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Forager Fergus Drennan explains where to find some seasonal free food this June: #food #sustainable #foraging #organic

Forager Fergus Drennan explains where to find some seasonal free food this June: #food #sustainable #foraging #organic

With summer finally upon us, those with gardens will be rolling their sleeves up, ready for the annual sprucing up session. But before you dump every weed in sight in the compost bin, contemplate the culinary possibilities of keeping them around. ‘There is lots of really good stuff that you could use that are common weeds,’ says professional forager, Fergus Drennan . ‘Familiarise yourself with the common garden weeds as many of them are edible and really nutritious.’ Seasonal weeds such as procumbent yellow sorrel are rich in vitamin C, while dandelion is packed with vitamin A and stinging nettles pack a serious protein punch. ‘Stinging nettle smoothies are fantastic,’ he adds. Check what you’re picking before you eat it though or you could be in for a nasty surprise. ‘The absolute strict rule is that you must be able to identify a plant 100 per cent and know it to be edib...

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