A letter from Lisa
Orchardsnearme.com was founded after a long walk in the woods one Sunday afternoon. I truly believe that getting back to nature is important for the soul. I love finding and picking wild foods, so I put two and two together to connect food and adventure lovers from around the world.
The dream was to connect people from around the world with farms that needed help at harvest times.
Surprisingly, it turned out that people weren’t all that interested in holding my hand while they explored. Everyone wanted to do their own thing and learn about the wild plants around them. It is amazing meeting fellow foragers, wild food enthusiasts and explorers.
Initially my passion for foraging might have been clouded by my judgement of how Orchards Near Me was really doing but after awhile I think people got into the u-pick frame of mind and jumped on the picking band wagon.
Now we are focused on expansion and helping orchards around the world, but always keeping customer experience at the core of what we do.
We are building a team of adventurous, wild food lovers from around the world. These unique experiences connect us with nature, encourage learning and change perspectives. I’m so proud to get this idea off the ground and into the hands of the pickers.
I love to learn from fellow foragers and here feedback about our adventures, so don’t hesitate to contact me directly if you have any queries or would like a chat about your foodie adventures.