The islanders were “foraging” for food thousands of years before it became cool at expensive restaurants in Copenhagen and Manhattan. Although it might more resemble what the English know as “scrumping” (ie, larceny) near managed orchards, Skopelos teems with an over-abundance of fruits. The cycles of both oranges and lemons keeps them in fruit through the year, even in mid-winter, although another abundant fruit, the pomegranate, only ripens around Christmas, when it features in New Year festivities and is also associated with the myth of Persephone. The fig also long ago hopped the orchard wall to join apples, peaches, pears, nuts and berries in nature’s snack bar laid out along island lanes and paths.