This promises to be a lovely course – a saunter through the Stansted Woods while you chat about general foraging, then a quick gather of sloes round the sloe bushes. Weather permitting, we’ll have a picnic in the woods at a beautiful location before returning to the farm shop where you prepare your haul and get bottling.

sloe berriesYou get to take home a lovely bottle of sloe gin which should be ready for sampling on Christmas Eve – if you can wait that long.

This will involve walking several miles along footpaths, so please come with good walking boots and a coat. The price is £49 which includes your picnic lunch, a labelled bottle, the gin and all ingredients.

The course is run by Christine from the Hedgerow Apothecary who can impart her wisdom on lots of healthy hedgerow brews, jams, vinegars, syrups and cordials.