Food Safari hosts a detailed programme of butchery workshops, wild food forays, fishing trips, cookery courses and visits to artisan producers from bakers and brewers to cheese makers and smokehouses. There are full and half day workshops available to choose from: tours: evening demonstrations and talks. Participants will try new skills, enjoy fantastic food and drink and be inspired by the passion and knowledge of the farmers, foragers, fishermen, butchers and bakers who lead each Food Safari.
Food Safari gives each participant a fresh perspective on the food we eat. They run a year round programme of cookery courses, butchery workshops and behind-the-scenes tours that are all about discovering more about where food comes from. Many of the days are quite literally; field to fork or sea to plate: guests visit a farm, learn some butchery, cook the food and then enjoy a feast.
The Food Safari behind-the-scenes tours are not normally open to the public. Guests can visit farms, smokehouses, artisan bakeries and butcheries where they will get hands-on and learn something new whether it’s shucking oysters: boning partridge: identifying edible mushrooms or nurturing sourdough bread.
Food Safari courses and events run in Suffolk throughout the year from mushroom foraging in the autumn: game butchery and cookery in the winter: wild food foraging in the spring or off-shore fishing.
The Summer-Autumn itinerary includes the following events:
- Sunday 17th June Home Bread in a Day
- Friday 22nd June Evening Butchery Workshop (Lamb)
- Friday 22 June Peter Harrison Pop-Up Restaurant
- Saturday 23rd June Beer Safari
- Saturday 23rd June Urban Foraging in a Day (London)
- Saturday 30 th June Seafood in a Day
- Saturday 7th-Sunday 8th Raw Food Weekend
- Saturday 21st July Preserving Summer in a day
- Sunday 22nd July Artisan Bread in a Day
- Saturday 28th July Children’s Food Safari
- Saturday 15th September Wild Food in a Day
- Saturday 15 th September Urban Foraging (London)
- 22nd & 23rd September Whole Pig Weekend
- Fri 5th October Peter Harrison Pop-Up restaurant
- Saturday 6th October Catch and Cook
- Saturday 6th October Mushrooms in a Day
- Sunday 14th October Free Range Pig in a Day
- Friday 19th October Evening Butchery Workshop (Lamb)
- Saturday 20th October Mushrooms in a Day
- Saturday 27th October Home Bread in a Day
- Friday 2nd November Evening Butchery Workshop (Pork)
- Saturday 3rd November Suffolk Hams Tour
- Saturday 10th November Smoke House Tour
- Sat 17th November Wild Meat in a Day
- Friday 23rd November Artisan Bakery Tour
- Saturday 24th November Artisan Bread in a Day
- Friday 30th November 3 Bird Roast Workshop
- Saturday 1st December Festive Baking in a Day
- Sunday 2nd December Wild Meat in a Day
- Friday 7th December Peter Harrison Pop-Up restaurant
Additional information Children’s Food Safari – 28th July
This unique half day event gives children a taste of Food Safari where they will visit Food Safari HQ and take a tour of the small holding. Children will have the chance to feed the pigs, collect eggs from the hens, see the bee hives, milk a Jersey cow and pick salad from the vegetable garden.
The course is all about giving children the chance to find out more about where food comes from. Food Safari will show the children how to make sausages using their own pork and make meringues with the eggs they have collected. Children will pick salad from the garden or wild herbs to make salad for lunch and plant some seeds to nurture at home.
The session will culminate in a feast, prepared with the children’s help and shared with the adults.
All the family will leave inspired to try something new at home whether that is growing a few salad leaves on the windowsill, making their own burgers or even keeping a few hens.
Suitable for children aged 6 – 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The ticket price includes lunch for one accompanying adult, additional adults can book separately.
The content of the day will vary slightly with the seasons.
Food Safari HQ, Brick Kiln Barn, Sibton, Saxmundham, Suffolk
28 July 2012, 10:00 AM
28 October 2012, 10:00 AM
£45 child (includes one adult)
£85 two children (includes one adult) £125 three children (includes one adult)
For more information, visit www.foodsafari.co.uk
Polly Robinson is the founder of Food Safari. Polly is passionate about food in the simplest sense – valuing the food that we eat, understanding where it comes from and reconnecting with its source – farms, farmers, fishermen and artisan producers.
The inspiration for Food Safari comes from Polly’s aunt and uncle who have an organic hill farm, Bryn Cocyn in North Wales. From them Polly has learned to appreciate what goes into producing food. The moment Polly’s aunt made her think about how much grass goes into producing a pack of butter, was a turning point!
Polly started Food Safari in 2009 and now has a packed programme of events taking visitors out into the countryside visiting farms, going wild food foraging, off-shore fishing or behind the scenes with artisan producers. Most of the courses are for adults, but there are also some short days for families.