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Event Series Event Series: Morel Mushroom Foray and Lunch

Spore to Plate: Shiitake & Morel Adventure

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spore to Plate: Shiitake & Morel Adventure

Join us for a unique, one-of-a-kind experience with “From Spore to Plate: Shiitake & Morel Adventure” — a day dedicated to the art and joy of mushroom cultivation and foraging, followed by a gourmet culinary experience set in the heart of nature.

Event Date: Sunday May 5th Location: Stillwater, Minnesota Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Morning Session: Shiitake Mushroom Log Cultivation: Kick off the day with a hands-on shiitake mushroom cultivation workshop led by expert cultivator Mike Kempenich of Gentleman Forager. You’ll learn all about the fascinating world of fungi, focusing on the lifecycle of shiitake mushrooms and how to grow them on logs. This session is perfect for beginners and seasoned foragers alike, offering insights into selecting logs, inoculating them with shiitake spores, and the best practices for caring for your mushroom logs. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have your own inoculated log to take home and start your journey into mushroom cultivation.

Gourmet Lunch in the Forest: Enjoy a forest-inspired, morel centric, wood-fired pizza lunch to keep you energized for the adventure ahead.

Afternoon Foray: Morel Mushroom Hunting: The adventure continues with a guided foray into the forest in search of the elusive morel mushroom, known for its distinct taste and texture. Our experienced guides will share tips and tricks for identifying these coveted fungi, ensuring a safe and successful hunt. As we explore the woods, you’ll learn about the habitat and ecological role of morels, making the experience not only a hunt but a deep dive into the ecosystem.

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable outdoor clothing and sturdy walking shoes
  • A basket or bag for your morel finds
  • Water bottle and any personal necessities

Included in Your Ticket:

  • Expert-led cultivation workshop and foray
  • All materials for shiitake log inoculation
  • Gourmet forest lunch
  • Your very own inoculated shiitake log to take home

Spaces are limited to ensure a personalized and immersive experience. Reserve your spot now and embark on a journey from spore to plate, where you’ll connect with nature, learn the ancient art of mushroom cultivation and foraging, and indulge in the flavors of the forest.
We can’t wait to explore the woods and share this incredible experience with you!


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May 5
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Stillwater, Minnesota 55082


Gentleman Forager
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