Dates for Fall Forays

Laetiporus cincinnatus (Photo Thomas Westgard)

(Photo Thomas Westgard)

We’re setting dates for fall forays, and will update as soon as we have dates and times:

Each session will include a light lunch and snacks. Bring a cooler or cooler bag to keep you mushrooms cool while traveling.

Either August 30 or 31 – Afternoon foraging for mushrooms and berries partnered with a liqueur making session at Meztisoy Market in Pilsen (the hold up is reserving the room for the evening session). Attendees will be able to take home fruit liqueur and sample last years. Beginner experience level – Chicago Area Far South.

Either September 13/14th Mushroom foray and wild medicinal plants (with Chris Mayor of Chicago Wilderness School) afterward a session on tincture making, Beginner skill level. Chicago Area North.

Either September 27th or 28th will be a mushrooms foray/wild plant foray with a cooking demonstration (wild food meal with bread baking?) and meal at Meztisoy. Beginner/intermediate skill level. Chicago Area TBA.

In early October we may have an overnight, camping in Brown County Indiana. This will be an all day Saturday foraging trip, Open fire cooking, the farm raises organic chickens, pigs and the location of our mushroom logs. It’s directly across the street from Yellow Wood State Forest and a 10 minute drive from Brown County State Forest in Nashville, Indiana. Bonfire Saturday night, camping, then Sunday we’ll breakfast together, and hit the woods again before lunch and cook a community lunch before heading back to Chicago. Intermediate/experienced skill level.

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2 thoughts on “Dates for Fall Forays

    • Hi,

      There will be a guided foray locally on Sunday the 19th of October. We meet at Meztisoy Market at 10 AM, and travel north to a set of woods for a three hour educational foray, and then a one hour lunch and mushroom identification.

      We may then decide to travel to another set of woods, and take a shorter walk, with an informal identification session.

      The fee of $65 per person covers a light lunch and snacks. This is a children friendly foray.

      This foray is designed for beginning mushroom hunters and will cover common edible mushrooms, tree identification and best practices.

      Please read https://chicagomushroomman.wordpress.com/your-first-foray/ regardless of your skill level.

      On Friday October 24th we will meet in Brown County Indiana, to camp on private property near Nashville – the small scale organic animal farm is on 12 acres, very close to two Indiana State Parks.

      We meet up on Friday for light snacks and tent set-up, and on Saturday we have a morning and afternoon foray scheduled, as well as sessions on live animal butchering, medicinal mushrooms and mushroom cultivation and herbal tincture making and enheogenic mushrooms. Sunday we head out again and spend about four hours in the woods.

      Three gourmet meals for Saturday and Sunday morning snacks, as well as a Sunday Brunch feast are scheduled, as well as Saturday music and bonfire snacks. We’ll be breaking out some of our summer liqueurs, hard cider and other goodies to toast around the bonfire.

      The meals are all natural with mainly organic meats, raised right on the farm, most ingredients are local, and organically raised, and chef prepared.

      The fee for this intermediate/experienced foray is $275.00 per person and includes all camping fees, meals, and all workshop sessions. facilities are primitive, though a two room cabin is on site for emergencies. Local motel lodging is available.

      The three foraging session are available individually for locals, and each session is $45.00.

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