The time to gather hazelnuts is when they're just ripe, before the squirrels get to them. Unfortunately, such a time is mythical, as the squirrels get going well before the nuts are ripe.
It's been windy recently, so many nuts are on the ground already, together with the broken shells that indicate the squirrels have been active. This year, in order to get any nuts at all, I'm in there with the squirrels, gathering the unripe nuts. They're small, white and moist, but delicious nonetheless. Some I ate as they were, some I crushed and added to biscuits. It would be nice one day to gather some ripe hazelnuts but in the meantime, these are pretty good.
Common yellow brittlegill
Potatoes - the rest of the harvest
Crab apples (mostly windfalls, for jellies)
Rowan berries (used in both jelly and for wine)
Blackberries (in jelly and cordial)
Elderflower champagne - last bottle, to accompany wild mushroom risotto. An appropriate way to mark the transition from summer to autumn.
Foraged food challenge summary page here.