New Michigan Wild Foraged Mushroom Harvesting Certification Program
Saturday, April 25, 8:30am to 5pm, Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center
Wild mushrooms, like morels and chanterelles, help define the forests of Michigan and provide potential income streams for foragers, farmers, restaurateurs and food entrepreneurs. But improperly identified, these foods can also pose serious health risks.
Michigan’s Food Law requires that mushroom species picked in the wild must be obtained from sources where each mushroom is individually inspected and found to be safe by an approved mushroom identification expert.
The program is designed to bring mushroom sellers in line with the regulations, but is also available for anyone who may be responsible for the purchase of mushrooms to be consumed by the general public or sold at retail.
This program is a partnership between MDARD, ISLAND, MIFMA and MAMI.
Cost: $175 for those wishing to be certified (sellers) or $85 for those who do not need certification.