Mushroom Mountain Events

September 19, 2020
  • Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - South Carolina

    September 19, 2020  9:00 am - September 20, 2020  4:00 pm
    Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd. Easley, SC 29642

    For more information, and to sign up, please click here.

    This 5 year mushroom foraging permit meets the criteria required by the state health departments and formally approved for the foraging and selling of wild mushrooms in the following states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvannia, New York, Rhode Island. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 1 month ahead of the class.

    Limited to 50 people, and no refunds will be available for this event. We might be able to move you to another class in case of emergency.

    Where: Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd. Easley, SC 29642

    Accommodations: Click Here

    Mushroom Mountain first began in 1996, as a concept for a farm of the future. It wasn’t until 2005 when Tradd Cotter and Olga Katic met and began to develop the beginnings of what would become the coolest, privately owned mushroom research facilities. From humble beginnings, housing their laboratory in their two bedroom apartment closet in Boynton Beach, Florida, Olga and Tradd moved their operation to the Upstate South Carolina to begin the expansion that would now become a world class laboratory and research facility that occupies over 50,000 square feet of available space under roof for cultivation, mycoremediation, and medicinal research projects. The laboratory has been constructed to EPA and FDA standards and houses more than 200 species of fungi, most of them native isolates from the Eastern United States.

    The farm is becoming an ecotourism hotspot for everyone interested in learning about the amazing world of fungi, and is home to the best mushroom trail on the planet, with plans to dedicate outdoor space for fruiting displays of mushrooms and other fungi organized by genera and specific groups for visitors to examine, photograph, study, and admire.

    Mushroom Mountain is a company that focuses on the needs of the planet, developing food and systems for filtering water, creating prototypes for novel antibiotic discovery, isolating target specific myco-pesticides to replace chemical pesticides for problematic insects, and many other projects that use fungi to harmonize our coexistence with nature.

    When: SEPT 19-20, 2020, 9am-5pm

    Taught by Tradd Cotter, creator of the Wild Mushroom Safety Certification Course, and owner of Mushroom Mountain. 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 (Check the Approved Species List for your state’s allowed species) : 

    • Chanterelles (Cantharellus spp. Exception C. persicinus)
    • Blue chanterelle (Polyozellus multiplex)
    • Morels (Morchella spp.)
    • Black trumpet (Craterellus fallax)
    • Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
    • Wood ears (Auricularia spp.)
    • Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus spp. Exception L. persicinus)
    • Beefsteak (Fistulina hepatica)
    • Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum, H. albomagnum)
    • Lions mane / Pom Pom / Bearded tooth / Bear’s head (Hericium spp.)
    • Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp. Exception Pleurotus levis, P. dryinus)
    • Cauliflower (Sparassis spp.)
    • Maitake / Hen of the woods (Grifola frondosa)
    • Blewit (Lepista nuda)
    • Honey mushroom (Armillaria mellea, A. tabescens)
    • Blue milky (Lactarius indigo)
    • Golden and burgundy milkies (Lactarius corrugis, L.volemus, L. hygrophoroides)
    • Pecan truffle (Tuber spp.)
    • Puffballs (Lycoperdon spp., Calvatia spp.)
    • Bolete species: King bolete / Cep / Porcini (Boletus edulis, B. chippewaensis)
    • Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
    • Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma curtisii, G. tsugae, G. sessile)
    • Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor)
    • Matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare)
    • Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus)
    • Candycap mushroom (Lactarius rubidus, L. fragilis, L. camphoratus)
    • Saffron milky (Lactarius deliciosus)
    • Hawk’s wing (Sarcodon imbricatus)
    • Enoki (Flammulina velutipes)
    • Shrimp Russula (Russula xerampelina)
    • Umbrella Polypore (Cladomeris umbellata)
    • Green Quilted Russula (Russula virescens, Russula parvovirescens, Russula crustosa)

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  • Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - VIRGINIA

    September 19, 2020  9:00 am - September 20, 2020  4:00 pm
    Floyd EcoVillage, 188 EcoVillage Trail, Floyd, Va 24091

    For more information, and to sign up, please click here.

    This 5 year mushroom foraging permit meets the criteria required by the state health departments and formally approved for the foraging and selling of wild mushrooms in the following states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvannia, New York, Rhode Island. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 1 month ahead of the class.

    Limited to 50 people, and no refunds will be available for this event. 

    Where: Floyd EcoVillage, 188 EcoVillage Trail, Floyd, Va  24091. Cabins, camping and other accommodations are available. Please call 540-745-4434 to make a reservation ahead of time. http://floydecovillage.com

    When: SEPT 19-20, 2020: Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm

    Taught by Adam Fisher, authorized Mushroom Mountain Instructor. 

