First Mushroom Foraging Course 2018

Had great day taking a lovely group of people around Tiger Hill. Lots of mushrooms out at the moment, boletes, brittle gills, parasols, grisetes, blushers but the best find yesterday was the hen in the woods.

Hen in the Woods
Hen in the woods photo op

If you would like to join me, there are still some places on our Mushroom Foraging Courses later this autumn. Just follow the link to book your place. https://www.mushroomtable.com/foraging-courses/

Foraging is not just for the day, it’s for the rest of your life.

Foragers Feast Mushroom Foraging dates

Booking for our mushroom foraging courses are on the Mushroom Table online shop Foraging page. Held at Tiger Hill, a Local Nature Reserve, in the beautiful tranquility of deepest Suffolk. With over 250 species recorded at Tiger Hill, if you want to get to grips with the world of fungi, this is the course for you. From exquisite edibles and miraculous medicines to terrible toxics, the wide variety of fungi is there to discover.

Foraging Courses

Mushroom Foraging dates 2017

The dates for this autumns Mushroom Foraging courses are now on our page http://wp.me/P7neDj-ag and you can book places by following the link to Suffolk Market Events – Foragers Feast on Fatsoma

Picking first Reishi of 2016

Started picking the first of this years crop of reishi today. Always a very beautiful mushroom. The latin name is Ganoderma lucidum. Ganoderma means shiny skin and lucidum means bright. As you can see from the picture it lives up to its name.

Reishi commonly known as the mushroom of immortality has been revered for their medicinal properties for thousands of years. In traditional Chinese medicine they are regarded as cure all and have been shown to have beneficial effects on immune dysfunction, sugar regulation, liver ailments, fatigue and more. The Chinese name is Ling Zhi.

We will be harvesting reishi over the next few months, it is a slow growing. The next step is to dry them and then they should be ready for our farmers markets from August onwards.

Wild Garlic Foraging Workshop

Just over a week left before our last Wild Garlic Foraging Workshop for this year. It’s on Sunday 15th May. We’ll be exploring the delights of Suffolk Wildlife Trusts Arger Fen Reserve before heading into the wild garlic and finish off with Carl creating the finest wild food dishes from our days foraging. Anger fen has spectacular bluebells too, which will be in full bloom. You can book your place on the Mushroom Table Shop.

Wild Garlic (1)