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Pine Mushroom Foraging Tours

Mushroom Foraging

Pine Mushroom Foraging Tours

You are invited to come to the first wild edible mushroom hunt this Autumn! It is the start of the foraging season in cool climate pine forests around Sydney and the delicacies found there are highly prized by the best Australian chefs.

Join a guided mushroom foraging tour with an experienced forager is a great opportunity to learn how to find, pick and process wild edible mushrooms.

We meet at Hampton beyond the Blue Mountains and from there go to pine forests along Jenolan Cave Road to harvest precious nature’s gift – wild mushrooms.

You will learn how to identify and collect edible mushrooms, process them to cook a scrumptious lunch and see how to preserve the bounty. Your guide will teach you how to safely recognise and pick them, and will run a safety check of your basket.

Your Foraging Tour tickets will include;

Fresh barbecue lunch from the day’s bounty
Mini-workshop on preserving mushrooms: a great opportunity to learn about cleaning, drying, pickling and fermenting
Fact sheet about the two species of mushrooms we will be looking for (emailed after you book your ticket)
Recipes for preserving Pine Mushrooms

You will return home not only with what you found, but also with confidence to safely recognise two varieties of wild edible mushrooms and knowledge about how to preserve them. What you learn at the tour will allow you to go to the pine forests to collect these mushrooms by yourself in years to come!

Location:

Hampton State Forest – Oberon NSW

What to bring:

    • Suitable clothing (it gets cold in the forest) and shoes
    • Water and Snacks (do not expect to be fed of mushrooms alone)
    • A knife and a basket (a wicker basket is best, you find them in Op shops)
    • Your camera

What we will do:

      • Meet at the Hampton State Forest at 9:45am for a 10:00 start
      • We will provide a thorough tutorial on the what/how/where of mushroom foraging
      • We will visit 2-3 different locations
      • Collect Pine Mushrooms and Slippery Jack Mushrooms
      • We have a tasting of BBQ mushrooms for lunch
      • We will quality control everyone’s harvest
      • We will take pictures and selfies in the forest with the loot!

How much does it Cost?
$60 per person

How do I purchase tickets?

Click on the buttons below to purchase your tickets. Numbers are limited and the season is short so to avoid disappointment get in early

What happens after I purchase my tickets?

Within 72 hours of purchase you will receive an email that will provide further details including the meet up point and confirmation of the itinerary.

Mushroom Foraging
Mushroom Forgaging Box

Buy Your Tickets

Select your date and hit the Add to Cart button

Foraging Tip – Cleaning Mushrooms

The best method of cleaning foraged mushrooms, I’m told, is to brush away any surface dirt and debris with a pastry brush and wipe off any remaining dirt with a damp tea towel, taking care to clean under the cap as well. Washing mushrooms under water can affect their flavour and isn’t recommended.

Cut the stems off saffron milk caps and trim off any bits that have dirt ingrained. You don’t want there to be any grittiness in your dish. Store mushrooms in the fridge in a cardboard box for up to three days.

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