Picking Blackberries in Ireland

Would you like to embark on a unique foraging experience in Ireland? Join the flying pickers for a day of blackberry picking and tour of the Irish countryside.

Picking Nettles for a Spring Health Boost

It is a common mistake to fear this tasty, nutrient packed plant. At one stage or another many of us will have been stung by a nettle but with a good pair of gloves and a scissors you can carefully pick fresh nettles during Springtime to enjoy a welcome boost of energy. WHERE TO FIND…

How to Reduce Fruit Waste: 5 Easy Tips

According to the UN approximately one third of the food produced for consumption is wasted every year. That’s a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes. Fruit and vegetables have the highest waste percentages. So how do we tackle this issue? Let’s think of ways that we can help to reduce the waste on a daily or weekly…

‘Tis the season for Wild Garlic

This is an easy find for the beginner picker. You will probably smell the garlic leaves before you see them. If you are like us then you will always be tempting to head for the mountains in Springtime. Blue skies, fresh air and sunshine are on the perfect ingredients for a nice walk in the…

The Flying Pickers eBrochure

Browse our eBrochure below to learn all about the Flying Pickers. This brochure will give you everything you need to get started on your next picking adventure. You will learn about our picking adventures and the reasons we believe in promoting a more sustainable lifestyle. It features: Conor’s Coastal Foraging in Ireland. Why you should…

Fruity Recipe: Homemade Blackberry Jam

What food warms your heart in winter? For us, there is nothing that compares to warm toast, creamy butter and fresh homemade blackberry jam. Toast is pretty simple if you have a toaster or grill. Here is a short and easy recipe for homemade jam to melt your heart. Blackberries are one of our favourite…

World’s Most Unusual Fruit Festivals

You don’t have to be a regular festival goer to sample the electric atmosphere and fun activities at fruit festivals. If you are hungry to learn about how fruit is enjoyed by different cultures than you may learn a thing or two at an annual berry fest.  Showcasing local chefs, food experts and gastronomic celebrations,…

Did you know that Nostradamus enjoyed making jam?

Prophecies and Jam, what a fantastic combination. Nostradamus was renowned as a prophet. He is most known for successfully predicting the French revolution, the World Wars, and the election of Donald Trump but he was also an apothecary and enjoyed making jam. His book ‘Traité des fardemens et confitures’ aka “Treatise on Make-Up and Jam” appeared in…

Fruits that spark Romance: 5 Natural Aphrodisiacs for Valentines

What fruits give you the most pleasure? All kinds of fruit have their benefits but some are said to enhance your sexual desire. Here at the Flying Pickers we are celebrating Valentines with our choice of delicious fruits to get your heart rate pumping. What better way to say I love you than with a…

Spring Foraging: What, When and Where

Foraging in Springtime is a fruitful experience. Grab your gloves, basket and flask and drive or walk to the nearest forest to search for the latest wild foods. Depending on where you are in the world your months of Spring will vary but for us, coming from the little Island of Ireland we begin to…

Foraging for Dandelions in Spring

Spring has arrived and February is the perfect time to forage for Dandelions. This common garden plant is often undervalued and underused.  Popping up in gardens, fields, forests and sidewalks, there is no easier plant to forage for in Springtime. A member of the sunflower family, this yellow headed plant is not just a colourful…

Homemade Banana Chips

This easy peasy recipe is perfect as a cheap and cheerful snack. If you are like me than you like spending time outdoors. I often bring nuts and fruit on my hiking expeditions but homemade banana chips are a great alternative. Providing a welcome boost of energy and a treat for your mountain adventures, let’s…