Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - South Carolina (Approved by Health Depts. in SC, NC, GA, VA, PA, NY) - Sept 22-23, 2018

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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, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania. 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: Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd. Easley SC

When: Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm

Taught by Joel Myers, authorized Mushroom Mountain Instructor.

Joel Myers is a self-educated mycologist who has been studying fungi for over 10 years. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and growing up with a passion for all things outdoors, he was drawn towards fungi and in 2014 co-founded a mushroom farm, Earthwise Mycology. He has since relocated and is now working as the laboratory manager at Mushroom Mountain, research, and education facility. He is working with top mycologists to grow and find innovative uses for fungi and all of their unique abilities.

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)