• Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - Virginia (Approved by Health Depts. in SC, NC, GA, VA, PA, NY ) - OCT 20-21, 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: GA, SC, NC, VA, NY and PA. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 2 weeks ahead of the class.

    Limited to 35, and NO REFUNDS will be available for this event. All attendees are responsible for their own food. 

    Where: Floyd EcoVillage, 188 EcoVillage Trail, Floyd, Va  24091. Cabins, camping and other accommodations are available. Please call 540-745-4435 to make a reservation ahead of time.

    When: OCT 20-21, 2018: 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.

    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)
    • Morels(Morchella spp.)
    • Black Trumpet  or Horn of Plenty(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 spp.)
    • Lions Mane (Pom Pom, Bear’s Head, Bearded Tooth) (Hericium spp.)
    • 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)
    • Bolete species: Queen bolete (Boletus aureus), King bolete or Cepe or Porcini (Boletus edulis), Manzanita Bolete (Leccinum manzanita)
    • Common Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)
    • Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
    • Shaggy Mane or Lawyer’s Wig (Coprinus comatus)
    • Reishi (Ganoderma spp.)
    • Turkey Tail ( Trametes spp.)
    • Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)