Fat Hen has been chosen as one of the top ten best foraging courses in the UK by Countryfile.
And was chosen by the Telegraph as one of the best sustainable living courses in the UK.
Fat Hen is also a very common edible plant. Not a lot of people know that. Most assume the business was named after the poultry variety and then wonder what on earth chickens have to do with wild food?!
So, now you know. Fat Hen was once an important staple crop 2000 years ago, with the leaves being used like spinach and the seeds providing a nutritious grain. It is still cultivated in northern regions of India but treated like a weed nearly everywhere else.
It could be such a great resource, is highly nutritious and makes an interesting alternative to spinach. Whole fields of fat hen grow around here after the potato harvest. Sadly, it is mostly sprayed off with herbicide and treated as a nuisance.
Read more about Fat Hen here.