Autumn is one of the best times for foraging runs, where you can head off around your city or up on the trails with a backpack and return laden with this season’s fantastic fruits.
From crab apples to the sweet, tart taste of an English apple, and from blackberries to figs, mushrooms to sloe berries, it is amazing what you can find once you look out for them. And that’s true whether you live in the city or the country.
In fact, a great resource to find things in London are the Fallen Fruit maps, created by Californian based artists, Fallen Fruit for the V&A exhibition, Food: Bigger than the Plate. These fantastic maps, include where to find mulberries on Fleet Street and Bitter Orange and Fig near Waterloo Bridge.
Obviously, not all fruits take kindly to being thrown around inside your backpack as you make your way home, but there’s plenty that do.
Have you ever foraged on a run and what’s been your biggest bounty?