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May 9, 2008 12:07 PM

mushroom foraging in MA?

are there farms that offer mushroom picking/foraging similar to how farms offer apple picking. i think someone told me about one near the cape, but i'm not entirely sure.

i'm sure there are wild mushrooms all over the place, but i don't know the first thing about where to look or which ones are definitely edible so i figure a farm or guided tour would be a good place to start.


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  1. Old website, but active club Boston Mycological Club

    1. My advice: befriend some Russian emigrés. I married one (you don't have to go that far, though), and from what I've seen they are pretty much all avid mushroom hunters. Makes for some entertaining late summer walks in the woods. I've actually gotten pretty good at spotting them myself, though I still wouldn't dare eat one until my wife gives it the thumbs-up.