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In our Foraging guides we show you how to forage, especially along the coastline, for a really accessible and rewarding way to obtain high quality, fresher food than what’s typically available in the supermarkets, all at significantly lower cost.

crawfish tails, a lobster, sea urchin (kina), bass

Foraging FAQs

What is the meaning of foraging?

Foraging refers to the activity of searching for and collecting food resources in the wild. Modern foraging connects people with nature, and is popular both as a hobby and a sustainable way to gather food, emphasising the use of local and natural resources.

What is a forager?

A forager is someone who actively searches for and collects wild food resources from natural environments, including coastlines, forests, and fields, focusing on sustainable and ethical harvesting practices of plants, fungi, shellfish and more.

Why should I go foraging?

Foraging offers an easy and practical alternative to manage soaring food prices, allowing you to gather fresh, natural food for free. It enables you to avoid commercially grown produce that often contains growth hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics, promoting a healthier diet and a sustainable lifestyle.

What is coastal foraging?

Coastal foraging is searching and collecting food such as crustaceans and mollusks from along the coastline, either on the shore, sea bed or shallow waters.

What are crustaceans?

By definition, they are aquatic animals with a hard exoskeleton, jointed limbs, and two pairs of antennae. Crustaceans you can forage include crabs, lobsters, crayfish, and shrimp.

What are mollusks?

They are creatures typically with a shell. Mollusks you can forage include clams, oysters, mussels, scallops, and snails.