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Wild Mushroom Foraging Workshop

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Hampton Forest Picnic Area

Hampton, NSW 2790

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Come along and enjoy a magical guided foraging tour through the conifor pine forest in Hampton NSW. Learn how to safely identify and forage for wild edible Saffron Milk Cap mushrooms- Lactarius Deliciousus

Some of the earliest know illustrations of fungi are the representations of Lactarius deliciousus in the frescoes of Herculaneum and Pompeii. In Germany it is regarded by some as the best of all edible fungi. In china it is gathered and eaten on a large scale, and it is one of the officially recognised edible species sold in French markets. Always found growing under conifers, it is often buried by pine needles. In favourable seasons a giant can form, 10 – 30cm broad, can be often found. Prized in Europe, coveted by top Sydney restaurants, these wild mushrooms are yours for the picking—absolutely free.

If you are a novice, it is strongly advised that you forage with an experienced mushroomer and obtain in-the-field guidance.

This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to safley identify and forage for wild Saffron Milk Cap Mushrooms, enabling you to return season after season and forage for these delicious,free edibles.

You will also learn how to cook, pickle and preserve your harvest during a demonstration on the day and will receive a handout containing step by step instructions and recipes.

A BBQ lunch will be provided, during which time we will cook up some of our foraged mushrooms. (Please email hawkesburyveggiebarter@gmail.com if you have special dietary requirement, after you have purchased your ticket. We will gladly accomodate your needs).

Please bring a small, sharp knife to cut your mushrooms from the stem when picking and a basket/box to collect your mushrooms in.

It is recommended to wear fully inclosed shoes (gumboots are best!) and long pants. It is not uncommon to incounter leaches in the forest. As it can get quite cold in the forest it is also best to wear warm clothing and bring a jacket.

Inclusions:

• Guided foraging tour and hands on demonstrations on locating, identifying and picking wild Saffron Milk Cap Mushrooms

• Cooking, Pickling and Preserving wild Saffron Milk Cap Mushroom demonstration

• BBQ Lunch

• Information handout including recipes and Preserving instructions

• If coach service ticket selected- Coach transfer to and from the forest. (Pick up from McDonald's Mcgraths Hill 2756 8:15am and return to McDonald's Mcgraths Hill 2756 approx 5:30pm) Children will be required to pay full ticket price if traveling on the coach service. Car and booster seats can be provided on prior request (please email hawkesburyveggiebarter@gmail.com to arrange).

Children under 2 are free if coming with a Self driving adult.

Children under 16 are $5 which covers the cost of their lunch on the day.

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Hampton Forest Picnic Area

Hampton, NSW 2790

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