Minnesota Farmers' Market Association 

Mushroom ID and Food Safety Certification Course

  • 22-Jul-2017
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Lebanon Hills Visitor Center Discovery Room, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Rd, Eagan MN 55123

Mushroom Foragers and Food Service – Safe Identification for Commercial Sale of Wild Foraged Mushrooms

In accordance with the Minnesota Food Code 4626.0155: Mushroom Foragers wishing to sell their Wild Foraged Mushrooms to Commercial Establishments must have successfully completed a course in:

Mushroom Identification, Traceability and Safe Food Handling and provide documentation (letter or certificate) of course completion from a Mycological Society or Academic Institute to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

The following mushrooms will be included for identification/certification:

Lobster Fungus Hypomyces lactiflorum

Hedgehog Hydnum repandum

Hericium species (many common names) Hericium americanum, coralloides and erinaceus

Giant Puffball Calvatia gigantia

Hen of the Woods, Sheepshead or Maitake Grifola frondosa

Additional Topics Covered:

 Basics of mushroom identification

 Collecting, Storage, and transportation

 Edibility concerns

 Mushrooms that may be confused with look-alikes and poisoning issues which may result from consumption

This 6 hour workshop is being offered July 22nd, 2017 (9 am - 3 pm)

Registration Fee: $70.00 for non-MMS members, $60 for current MMS members –

($10 discount for previous MMS certification class attendees)

Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Lebanon Hills Visitor Center Discovery Room, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan, MN 55123

Payment should be sent with the registration form below. Checks made payable to MMS and write “certification class” in the memo section.

Complete the information below and send to:

Minnesota Mycological Society, P.O.Box 211444, Eagan MN 55121

e-mail questions and inquiries to: John Lamprecht: jml313@aol.com

Because space is limited to 35 attendees, it is important to return this registration as soon as possible.


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