Wild Mushroom Adventures

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Join resident expert and chef Patrick Hamilton on a wild mushroom hunt. This guy knows his stuff! With over 40 years of mushroom hunting experience, he'll help you find mushrooms, make sure you're picking the right ones, and teach you the best methods for cooking them. These classes are great for both the beginner and veteran forager.

Dates:  Click the links above for current dates. These classes run throughout the rainy season and are generally scheduled two weekends per month.

Cost: $90 per person, plus booking fee

Duration: 3-4 hours (9:45am - 2pm) 

Please note that Mushroom Hunts will go on RAIN or SHINE! Please plan on bringing rain gear/appropriate apparel. A full list of required and optional supplies will be emailed to you with our booking confirmation.

Dates: These classes are running now and are scheduled for most weekends through the winter and early spring. 
Cost: $90 per person, plus booking fee
Location: Inverness or the Sonoma Coast, depending on class (exact location will be specified in confirmation email)
Duration: 3-4 hours

What do expect:

With a meeting site in either Inverness or the Sonoma Coast, this class will help you gain better insight into the wild foods all around you. Patrick will begin by discussing the mushrooms you’re likely to find, as well as the techniques for getting the most out of your forage. After that, you’ll hunt on your own for a bit, meeting up periodically with Patrick to identify your finds, pick out what’s edible, and discuss what’s not.

These aren’t strenuous hikes, but we recommend you be in moderate shape to enjoy the experience. The amount of edible mushrooms you take home depends on the current weather and conditions, so it’s hard to estimate the length of your specific class. We’ve had people take home many pounds of chanterelles, and people come home empty handed. What we can guarantee is a fun experience where you’ll learn enough to get out on your own the next time!

Note from Patrick: For the greatest variety of  mushroom species, the "Sonoma Coast" events are the best choice.

 

Wild Mushroom Foraging Adventure on Sonoma's Coast

About This Activity

Meet in Jenner for a class on mushroom habitats and edible fungi. Afterwards, everyone will have an opportunity to go out and hunt for mushrooms! 

 

Marin Coast Mushroom Foraging Adventure

About This Activity

Meet in Inverness for a class on mushroom habitats and edible fungi. Afterwards, everyone will have an opportunity to go out and hunt for mushrooms!



By booking, you are accepting the terms in the release form linked below:

ForageSF Release Form

*Kindly note that we do not offer refunds for our classes but you're welcome to sell or gift your tickets to a friend (and just imagine how excited they'll be!).

*Please Note: California State Parks gate fees may also apply depending on location; $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.