Foragers and Gatherers

I love foraging and gathering, whether it be mushrooms plums apples rosehips blackberries wild figs, Even sneakily shaking a forgotten Olive. Anyone want to share info!

Location: wanganui
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Latest Activity: Dec 28, 2018

Making Roadside apple pie for tea tonight. Huge big red ones not the type that you eat but great for cooking, have noticed an abundance of pears and peaches this Year.

I always wonder why people just don't grab them all up. They are totally delicious, amazing in Pies Jams, Cakes Chutneys and Jellies. plus a whole lot more.  Yet every Year there are heaps left all over his Country.

Would love a few favorite Blackberry Recipes Guys if you have any, as every Year I freeze them and hoard for Winter.

Great Site even has a recipe for Blackberry Chicken 


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Comment by jane zusters on May 17, 2014 at 9:43pm

just did heaps of roadside apple trees plus rose hips in central Otago. Have been juicing and made rose hip/apple jelly jam

Comment by Natalie Thomson on January 17, 2014 at 5:57pm

does anyone know any trees on side of road in southland?

Comment by Emily on April 9, 2013 at 7:20pm

Hey thanx Johanna! I will check it out!

Comment by Johanna Knox on April 9, 2013 at 9:49am

HI Emily - if you are on Facebook you could join the Manawatu Urban Foraging group. That is a mine of information.

Comment by Emily on April 9, 2013 at 8:20am

Hi guys, does anyone know if there are places in the Manawatu (preferably Palmerston North) where i could pick berries/fruit?

Comment by kathryn kneepkens on February 26, 2013 at 12:09pm

We live at Hautapu just out of Cambrige, If you want to come pick Blackberries.

Comment by Clare C on February 25, 2013 at 8:08pm

Hi everyone, does anyone know of anywhere I can safely(not sprayed) forage blackberries in the Hamilton area?

Comment by Ricardo Oscar Marques on December 12, 2012 at 11:08pm

Who is around here this days?

Comment by Lorraine Barnett on December 11, 2012 at 9:46am

Welcome and Merry Christmas Rick to all your family!!

We certainly do have Elderberry and stinging nettle. My neighbour has a back yard full of them our Red Admiral Butterfly lay there larvae on them (like Monarchs lay on Swan Plants) You will more thn likely find elderberry in flower over that way right now, unless of course it has flowered earlier than here which is the Rangitikei lower North Island. You'll find if youpost on ooooby for the area you are someone will advise their whereabouts.

Comment by Rick Peers on December 11, 2012 at 9:38am

Hi Just joined and emigrated with the family from the UK.  We used to forage quite a bit back home and wondered if you had Elderflower and stinging nettles her in NZ?  Great for wine / cordial and nettle beer.



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