Welcome to the Family Foraging Kitchen

We are a social enterprise providing foraging walks and heritage craft courses across Cornwall. Through education and initiatives, we aim to reduce food insecurity, preserve traditional skills, and build sustainable, connected communities.

A little bit about us

“A brilliant UK break for solo travellers, couples or small groups:  Take a wild food walk, in Cornwall with the Family Foraging Kitchen.”

Lorna Parkes,
The Guardian

The Family Foraging Kitchen is dedicated to tackling food insecurity by providing quality and affordable wild food education.

As a C.I.C., a percentage of the profit made from our ticketed foraging walks allows us to provide the same educational opportunities to those experiencing financial hardship for free.
We believe that all people should have access to foraging knowledge and wild food education, giving them the confidence to access nutritious, sustainable, local, fresh food.

Courses and Events

From beekeeping to seaweed harvesting.

Alongside our regular foraging walks, such as our hedgerow and coastal forays, we continue to collaborate with local artisans and teachers who seek to share their traditional crafts, allowing us to add a variety of fascinating heritage skill opportunities to our schedule.

Our team also attend a number of events around the country, including festivals and conferences, allowing us to bring our enthusiasm further afield too.


What people are saying.

A truly fantastic day

Lots of ‘wow’ moments, learned a lot, and was surprised how much I remembered from the foraging course in Wacker Quay. Just brilliant.

Henry Felton

An amazing fun day out!

Amazing informative and fun day out! Loved it. So interesting! Cannot wait to go out and start foraging. Must buy Vix’s cookery book.

Avril Clark

I’d happily do it again

A really wonderful morning learning how to craft a beautiful wooden spoon with brilliant instruction, in a stunning and relaxing location and with a very enjoyable and fun atmosphere!


Enthusiasm is amazing

We had the most awesome coastal edibles & seaweeds foraging day today. You are an inspiration & your vibrancy & enthusiasm is amazing. Can’t wait to do more foraging days with you.

Cassandra Hopkins

FFK Journal

All the latest news and events.

Keep up-to-date with Family Foraging Kitchen right here, where we will be sharing all sorts of posts, including the latest news about our initiatives, great wild food recipes, information about southeast Cornwall, and advice on how to develop your own foraging skills!

Reflecting On Our Wild Food Box

Reflecting On Our Wild Food Box

We take a moment to reflect on the work we have done so far to reduce food insecurity in Cornwall, also discussing what projects we are working on next.

Eat Your Christmas Tree

Eat Your Christmas Tree

Most residents across the UK will have welcomed a conifer into their home and, the needles that cover them, those that all too quickly collect beneath, are actually edible!

Seasonal Wrap-Up

Seasonal Wrap-Up

As we conclude our year of classes and enter the cold season, we announce those currently planned for 2022, with a host of new foraging and craft courses to share too!