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Chicken of the
of the Woods
September-November & short
We stock locally harvested
giant puffball (yes, that
is a penny), fiddlehead ferns from Maine during their May season
and ramps which are also known as wild leeks.
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mushrooms are harvested
each year during their respective seasons. Wild mushrooms can
be harvested in wooded areas all over the world, however caution
needs to be exercised when picking mushrooms for consumption.
It is estimated that there may be 25-35 poisonous mushrooms out
of the many thousand kinds of mushrooms that grow wild. Some mushrooms
cause stomach flu, cramps, diarrhea, vomiting or nausea and others
may be fatal. It is very important that wild mushrooms be identified
by a certified wild mushroom expert. Forest Mushrooms has been
a certified licensed wild mushroom specialist since 1992.
Retail Food Protection
Program Information Manual
distributed by the MN Department
of Agriculture states:
mushrooms are not
sold or served through a retail establishment unless they have
been individually inspected and determined to be safe by a specialist
acceptable to the regulatory authority. Records which establish
that all wild mushrooms were appropriately inspected must be retained
by the operator for six (6) months.
used under North American Mycological Association
guidelines for educational purposes.
more information on mushroom
poisonings you can visit the North
American Mycological Association
website. There is
a good deal of information regarding symptoms, number of yearly
cases and other educational information.