On 6th June 2013, Edible Essex took part in the sixth 'Essex Schools Food and Farming Day' at Writtle College.

Our exhibit on 'wild food identification' invited the children todiscover more about food that can be foraged in Essex and how it can beeaten.

3000 children from primary schools across Essex attendedthe fun and educational day, which aims to teach children about wheretheir food comes from, the role of farming and the importance of thecountryside.

Children were asked to correctly name pictures ofblackberries, nettles, rosehips and samphire and to work out where theycould be found growing.  They then got the chance to sample someblackberry jam, samphire, rosehip cordial and nettle pesto!

The exhibit was supported by Edible Essex's latest publication on 'Foraging for Wild Food' which can be downloaded from our website.