    Adam Fisher is native to North Carolina and has loved nature his whole life. This love led him into permaculture and biodynamic agriculture with a mission of healing the Earth. Out of this mission mushrooms have come to the forefront. He has been cultivating and foraging mushrooms for 10 years. He is certified to harvest wild mushrooms for resale in VA, NC, SC and GA. It is with deep gratitude that he is joining Mushroom Mountain to teach the wild harvesting course. He is primarily focused on increasing the availability of safely harvested wild mushrooms as well as raising awareness about perennial foods. In addition to mushrooms Adam enjoys keeping bees, fermenting food with a focus on perennial crops, alternative native foods and spices.

    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 (Check the Approved Species List for your state’s allowed species) : 

    • Chanterelles (Cantharellus spp. Exception C. persicinus)
    • Blue chanterelle (Polyozellus multiplex)
    • Morels (Morchella spp.)
    • Black trumpet (Craterellus fallax)
    • Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
    • Wood ears (Auricularia spp.)
    • Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus spp. Exception L. persicinus)
    • Beefsteak (Fistulina hepatica)
    • Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum, H. albomagnum)
    • Lions mane / Pom Pom / Bearded tooth / Bear’s head (Hericium spp.)
    • Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp. Exception Pleurotus levis, P. dryinus)
    • Cauliflower (Sparassis spp.)
    • Maitake / Hen of the woods (Grifola frondosa)
    • Blewit (Lepista nuda)
    • Honey mushroom (Armillaria mellea, A. tabescens)
    • Blue milky (Lactarius indigo)
    • Golden and burgundy milkies (Lactarius corrugis, L.volemus, L. hygrophoroides)
    • Pecan truffle (Tuber spp.)
    • Puffballs (Lycoperdon spp., Calvatia spp.)
    • Bolete species: King bolete / Cep / Porcini (Boletus edulis, B. chippewaensis)
    • Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
    • Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma curtisii, G. tsugae, G. sessile)
    • Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor)
    • Matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare)
    • Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus)
    • Candycap mushroom (Lactarius rubidus, L. fragilis, L. camphoratus)
    • Saffron milky (Lactarius deliciosus)
    • Hawk’s wing (Sarcodon imbricatus)
    • Enoki (Flammulina velutipes)
    • Shrimp Russula (Russula xerampelina)
    • Umbrella Polypore (Cladomeris umbellata)
    • Green Quilted Russula (Russula virescens, Russula parvovirescens, Russula crustosa)

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September 20, 2020
  • Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - South Carolina

    September 19, 2020  9:00 am - September 20, 2020  4:00 pm
    Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd. Easley, SC 29642

    For more information, and to sign up, please click here.

    This 5 year mushroom foraging permit meets the criteria required by the state health departments and formally approved for the foraging and selling of wild mushrooms in the following states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvannia, New York, Rhode Island. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 1 month ahead of the class.

    Limited to 50 people, and no refunds will be available for this event. We might be able to move you to another class in case of emergency.

    Where: Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd. Easley, SC 29642

    Accommodations: Click Here

    Mushroom Mountain first began in 1996, as a concept for a farm of the future. It wasn’t until 2005 when Tradd Cotter and Olga Katic met and began to develop the beginnings of what would become the coolest, privately owned mushroom research facilities. From humble beginnings, housing their laboratory in their two bedroom apartment closet in Boynton Beach, Florida, Olga and Tradd moved their operation to the Upstate South Carolina to begin the expansion that would now become a world class laboratory and research facility that occupies over 50,000 square feet of available space under roof for cultivation, mycoremediation, and medicinal research projects. The laboratory has been constructed to EPA and FDA standards and houses more than 200 species of fungi, most of them native isolates from the Eastern United States.

    The farm is becoming an ecotourism hotspot for everyone interested in learning about the amazing world of fungi, and is home to the best mushroom trail on the planet, with plans to dedicate outdoor space for fruiting displays of mushrooms and other fungi organized by genera and specific groups for visitors to examine, photograph, study, and admire.

    Mushroom Mountain is a company that focuses on the needs of the planet, developing food and systems for filtering water, creating prototypes for novel antibiotic discovery, isolating target specific myco-pesticides to replace chemical pesticides for problematic insects, and many other projects that use fungi to harmonize our coexistence with nature.

