Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - Georgia - March 28-29, 2020

$350.00

5 year mushroom foraging permit for SC, GA and NC, VA, PA, NY. This permit will allow for sale of wild foraged mushrooms. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 1 month ahead of the class. 

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

Georgia International Horse Park - Conyers, Georgia
9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday

The Georgia International Horse Park, open year-round, hosts events nearly every day of the year. From equestrian and mountain biking events, the Georgia International Horse Park has grown to include concerts, fairs, festivals, obstacle course races, rodeos, dog shows, corporate outings and much more. With the Arnold Palmer designed Cherokee Run Golf Club at the Park and a hotel offering comfortable suites, the GIHP continues to live up to its motto of "Groomed for Greatness." 

In addition, the Park includes a 173-acre nature preserve called the Big Haynes Creek Nature Center and an apartment complex called Keswick Village. The Nature Center offers guests a canoe launch, observation pavilion overlooking the wetlands, nature trails and discover stations allowing visitors to learn about natural plant and wildlife. 

Event promoters like to bring their events to the GIHP because of its location and amenities. A show can only be successful if the participants have lodging, dining and shopping to support their event. Conyers has all this. With more than 1,200 rooms in Conyers, event participants have many choices for hotels. Nearly every major restaurant chain in the Southeast has a restaurant in Conyers. From specialty items to Southern cooking, event participants can find a meal to satisfy their tastes. Visitors will also find plenty of places to shop from antiques to original art. The Georgia International Horse Park is proving itself as the premier equestrian facility in the state and the future for the Horse Park looks very exciting. The legacy continues for the City of Conyers and the Georgia International Horse Park.

Taught by our own Anne-Marie Bilella, authorized 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. 

Anne-Marie is the Farmer, the Baker and the Medicine-Maker at Bella Vista Farm in GA.

She is skilled in herbal medicine, wild weeds, mushrooms and natural products made from herbs. Anne-Marie was self-taught in her herbal studies until a couple years ago when she completed a 10 month hands-on intensive herbal course with Patricia Kyritsi Howell of BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies. She has received the Wild Mushroom ID and Permit from Mushroom Mountain to sell mushrooms in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina as well as become an instructor for Mushroom Mountain.

Currently, Anne-Marie creates her own herbal products with her Bella Vista Naturals line and teaches others about herbal medicine, medicinal mushrooms and wild plant identification. She is a homesteader, blogger and writer for her own blog and has written articles for other blogs, Aroma Culture Magazine and for Mother Earth News - Herbal Living blog.

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 on state by state approved list. The list bellow is subject to change. The examination covers a larger number of species, then each state has approved. State by state list will be sent with your study materials two weeks prior to the class: 

  • Pink Chanterelles (Cantharellus cinnabarinus)
  • Golden Chanterelles (Cantharellus spp.)
  • Morels (Morchella spp.)
  • Black Trumpet (Craterellus fallax)
  • Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
  • Wood Ears (Auricularia spp.)
  • Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus spp.)
  • Beefsteak (Fistulina hepatica)
  • Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum)
  • Lions Mane or Pom Pom (Hericium spp.)
  • Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus spp.)
  • Cauliflower (Sparassis spp.)
  • Maitake (Grifola frondosa)
  • Blewits (Clitocybe nuda)
  • Honey (Armillaria spp.)
  • Blue Milky (Lactarius indigo)
  • Golden Milkies (Lactifluus spp.)
  • Pecan Truffle (Tuber lyonii)
  • Puffballs ( Lycoperdon, Calvatia spp.)
  • Bolete species: Queen Bolete (Boletus aerius), King Bolete or Cep or Porcini (Boletus edulis)
  • Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
  • Ganoderma (Ganoderma spp.)
  • Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)
  • Blue Chanterelle (Polyozellus multiplex)

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