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Foraging for Wild Mushrooms for Beginners

Foraging for wild mushrooms can be a fun hobby and activity as long as you know what you are doing and know exactly what to look for. Foraging for food has been around as long as man or womankind have populated this earth. It’s what people did to survive. Nowadays, people forage for food such as wild mushrooms because it’s free, fun, and the pickings generally taste better than anything you can buy in the store. In fact, many 5-Star restaurants harvest their own mushrooms through foraging.

Foraging for Wild Mushrooms

Learn How to Forage for Mushrooms!

But before you dive head first into mushroom foraging, it’s very important that you know the difference between good mushrooms and mushrooms that should be avoided at all costs. If you live in or near an area of the country where mushrooms grow naturally, such as damp forest and fields, then you should have no problem succeeding at this new found hobby and activity. And one of the best things about foraging for mushrooms is that it can be very relaxing and stress relieving. It’s also a great way to get some exercise, as you’ll be walking and hiking good distances during your foraging excursions.

If you are interested in taking up mushroom foraging as your next hobby, we highly recommend that you educate yourself online and / or shop Amazon or your local book store for a field guide to wild mushrooms. There are several dozen good books available, many specific to certain areas of the country. Good luck and enjoy your harvest!

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