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.
Where: Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive. Mills River, NC 28759
When: Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm
Limited to 50 people, and no refunds will be available for this event.
Taught personally by Tradd Cotter, authorized DHEC, GADPH and 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 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.)
- White 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.)