|This is the blog of Jade Mellor. I have been a professional forager for eight years, collecting wild food from the beautiful hedgerows, woodlands and coast of West Wales. I pick what is seasonally abundant, with care and sensitivity, always leaving plenty to go to seed and for the birds.
I am inspired by the landscape, the changing seasons and the wild bounty of blossoms, leaves, fruits and seaweeds, which I use to create delicious and unique food.
I trade as Wild Pickings and attend farmers markets, food festivals and run wild food courses and cookery sessions from my beautiful woodland.
This blog is a way for me to keep a diary of my foraging journey, the things I pick and what I make.