• Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification (Approved by SCDHEC and GADPH) - Apr 1-2, 2017

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    5 year mushroom foraging permit for South Carolina and Code 13 Approved States. This permit will allow for sale of wild foraged mushrooms in the State of South Carolina and Georgia. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 1 week ahead of the class.

    SESQUICENTENNIAL STATE PARK. 9564 Two Notch RD | Columbia, SC 29223
    The park is located on US Hwy 1 (Two Notch Road), 13 miles northeast of Columbia. It is 3 miles from Interstate 20 (Exit 74) and 1.5 miles from Interstate 77 (Exit 17)

    We will be using the retreat center at the Sesquicentennial State Park. This center features a fully equipped kitchen with cooking and eating utensils, so bring stuff to cook your food if you'd like.

    The center also includes dormitory-style rooms for up to 30 people. Attendees at overnight functions are responsible for furnishing their own bath and bed linens. The dorms are included in your price.

    Limited to 30 people, and no refunds will be available for this event.

    Taught personally by Tradd Cotter, authorized DHEC and GADPH Mushroom Hunting Instructor. This permit may be valid in other states that have adopted a Code 13 policy, your state will need to contact us to evaluate and approve this permit for your state’s food safety authority.

    According to state law, wild foraged mushrooms species must be individually inspected and found to be safe by an approved mushroom identification expert that:
    (A) Has met the requirements of knowledge and passed an exam and
    (B) Will harvest only those mushrooms species listed below:
    • Pink Chanterelles (Cantharellus cinnabarinus)
    • Golden Chanterelles (Cantharellus cibarius, C.lateritius, C. Appalachiensis)
    • Yellow Morel (Morchella esculenta)
    • Tulip Morel (Morchella deliciosa)
    • Black morel (Morchella elata)
    • Black Trumpet (Craterellus fallax)
    • Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
    • Wood Ears (Auricula auricularia, A. Fuscosuccinea)
    • Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus, L.cincinnatus, L.perscinus)
    • Beefsteak (Fistulina hepatica)
    • Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum)
    • Lions Mane or Pom Pom (Hericium erinaceus, H.ramosum)
    • White Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus, P. pulmonarius, P. populinus, P. floridanus)
    • Cauliflower (Sparassis crispa, S.herbstii, S.spathulata)
    • Maitake (Grifola frondosa)
    • Blewits (Clitocybe nuda)
    • Honey (Armillaria ostoyae, A.mellea, A.tabescens)
    • Blue Milky (Lactarius indigo)
    • Golden Milkies (Lactarius corrugis, L.volemus)
    • Pecan Truffle (Tuber lyonii)