We are dedicated to giving our customers the best possible product available , whether it be wild mushrooms,cultivated exotics or foraged wild foods , we will endeavour to deliver these goods at the highest standard possible. Any cooked products sold are homemade by ourselves and only sold fresh , they can be frozen.
Also come and join us on a day in the New Forest and experience the wild mushrooms growing in their natural habitat.
There are hundreds of species of truffles, but the fruiting body of some (mostly in the genusTuber) are highly prized as a food item. Edible truffles are held in high esteem all over the world
Truffles have a distinctive aroma and flavour , earthiness , hazelnut , chocolate and also a flavouring of mushrooms.
Mushrooms are basically fungi , which have a fleshy and spore-bearing fruiting body. They have been in use not only for consumption purposes , but also for medicinal purposes, since ages. Pharaohs ate mushrooms as a delicacy , Greeks believed them to be a source of strength and Chinese regarded them as health food. There are over 14,000 types of mushrooms in the world , out of which about 3,000 are edible, about 700 have known medicinal properties and around 1400 have been recognised as poisonous. Today, mushrooms are eaten by people , for their flavour , texture as well as for the health benefits.
About Wild foods
Foraging for wild food is exciting, as you never know what you are going to find. Wild plants and fungi grow in many places , even on wasteland in towns. Wild food is not only free but has also grown without us having to do any work. Anyone can pick their own wild plants and fungi , however there are some simple principles that must be followed. If you are a beginner , try picking obvious species that you are already familiar with - for example nettles or dandelions. Never eat any species that you are unsure of. Remember that many species are poisonous and some must be cooked to remove toxins.
NEW FOREST WILD MUSHROOM PICKING CHART
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