Welcome to
The Family Foraging Kitchen.


A CIC social enterprise providing wild food education across southeast Cornwall.
We offer a selection of foraging walks and cookery classes, each one exploring a different wild environment. We also run courses in heritage skills and traditional countryside crafts from our education centre.


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 local food poverty, providing quality and affordable wild food education to the people of Cornwall.

As a C.I.C, a percentage of the profit made from our ticketed courses allows us to provide the same educational opportunities to those experiencing food poverty and/or social isolation for free. We believe that all people should have access to wild food education, as well as the confidence to access nutritious, sustainable, local, fresh food.

Courses and Events

From beekeeping to seaweed harvesting.

Here you will find our course schedule, detailing each educational activity, foraging walk, and event we have planned. We host a variety of courses, from beekeeping to seaweed harvesting, and we continue to work with local experts to offer new educational opportunities.


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!

New Craft Courses for 2021

New Craft Courses for 2021

We’re introducing three new expert tutors, each of whom will be sharing their expertise and heritage skills through a number of courses held at our Horsepool education centre throughout the year!

Tales that Help Us Learn

Tales that Help Us Learn

With a little practice, we can begin demystifying the hedgerow. To help us along this journey, we should not only use our sense of sight, others senses and even stories too.

The Value of Hedgelaying

The Value of Hedgelaying

While fundamentally hedgelaying is about building barriers, usefully containing land and sectioning off areas with livestock, they play a much larger role across the British countryside.