Finally some rain, and time to get out to the woods!
There are currently two guided forays planned, September 19th and the 27th. Both car pool from Carnivore Meats and Seafood – 1042 Pleasant Street, Oak Park – at 10:00 am (ish) and return for a communal meal with our finds around 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
Both are designed for the beginning mushroom and plant forager, concentrating on local, easily identified, edible species that don’t have poisonous look-a-likes. Forays are for educational purposes so you’ll have a fuller understanding of mushroom species, biomes, fungi interrelation with tree and plant partnerships.
Forays are relaxed and fun, family friendly and designed so you’ll be able to walk away with enough knowledge to add to your next meal after a good walk in the woods.
Species fruiting right now – Maitake (Hen of the Woods), Chicken of the Woods, Enoki, Oyster, Entoloma, Shrimp Entoloma, Honey Mushroom, Lion’s Mane (and other Hericium) Puffballs, Blewits, Boletes, Resinous Polypore, Berkeley’s polypore, Cauliflower Mushroom, Beefsteak, Reishi and so many other fine mushrooms!
As well as; American Ginger, Lamb’s Quarter, Ramp bulbs, Wild Grapes, Hazelnuts, Hickory, Black Walnuts, Wild Pecan and so much more!
Reserve your slot by calling 708.660.1100
Course fee is $40.00 per person, or $75.00 per couple. Includes forage driven, chef cooked meal.