pick yr. own mushrooms......
i want to find some wild edible mushrooms to cook with but i just can't seem to find any place to pick your own around ontario. does pick your own mushroom farms exist?
or is it something i have to chance upon in the woods?
That's exactly right. They are raised in sterile conditions; even the stallion manure they prefer has to be sterilized. But you can buy kits for home growing, in a basement or garage. Try Dominion Seeds, Stokes, or Richter's for online sources close to home. Dominion has a costly morel kit, but I think that is risky, and I don't think it is guaranteed to grow.
If you pick your own, take a guide, make spore prints, and ask an expert. Two of the safer picks are morels, this week, and young puffballs, in the fall.