MMS Mushroom Certification Class II

MMS Mushroom Certification Class II

July 30, 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 50 attendees and these classes fill up quickly. To reserve your spot, fill out and mail the registration form.

This class will cover:
-Hen of the Woods, Sheepshead or Maitake
-Hericium species (many common names)
-Lobster Fungus
-Giant Puffball

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 typically held in early spring covers Morels, Chanterelles, Black Trumpet, and Sulphur Shelf.  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, and know when to be cautious.  Good reasons to take this class:

  1. You own or control land which you would like to legally sell gathered wild mushrooms from, or…
  2. You desire in-depth knowledge for your own use and feel you need a more concentrated learning experience than you would get from regular membership participation.