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: Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 2 weeks ahead of the class.
Limited to 50 people, and no refunds will be available for this event.
Where: Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive. Mills River, NC 28759
When: Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm
Taught personally by Tradd Cotter, authorized DHEC, GADPH & NCDPH 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)