    When: SEPT 19-20, 2020, 9am-5pm

    Taught by Tradd Cotter, creator of the Wild Mushroom Safety Certification Course, and owner of Mushroom Mountain. 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 (Check the Approved Species List for your state’s allowed species) : 

    • Chanterelles (Cantharellus spp. Exception C. persicinus)
    • Blue chanterelle (Polyozellus multiplex)
    • Morels (Morchella spp.)
    • Black trumpet (Craterellus fallax)
    • Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
    • Wood ears (Auricularia spp.)
    • Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus spp. Exception L. persicinus)
    • Beefsteak (Fistulina hepatica)
    • Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum, H. albomagnum)
    • Lions mane / Pom Pom / Bearded tooth / Bear’s head (Hericium spp.)
    • Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp. Exception Pleurotus levis, P. dryinus)
    • Cauliflower (Sparassis spp.)
    • Maitake / Hen of the woods (Grifola frondosa)
    • Blewit (Lepista nuda)
    • Honey mushroom (Armillaria mellea, A. tabescens)
    • Blue milky (Lactarius indigo)
    • Golden and burgundy milkies (Lactarius corrugis, L.volemus, L. hygrophoroides)
    • Pecan truffle (Tuber spp.)
    • Puffballs (Lycoperdon spp., Calvatia spp.)
    • Bolete species: King bolete / Cep / Porcini (Boletus edulis, B. chippewaensis)
    • Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
    • Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma curtisii, G. tsugae, G. sessile)
    • Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor)
    • Matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare)
    • Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus)
    • Candycap mushroom (Lactarius rubidus, L. fragilis, L. camphoratus)
    • Saffron milky (Lactarius deliciosus)
    • Hawk’s wing (Sarcodon imbricatus)
    • Enoki (Flammulina velutipes)
    • Shrimp Russula (Russula xerampelina)
    • Umbrella Polypore (Cladomeris umbellata)
    • Green Quilted Russula (Russula virescens, Russula parvovirescens, Russula crustosa)

    See more details

  • Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - VIRGINIA

    September 19, 2020  9:00 am - September 20, 2020  4:00 pm
    Floyd EcoVillage, 188 EcoVillage Trail, Floyd, Va 24091

    For more information, and to sign up, please click here.

    This 5 year mushroom foraging permit meets the criteria required by the state health departments and formally approved for the foraging and selling of wild mushrooms in the following states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvannia, New York, Rhode Island. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 1 month ahead of the class.

    Limited to 50 people, and no refunds will be available for this event. 

    Where: Floyd EcoVillage, 188 EcoVillage Trail, Floyd, Va  24091. Cabins, camping and other accommodations are available. Please call 540-745-4434 to make a reservation ahead of time. http://floydecovillage.com

    When: SEPT 19-20, 2020: Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm

    Taught by Adam Fisher, authorized Mushroom Mountain Instructor. 

    Adam Fisher is native to North Carolina and has loved nature his whole life. This love led him into permaculture and biodynamic agriculture with a mission of healing the Earth. Out of this mission mushrooms have come to the forefront. He has been cultivating and foraging mushrooms for 10 years. He is certified to harvest wild mushrooms for resale in VA, NC, SC and GA. It is with deep gratitude that he is joining Mushroom Mountain to teach the wild harvesting course. He is primarily focused on increasing the availability of safely harvested wild mushrooms as well as raising awareness about perennial foods. In addition to mushrooms Adam enjoys keeping bees, fermenting food with a focus on perennial crops, alternative native foods and spices.

    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 (Check the Approved Species List for your state’s allowed species) : 

    • Chanterelles (Cantharellus spp. Exception C. persicinus)
    • Blue chanterelle (Polyozellus multiplex)
    • Morels (Morchella spp.)
    • Black trumpet (Craterellus fallax)
    • Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
    • Wood ears (Auricularia spp.)
    • Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus spp. Exception L. persicinus)
    • Beefsteak (Fistulina hepatica)
    • Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum, H. albomagnum)
    • Lions mane / Pom Pom / Bearded tooth / Bear’s head (Hericium spp.)
    • Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp. Exception Pleurotus levis, P. dryinus)
    • Cauliflower (Sparassis spp.)
    • Maitake / Hen of the woods (Grifola frondosa)
    • Blewit (Lepista nuda)
    • Honey mushroom (Armillaria mellea, A. tabescens)
    • Blue milky (Lactarius indigo)
    • Golden and burgundy milkies (Lactarius corrugis, L.volemus, L. hygrophoroides)
    • Pecan truffle (Tuber spp.)
    • Puffballs (Lycoperdon spp., Calvatia spp.)
    • Bolete species: King bolete / Cep / Porcini (Boletus edulis, B. chippewaensis)
    • Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
    • Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma curtisii, G. tsugae, G. sessile)
    • Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor)
    • Matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare)
    • Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus)
    • Candycap mushroom (Lactarius rubidus, L. fragilis, L. camphoratus)
    • Saffron milky (Lactarius deliciosus)
    • Hawk’s wing (Sarcodon imbricatus)
    • Enoki (Flammulina velutipes)
    • Shrimp Russula (Russula xerampelina)
    • Umbrella Polypore (Cladomeris umbellata)
    • Green Quilted Russula (Russula virescens, Russula parvovirescens, Russula crustosa)

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October 7, 2020
  • MM TOUR

    October 7, 2020  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd, Easley, SC 29642, USA

    Tours of Mushroom Mountain include an introduction to fungal ecology and life cycles, laboratory tour and research overviews, and the fruiting room. Many aspects of mushrooms, including medicinal properties, cooking, and mycoremediation to soil creation will be discussed along the way! Group visits, discounted reservations - contact us for open dates and times. An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!

