Jane Fairman forages for food in the downland countryside surrounding Lewes, creating seasonal cordials, jams, preserves and fruit cheeses. Jane invited me to join her on a foraging trip, which ended up being one of those last days in September that still feel like the middle of summer. We wandered along the river as Jane picked bright red hawthorns and her little daughter helped collect them in a wicker basket. My second foraging trip, for the Market Year project, was on a bitter March afternoon with a bit of snow left on the ground and more snow falling from the sky. We tramped through the muddy ground to a magical disused railway bed covered in wild garlic. Here is a blog post about the trip.