Wild Food Walk and Lunch 2013

Our CSA members’ Annual Wild Food walk in the spring is becoming something of an institution here at The Oak Tree.

April and May are the traditional “Hungry Gap” when annual veg, the sort you normally eat, and what we grow at The Oak Tree, are scarce. By a wonderful coincidence this is just the time when wild green, perennial edible plants that grow all around us in the hedgerows, are plentiful!

If you missed the walk, here are the recipes for Nettle Soup, Hedge Garlic Soup and the Wild Leaf Salad on Joanne’s blog. The soups can be adapted for vegetarians by using veg stock and vegetable oil 🙂


Healthy Eating Starts at a young age at The Oak Tree!
The three chefs anticipating their wild food feast!
Hungry gap? What hungry gap?!
Mike wields his Alexander stalks…
Nettle and hedge garlic soup
A well earned rest for chef Lucy!