    Please bring your confirmation with you as your ticket. Thank you, and see you at Mushroom Mountain. 

    https://mushroommountain.com/products/mushroom-mountain-farm-tour/

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October 10, 2020
  • All Day Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

    October 10, 2020  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd, Easley, SC 29642, USA

    9am-3pm - Our most popular day-long cultivation event with home cooked breakfast and lunch. Includes instruction, oyster fruiting kit and shiitake log to take home from hands-on activities (a $50 value). Taught personally by Tradd Cotter on-site at the Mushroom Mountain Farm in Easley, SC. Participants will learn fungal ecology and life cycles, while immersed in hands-on methods to cultivate mushrooms on logs, stumps, wood chips, and straw, designing mushroom gardens, and composting or recycling with fungi. Directions and more information will be mailed to you upon registration. Must register in advance. This workshop is limited to 30 people and typically sells out. Requests for waiting list possible if full and there is a cancellation.

    When: October 10, 2020 - 9am-3pm

    Where: Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd. Easley, SC 29642

    https://mushroommountain.com/products/all-day-mushroom-cultivation-workshop3/

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October 17, 2020
  • Cancelled - Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - Georgia

    October 17, 2020  9:00 am - October 18, 2020  4:00 pm
    Wahsega 4-H Center, 77 Clover Leaf Trail, Dahlonega, GA 30533

    For more information, and to sign up, please click here.

    This 5 year mushroom foraging permit meets the criteria required by the state health departments and formally approved for the foraging and selling of wild mushrooms in the following states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvannia, New York, Rhode Island. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 1 month ahead of the class.

    Limited to 40 people, and no refunds will be available for this event. We might be able to move you to another class in case of emergency.

    Where: Wahsega 4-H Center, 77 Clover Leaf Trail, Dahlonega, GA 30533

    Accomodations: Click Here

    Food: Please bring your own lunch

    Wahsega 4-H Center is one of five centers operated by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. We provide environmental and outdoor education opportunities during the school year and camping experiences to youth during the summer. Our programs enable youth to acquire relevant knowledge, develop significant life skills and form the appropriate attitudes they need to make intelligent decisions, solve problems and be responsible citizens.

    When: OCT 17-18, 2020, 9am-5pm

    Taught personally by Brian Hale, authorized Mushroom Mountain 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 (Check the Approved Species List for your state’s allowed species) : 

    • Chanterelles (Cantharellus spp. Exception C. persicinus)
    • Blue chanterelle (Polyozellus multiplex)
    • Morels (Morchella spp.)
    • Black trumpet (Craterellus fallax)
    • Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
    • Wood ears (Auricularia spp.)
    • Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus spp. Exception L. persicinus)
    • Beefsteak (Fistulina hepatica)
    • Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum, H. albomagnum)
    • Lions mane / Pom Pom / Bearded tooth / Bear’s head (Hericium spp.)
    • Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp. Exception Pleurotus levis, P. dryinus)
    • Cauliflower (Sparassis spp.)
    • Maitake / Hen of the woods (Grifola frondosa)
    • Blewit (Lepista nuda)
    • Honey mushroom (Armillaria mellea, A. tabescens)
    • Blue milky (Lactarius indigo)
    • Golden and burgundy milkies (Lactarius corrugis, L.volemus, L. hygrophoroides)
    • Pecan truffle (Tuber spp.)
    • Puffballs (Lycoperdon spp., Calvatia spp.)
    • Bolete species: King bolete / Cep / Porcini (Boletus edulis, B. chippewaensis)
    • Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
    • Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma curtisii, G. tsugae, G. sessile)
    • Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor)
    • Matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare)
    • Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus)
    • Candycap mushroom (Lactarius rubidus, L. fragilis, L. camphoratus)
    • Saffron milky (Lactarius deliciosus)
    • Hawk’s wing (Sarcodon imbricatus)
    • Enoki (Flammulina velutipes)
    • Shrimp Russula (Russula xerampelina)
    • Umbrella Polypore (Cladomeris umbellata)
    • Green Quilted Russula (Russula virescens, Russula parvovirescens, Russula crustosa)

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