Foraging Events

Suffolk Market Events and Foragers Feast work together to deliver fabulous foraging workshops. Our Autumn workshops are almost all sold out and our Spring dates have just been confirmed and will go on sale very soon. Our foraging events really do provide a unique way of spending the day with true experts but spaces do get booked quickly so we suggest you reserve your space soon.

Upcoming events


Thu 19 Oct 2017

Spring is the time of vibrancy in nature when green plants burst into growth, packed full of vitamins and minerals, providing a tonic for the body after the cold dark days of winter. Our Spring Forage Days focus on the best wild vegetables and herbs including wild garlic, alexanders, hogweed,water cress, broom, cleavers, cow parsley and even the common nettle.

Join local chef Carl Shillingford and plantsman Matthew Rooney for a wonderful morning forage around the woods and heathland of Arger Fen and Tiger Hill and learn all about Nature’s Spring Larder before enjoying plenty of delicious tasters created using the foraged ingredients. 

Tickets cost £75 which include a full two hour guided forage followed by an hour long cooking demonstration (held in a local village hall approximately a seven minute drive away) when Carl turns the foraged finds into delicious lunchtime treats including the best wild salads, hedgerow pestos, spring soups and lots more. Every forager also receives a Goodie Bag complete with recipes, foraging calendars and a selection of wild food products including hedgerow pesto, wild soup and sour dough bread.

This really is a very special way to spend a Sunday and tickets make an ideal and unique Christmas or Birthday Gift. Tickets will be on sale from October 30th and can be booked directly through this page so please come back at the end of the month to get your tickets booked.

Spring Dates 2018

Sunday March 18th

Sunday April 8th

Sunday April 22nd

Sunday May 6th

Sunday May 20th


Sun 22 Oct 2017

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

You will spend the morning with foraging expert and trained chef, Carl Shillingford and expert botanist Matthew Rooney, who will lead the forage through ancient woodland near the village of Bures. After a full morning outdoors, you will head to the warmth and comfort of Lavenham Village Hall (Church Street, Lavenham CO10 9QT) where the award winning farmers market will be in full flow. An hour long cooking demonstration will take place upstairs, in a private room, using your foraged finds. There will be plenty of chances to feast on deliciously tasty samples and ask lots of questions before receiving a Goodie Bag filled with recipes, a foraging calendar, and a selection of wild food products including dried mushrooms, wild soup and sour dough bread. 

Tickets cost £75 (including booking fee, foraging, cooking demo and goodie bag) and we have a handful of spaces left. Dates may be transferable after booking but only with 6 weeks' notice.


Sun 5 Nov 2017

This is our last forage of 2017.

Join us to discover the variety of fungi; their shapes, colours, smells, textures and tastes and spend a full morning with foraging expert and Michel Roux trained chef, Carl Shillingford and expert botanist Matthew Rooney who will lead the forage through ancient woodland near the village of Bures, nestled in stunning Constable country. After foraging everyone will decamp to a cosy, award winning Suffolk pub  where you will be treated to a delicious range of tasters created, in front of your eyes, in Carl's field kitchen. 

The day ends with everyone receiving a fabulous Goodie Bag filled with recipes, a foraging calendar, and a selection of wild food products including dried mushrooms, wild soup and sour dough bread.

Tickets cost £75 (including booking fee). Dates may be transferable after booking but only with 6 weeks' notice.

The event is limited to 20 people and it is the last forage for 2017 so please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.