MMS Mushroom Certification Class I

MMS Mushroom Certification Class I

July 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Diamondhead Education Center, Savage/Eagan Room
200 Burnsville Pkwy West #100
Burnsville MN 55337
John Lamprecht

Earn the certification required to sell wild-foraged mushrooms to commercial eating establishments and markets in Minnesota by completing this 5-hour class. See MDA’s wild mushroom foraging page for more information. Cost is $90.00 for non-MMS members and $80 for current MMS members. A $10 discount will be applied for previous MMS certification class attendees. Space is limited to 30 attendees and these classes fill up quickly. To reserve your spot, fill out and mail the registration form.

This class will cover the following:

-True Morels (Morchella species)
-Chanterelles (Cantherellus species)
-Black Trumpets (Craterellus species)
-Sulphur Shelf (Laetiporus species)

You’ll learn the basics of mushroom identification, and how to collect, store and transport your finds. Important information about edibility concerns and dangerous/inedible mushrooms will also be shared.

Please note:

  • The MMS conducts two mushroom certification classes annually for edible mushroom foraging. The other class is held in the summer and covers Lobster Fungus, Hedgehog, Hericium species, Giant Puffball, and Hen of the Woods.
  • Membership and active participation in our club’s meetings and forays will provide the level of knowledge needed for most to safely identify common edible mushrooms for personal consumption.  This class is for those who want to sell wild (i.e not cultivated) mushrooms harvested from privately-owned land.  It is illegal to collect mushrooms intended for sale from public lands.