Online Class: Foraging for Gourmet Mushrooms in the Colorado Mountains

Learn Colorado’s Wild Mushrooms

Western Colorado is home to many species of edible gourmet mushrooms including morels, oysters, porcini and chanterelle. Learn when, where and how to forage for these delicious beauties. Topics include identification, habitat, etiquette, preservation and cooking. Trent is the co-founder of Modern Forager and author of Burn Morels – A Modern Foragers Guide to Finding Mushrooms. He is a CDPHE certified Wild Mushroom Identification Expert. Based in Glenwood Springs, he hunts across the Western Slope with his wife Kristen and two dogs, Benzie and Lulu.

While Trent won’t share his secret spots, he will teach Coloradans how to safely locate and pick their own gourmet mushrooms and hopefully develop their own secret spots.

 

Classes available both Live and Recorded:

  • June 24th (Recorded, 125 minutes, available immediately upon signing up)
  • July 1st (Will be recorded and made available within 48 hours)
  • July 22 (Will be recorded and made available within 48 hours)

Meets: 3 Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 8:00PM
Cost: $50 – This includes three 2-hour classes
Recordings: made available to attendees 

 

The following mushrooms will be discussed:

Spring Mushrooms:

  • Yellow Morels (Morchella esculentoides)
  • Black Morels (Morchella brunnea)
  • Burn Morels (Morchella eximia, M sextelata, M exuberance, M tomentosa)
  • Oyster (Pleurotus pulmonarius, P populinus)
  • Dryad’s Saddle (Cerioporus squamosus)
  • Wood Ear (Auricularia auricula)

Summer Mushrooms:

  • White King (Boletus barrowsii)
  • Porcini  (Boletus rubriceps)
  • Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum & Russula brevipes)
  • Milk Cap (Lactarius deliciosus)
  • Puffball (Lycoperdon spp)
  • Hawkswing (Sarcodon imbricatus)
  • Shrimp Russula (Russula xerampelina)
  • Agaricus (Agaricus spp)

Fall Mushrooms

  • Chanterelle (Cantherellus roseocanus, C cibarius)
  • Matsutake (Tricholoma murrillianum)
  • Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus)

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