Silent Auction at Mushroom Banquet

We are planning to do a silent auction a the Fall Banquet for the first time.  Items do not need to be new, but if not new, they should be in very good condition. Homemade items, canned goods, and local products are encouraged. And of course, anything mushroom-related!  If you plan to bring a silent auction item, please contact Mary Mitchell at 218-556-3249 with information about your item.

Fall Mushroom Banquet Sat., Nov. 22, 2014

Our Fall Banquet will be held at the Ranch House, north of Walker, on Sat., Nov. 22.

Click on “Fall Mushroom Banquet” in banner above for menu and registration information. Registration form can be printed in two ways:  (1) in viewing Fall Mushroom Banquet page copy, paste, and print the registration form portion or (2) click on “Registration Form for Fall Banquet banner above and print that page.

Foray Sunday, Oct. 5, 10 AM

We will meet at the Minerva hunter walking trails on Clearwater county 36, (AKA Upper Rice Lake Road). From Bagley, 11 miles south on State Hwy 92 to Upper Rice Lake Road. Take a left, heading east, and look for the entrance on the left in about 1.5 miles. (there will be a large ranch house on the right side of the road).  Kelly Larson will be leading the foray.

Here is a link to the DNR map site.


Sun., Sept 28 Foray at Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji

Foray Sunday, Sept. 28, 9 AM – Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji.  Our foray will be at Waldsee, the German Village.  The Language Villages are located on County Hwy 20 (also known as the Golf Course Road)  northeast of Bemidji.  (Maps are available at  Click on “Maps to Bemidji, MN site.”)

We will meet first at the parking lot just off of Hwy 20, and proceed from there to Waldsee, the German Village.  There will be signs posted to direct you should you arrive late. There’s a parking lot in front of the main building. You’ll see a tunnel that goes through the building, and we’ll have tables and chairs on the other side of the tunnel.

If you would like, bring a lunch along for after the foray.

Report on Sept. 7 Foray and Cooking Demonstration — Bemidji State Park

We had a very successful foray at Bemidji State Park, finding many varieties of mushrooms.


Paula Peters preparing people for the foray

A few of the mushrooms found


Kelly Larson did a fantastic cooking demonstration, preparing a three-course meal. The appetizer consisted of chanterelles sautéed with olive oil and minced shallots and run through a food processor with cream cheese and goat cheese, on crackers, some garnished with fig spread and mango chutney and some garnished with a slice of dried apricot.

Kelly Larson presenting her three-course meal plan Continue reading

Sat., Sept. 21, 9 AM Foray at Concordia Language Villages

We will meet at the parking lot at the entrance to the Concordia Language Villages on County Hwy. 20.  From there we will proceed to Waldsee, the German village, for our foray. Directions:  Hwy. 20 (sometimes called the Golf Course Road) can be reached several miles north of Bemidji. Drive about 6 miles east to the entrance to the Villages, where there is a large parking lot.

If you arrive late and we’ve already driven in, drive into the language villages and bear left to get to Waldsee.  You’ll see a parking lot in front of a large building that has a tunnel through it (it’s called Bahnhof).  Park, and then go to the building and through the tunnel.  There will be tables and chairs set up there for us. (They will be moved into the tunnel in case of rain.)

Bring a lunch with you and we’ll have a picnic there after the foray.