One of the best things of summer is to go strawberry picking. This beautiful fruit is great to eat straight from the bush. If you are lucky enough to know where to find wild ones, you might want to keep their location a secret.
Good places to look are amongst grassy woodlands and near derelict properties, where cultivated varieties have escaped into the wild.
If you start your search in early spring, look for the flowers and remember their location and come back after a month to check on them. Once the petals have dropped it is only a few weeks until they turn into fruit.
The wild strawberry is much smaller then the one you find in Pick-Your-Own fields and not quite as sweet. But if you find them, the kudos is much greater.
Even an afternoon picking your own strawberries at a local pick your own farm is like a mini foraging trip. Especially if you try a few straight from the bush…
If you want to learn more about foraging you may be interested in this item:
The Mighty Eagle Foraging Kit, is the best way to get you started finding for your own food.
Simple chores like taking the dog out for a walk, can become fine food expeditions. You and your kids can get to chew your way through, blackberries, wild strawberries or Porcine mushrooms. The kit has a fully researched and full colour instruction leaflet, which will get you on your way, and tell you what is in season and when. More Info