Getting to know the Hen of the Woods mushroom in WNC

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Triple Creeks Convergence

316 Murphy branch

Burnsville , NC 28714

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Come learn how to ID, handle, and process one of our most prized wild edibles, the Hen of the Woods Mushroom.

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Hen of the Woods (also know as the Maitake mushroom) is a prized edible as well as a powerful medicinal mushroom. They are among the biggest mushrooms known, sometimes weighing in at over 50 lbs! Smaller specimens are fairly common in WNC. If you visit a forest regularly then you likely pass at least a few trees that host this prized mushroom.

Whether you’re a weekend hiker, animal hunter, landowner, foodie, or just someone that appreciates the beauty and blessings of nature, everyone can benefit from getting to know the Hen of the Woods mushroom!

As a professional forager I have spent thousands of hours and countless calories in pursuit of hens. In this three hour class I will share the secrets that I have uncovered about how to locate and handle these discreet creatures in our region.

We will walk through the woods and observe what to look for in identifying potential host trees and their preferred environments.

We will cover how to confidently identify Hen of the Woods and it’s look-alikes. As well as the proper harvest techniques. You will learn how to judge the age of the mushroom, so that upon finding your own, you will know wether it’s best to let it grow, harvest it, or leave it behind. We’ll also cover how to best way to handle, store, prepare, and preserve this amazing delicacy.

At the end the of the class there will be a short cooking demonstration and tasting. I will have a couple of special dishes prepared that showcase hens, for everyone to try.

This class is limited to 12 attendants.

We’ll mostly be in a covered space so it will go on rain or shine!

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Triple Creeks Convergence

316 Murphy branch

Burnsville , NC 28714

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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