😋