You will be taken on a memorable wild mushroom foraging adventure! 1. It's all about LOCATION. I chose the area that is truly one of a kind when it comes to the variety: basically all of the groups of wild fungus can be found-a mushroom heaven, really! Please, note: Mother Nature rules when it comes to the seasons and can be unpredictable. While, I chose the most suitable location- I do not guarantee the presence of all mushroom groups. 2. Forest WANDERING. You will join me on a "treasure" mushroom hunt in the woods. This is not about hiking- it's about "scanning" for the right goodies. 3. Collecting and identifying the incredible edibles: safety, look alikes, proper picking, cleaning, handling and mushroom hunting ethic. 4. Mushroom GOURMET. Back at the "kitchen" van- you can get a real taste of the fruit of your labour, while helping and watching me prepare the most delicious, yet simple recipe using the mushrooms of your choice or what was in the baskets. For some of you, who have never tried wild mushrooms - warning: eating these delicacies might get you into a mushroom ecstasy and can be addictive:)
Growing up in Ukraine, I spent summers in a village, where my uncle, a forest warden, had taught me all about wild food foraging. I am not sure which part I enjoy the most: wandering around the woods, smelling the fresh forest air after the rain or actual foraging. Whatever it is- it's a true passion, bringing such joy into my life that one can consider it an addiction. Soaked wet, bushwhacking through the thick debri of the fallen decaying trees,cold and tired, dragging a heavy basket full of precious cargo- I can not describe to a full extend the pure ecstasy this activity brings me.
Wild Mushroom Dinner
The area is quite special when it comes to foraging wild edibles. Hanging Lake is off most people's radar despite being less than 1 km away from the prominent Rainbow Mountain and Rainbow Lake. It offers wide variety of different plants, berries and mushrooms. And because its tucked away and not as frequently visited- the foraging for mushrooms here never disappoints. It is a Bear country, so please, come prepared.
最多可有10位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 Guests should be in overall good physical health, wearing appropriate clothing and expect to get wet. No allergies to food or plants.
The foraging will be off the trail, in at times dense forest- real bushwacking, therefore do not wear fancy expensive hiking gear, rather something old fashion and sturdy would suit better.
Wild about mushrooms