MMS Meeting Outdoors

MMS Meeting Outdoors

August 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thomas Lake Park
4425 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan MN

Summer Outdoor Meeting: Mushroom Preservation with Modern Foragers Trent & Kristen Blizzard

Our August 1st meeting will be held at Thomas Lake Park pavilion in Eagan, just off Pilot Knob Road. It is halfway between Cliff and Diffley roads, so either exit off 35E will work.  We have the pavilion reserved from 5 pm to 9 pm, but the meeting does not start until 7 pm.

During the meeting, we’ll enjoy a talk on Mushroom Preservation by Modern Foragers Trent & Kristen Blizzard.

When the rains come the mushrooms often come out in abundance. If you are serious about mushrooms and foraging, as Trent and Kristen Blizzard are, you will go out early and often and end up with way more fresh edible mushrooms than you can cook up and eat. What can you do with all those fresh shrooms to keep them from going to waste? Come learn about some of the best edibles in the Midwest and the tips and techniques to preserve them from Trent and Kristen. Once preserved you can enjoy them in the coming year or give them as gifts to friends and family.

Self-proclaimed “modern foragers” Trent and Kristen Blizzard reside in Drummond, Wisconsin. They have been trekking the forests of the Midwest, Colorado, and the Pacific Northwest for years mostly with wild, edible mushrooms in mind. At first a hobby, the hunt for mushrooms quickly became nothing short of an obsession for these two mycophiles, both of whom are certified Wild Mushroom Identification Experts in their former home state of Colorado. They are the authors of Wild Mushrooms: A Cookbook and Foraging Guide. Whether you are a seasoned forager or new to the wild and wonderful word of edible forest fungi, this book has something for you! You will find a wealth of tips and tricks for harvesting each mushroom, along with general cooking techniques and preservation methods. They endeavor to explore not only a selection of delicious cuisine and new methods of cooking these wild edibles, but the question of how to preserve and enjoy your harvests all year long. The book is also a celebration of people they have met over the years. You will find stories, tips and well-loved recipes from well-known chefs and mycological society members from around the country! You will find them blogging about their adventures at

This meeting is free and open to the public.