Beginning Farmers is Back, With Mushrooms

Those of you who are regular visitors to beginningfarmers.org have undoubtedly noticed that there has been a conspicuous lack of posts over the past few days. There is a reason for this. Your administrator has just returned from his annual pilgrimage to northern Michigan in search of morel mushrooms. And what a search it was! Dr. Kurt Lamour (Dept of Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee - Knoxville) and I spent two and a half days in the woods collecting these beauties, and it was a trip to remember. Here are some pictures of our bounty:

Taylor Reid (BeginningFarmers Admin.) Happy with the First Day's Haul

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The Final Bounty (Minus Those Cooked on the Campfire Each Night)

4 Comments on Beginning Farmers is Back, With Mushrooms

  1. Well done! We used to pick a ton ourselves this time of year when we were still living in Michigan. Best I ever tasted, too, were over a campfire with fish caught less than two hours before. Good for you!

    • Now you’re talking! Fresh fish and morels… could it get any better? I suppose the only way to improve on that would be including the fresh asparagus that’s growing now too!

      Our best meal was campfire cooked steaks (not the cheap ones); morels fried crispy in pure butter; a ‘chutney’ of caramelized onions, green tomatoes, and cantaloupe melon; and a nice red wine (in plastic cups – whoops…). Greatest supper I’ve had in a long time though.

  2. Miss Mushroom // May 7, 2010 at 5:28 pm // Reply

    WOW! So jealous! Going up the North Cascades near Seattle tomorrow. Hope I am lucky too. Will post any good bounty via @MissShroom on Twitter. Happy foraging my shroomin twiend!

    • Good luck with your hunt, and thanks for commenting here. Yes, please post any pictures of what you get, I’d love to see them. Mushroom ‘porn’ is my favorite kind.

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