The William Harris Homestead is hosting a “Wild About Mushroom” foray between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. The mushroom foray will be led by Andrew Minnick of Authentic Primitive Living.
“The foray will take a very slow paced roam through the forest, no more than a mile of total hiking, stopping frequently to address our findings. Our main quarry will be the Golden Chanterelles, but there will be dozens of interesting species to see and learn about! Guides will be available after the foray to chat about your finds. It’s sure to be a fun(gus) day!” the William Harris Homestead wrote in the press release. “Chanterelles are probably the most well known wild mushrooms. They’re sought after by chefs and foodies due to their delicate flavor, which some describe as “mildly peppery.” Chanterelles bake well and retain their flavor after long cooking. Eggs, chicken, pork, and veal harmonize beautifully with them. Andrew enjoys a simple approach, he likes to fry his up in butter with a touch of olive or sunflower oil adding a dash of salt when they’re starting to get crispy on the edges.”
Admission cost for this foray $10 (all ages). Advanced tickets are suggested, but limited quantities will be available at the gate. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mad-about-mushrooms-foray-tickets-112506694552
**Closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing are recommended for the foray. Guests are encouraged to bring a basket (paper bags will be available), notebook, and a small pocket knife or scissors.
The log house and grounds are open to the public, from 10:00-2:00, for tours that day as well. Visit www.harrishomestead.com for tour and ticket information.
In keeping with the CDC and Governor Kemp’s recommendations, we highly suggest wearing a mask and practicing proper social distancing whilst on the mushroom foray and visiting the WHHM&EC