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Vermont Mushroom Hunters

letmebeanewsie Dec 12, 2007 10:56 AM

Hello, I am interested in joining the world of mushroom hunting. Ive been reading books about identifying mushrooms, but i wouldnt trust my skills enough to eat anything i could find. If any experienced mushroom hunters in vermont would like to gain an apprentice in the spring/summer/fall of '08. I would even be willing to pay you for hunting lessons. Reply to this post if youre interested. Thankyou

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    Alan LePage Aug 25, 2008 06:11 AM

    I'm a lifelong mushroom forager (and vegetable farmer) here in Barre, Vt. I sell mushrooms at the Montpelier Farmers Market on Saturday, and occasionally conduct mushroom walks. One will be next Sunday, Aug 31 at the Chickering Bog in East Montpelier. My email is lepagefarm@yahoo.com. I charge $50. Most of the participants fees are donated to the local community radio station, WGDR, on which I have an early Sunday morning talk show with my friend Padma Meier (wgdr.org - our website) . . . Alan LePage

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      Bri Aug 26, 2008 05:47 AM

      For those looking for a less expensive option and who live in Southern VT - Post Oil Solutions is sponsoring a mushroom walk at the Bellows Falls Resevoir for $5/$10 sliding scale. Pre-payment and registration are required. Call 802-869-2141. Event takes place Sept 21.

    2. the_MU Dec 12, 2007 12:41 PM

      These come from the NAMA website:

      Northwest Kingdom Mushroom Society
      PO Box 277
      Albany, VT 05402-0792

      Vermont Mycology Club
      PO Box 792
      Burlington, VT 05402-0792
      Contact: Irene Bowman - idbowman@juno.com

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