Time & Location
Aug 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location is TBD
About the event
🍄 Discover the Hidden Treasures of Minnesota's Forests: A Wild Mushroom Foray with Pizza Making in the Woods! 🍄
Join us for an unforgettable 4-hour adventure in the heart of Minnesota's lush forests, where we'll embark on a fascinating journey in search of summer mushrooms. Led by Mike Kempenich, owner of Gentleman Forager and esteemed past instructor at both the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin's wild mushroom identification certification classes, this hands-on learning experience promises to be an exceptional event for all nature enthusiasts.
🌿 What to Expect 🌿 Step into the enchanting world of wild mushrooms as Mike shares his expertise and passion for these natural wonders. During our foray, you'll learn how to positively identify a variety of Minnesota's most sought-after mushrooms (based on conditions), including the delectable chanterelles, numerous species of boletes, mysterious black trumpets, and the delightful hedgehog, among many others.
🍕 Live Pizza Making 🍕 But the adventure doesn't end with the foray! After our exhilarating mushroom hunt, we'll gather together in the picturesque woods for a unique live pizza-making session. Using the freshly foraged treasures as our delicious toppings, the Gentleman Forager staff will create mouthwatering pizzas right before your eyes. You'll be able to savor the flavors of the forest in each delectable slice, creating an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
⚠️ Nature's Mystery ⚠️ As every forager knows, nature is full of surprises, and there is never any guarantee of what we'll find. The level of success on our mushroom hunt is greatly influenced by rainfall and weather conditions. While we strive for an abundant harvest, it's essential to remember that Mother Nature holds the keys to her treasures. But fear not, even if we encounter fewer mushrooms than expected, the educational journey and live pizza-making experience will remain just as captivating and enjoyable.
🎓 Expert Guidance 🎓 Mike Kempenich's wealth of knowledge in wild mushroom identification is impressive. His engaging teaching style ensures that even beginners can grasp the intricacies of mushroom hunting. Whether we stumble upon a plethora of fungi or a modest assortment, Mike will provide valuable insights and make this experience an enriching one for all skill levels.
🌲 Location 🌲 The beauty of nature lies in its ever-changing landscapes, and we embrace this excitement by selecting the perfect location just two days prior to the event, based on weather conditions. Rest assured, the chosen location will be within a comfortable 2.5-hour drive from Minneapolis, making it convenient for all participants.
🎟️ Limited Tickets 🎟️ As this exclusive event is designed for a personalized experience, we have limited the number of tickets available. Early booking is highly recommended to secure your spot for this one-of-a-kind foray and live pizza-making adventure.
🧳 What to Bring 🧳 Prepare for an adventure in the wilderness! Don't forget to bring comfortable hiking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, a camera to capture the beauty of the forest, and a notepad to jot down your newfound knowledge.
🌟 Join Us! 🌟 Immerse yourself in the world of wild mushrooms and explore Minnesota's abundant natural treasures. This event promises an educational, exciting, and gastronomic day that will leave you with unforgettable memories and valuable skills to carry with you on future forays.
Book your tickets now and embark on a journey of discovery with Mike Kempenich. Get ready to be amazed by the wonders of Minnesota's summer mushrooms and embrace the mystery of what nature has in store for us!