In addition to supplying restaurants and grocery stores with mushrooms, fresh wild berries and spring and summer seasonal greens Chicago Mushroom Man also provides Guided Tours to the public. Of course kids are always welcome!
Generally groups of six to eight are on a tour, though special arrangements can be made and large tours have been made to great fun and success. Company outings, family gatherings or just a group of friends can specially reserve a tour, late last year the Natural Foods Store Meztisoy Market reserved a tour for 20 people. Of course individuals can join up a scheduled tour. Tours are generally in the Chicago Area extending to a 300 mile region from Chicago though special urban foraging tours can be lead, depending on the season.
Forays include coffee and muffins in the morning, a light lunch with fresh, homemade bread, and of course the main dish is always based on foraged ingredients. All tours are educational and geared to beginning and intermediate foragers. Depending on the size of the tour the forage can either be split between participants or held by the individual.
Keep checking back, foray schedules will be posted soon.
Fees vary, as do the forage and hunting grounds.
Beginning foragers please read my post “Your First Foray”
Contact robpoe (at) rocketmail.com for more information