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Autumn is a plentiful time in the hedgerows of Surrey – local food at its best. It’s wonderful to see the berries and hips and it’s perhaps a shame that so much of Mother Nature’s bounty goes to waste, although it is important that plenty remains for the local animal and bird population. While wild blackberries are recognised by most people, another dark coloured berry that lurks in the hedgerows often goes unnoticed – or unrecognised. This is the sloe berry, and Surrey has many of these little gems if you know where to look. We have never seen them in local food shops, but if you hear of any, why not contact us?