Wild Mushroom Adventures


Mushroom Hunting with forageSF

Mushroom season is here! With the much needed rain the mushrooms are back!   The forayers have had beautiful guided hikes in the mountains and coasts of Pt Reyes and up at Salt Point, learning mushroom habitat and finding out which fungi are good enough to safely eat.  Chef favorites (think French Laundry, e.g.) candy cap mushrooms are showing a bit as well as tasty hedgehogs (maybe two types!), yellow foot chanterelles, and the delicious black trumpets too are just now poking up in a few spots along with species you’ll learn about that almost never appear in restaurants but are really good to eat.  Several of these fine edibles usually fruit through April, and Porcini are being found up the Sonoma Coast. Come join us!

Mushrooms are finally popping on the coast so we’ve added additional classes, both in Pt.Reyes and the Sonoma Coast with famed forager Patrick Hamilton (the Mycochef). With decades of experience, Patrick will coach you in safe foraging techniques, and hopefully send you home with some mushrooms.  These classes almost always sell out, so get your tickets soon.

Sierra Nevada Morel and Spring Porcini Adventures

After one of the longest winter dry spells on record the rains have finally come, and our fungi friends are finally awaking from their loamy slumber. Goodbye winter, hello morels and porcini!! Come along with us on one of our mushroom foraging expeditions this season in the amazingly beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in April, May, or June. We couldn’t imagine a better way to spend the afternoon than scouring the mountainside and rooting around the underbrush with expert mushroom forager Patrick Hamilton as he uncovers the secrets of how to find, identify, and cook mouthwatering morels, dreamy porcini and other tasty forageable treats. Bring a basket, and keep all the mushrooms you find!
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Pt. Reyes – 10AM:
Sunday April 6th, 2014 • Buy Tickets
Sunday April 13th, 2014 • Buy Tickets
Sunday April 20th, 2014 • Buy Tickets
Sierra Nevada – 10AM:
Sunday April 27th, 2014 • Buy Tickets
Saturday May 3rd, 2014 • Buy Tickets
Saturday May 10th, 2014 • Buy Tickets
Sunday May 18th, 2014 • Buy Tickets
Saturday May 24th, 2014 • Buy Tickets

Looking for a place to stay near the hunt: Westhaven Inn

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*Kindly note that we do not offer refunds for any of our classes, you are however, welcome to sell or gift your tickets. Also, as with all foraging, there is never any guarantee of finding mushrooms. What we do guarantee is that you’ll spend time with one of the most knowledgable foragers in the state, and learn the ins and outs of foraging in the woods, and leave with more than enough knowledge to jumpstart a lifetime of foraging.

*Please Note: California State Parks gate fees also apply; $8 per car, or $7 per car with senior.  Please carpool.  California State Parks supports equal access.  Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact (707) 548.5782.