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Fox Haven Food and Medicine Foragers Series: Mountain Mushrooms – Field Trip Catoctin

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm



Join Sam Feld for a mushroom foray in the Frederick Municipal Watershed* to look for fall mushrooms. Learn the skills of a mycologist and begin to parse out the edible from the not-so-edible.
Plants we may see: Maitake, Lion’s Mane, Honey Mushrooms, Wood Ears, Turkey Tails, and maybe Chicken of the Woods

*this class is being held with the permission of the City of Frederick and the Maryland Wildlife Department



Samantha Feld is the owner operator of a small mushroom growing and foraging business in Baltimore, Maryland called The Mushroomworks. She became fascinated with mushrooms after a reishi patch sprouted in her backyard, and began to research the world of mycology. This re-awakened a life-long, but somehow forgotten love of the forest.
Sam is an avid forager, gardener, and has been studying the medicinal aspects of mushrooms and plants. She has taken numerous workshops on mushroom identification, cultivation, and identification and uses of wild and medicinal plants. She has also taught beginner edible mushroom identification for Charm City Farms.
When not out in the woods or at the farmer’s market, she can be found teaching art in Baltimore City Schools, in the studio making some art, or at home chilling with her teenaged son.

Fermenting Black Walnuts, tincturing medicinal wild weeds, nibbling Autumn Olive, weaving Wild Grape, plucking ripe Paw Paw, frying up edible mushrooms and so much more will be explored this year!

Join us for the third year of Fox Haven Foragers. We’ll visit some of our old favorites like Milkweed, Paw Paw, Goldenrod, Cattail, Jewelweed and Motherwort and we’ll introduce some new species to our forage like Witch Hazel, Japanese Barberry, Sassafras, and Blueberries.

Each Foragers class will include plant ID, foraging and processing the season’s bounty with local guides from diverse backgrounds and skill-sets. Class runs from 11am to 3 pm. For the first 2-3 hours class will be held in the field, gathering plants and learning botany skills. After a quick picnic lunch the last hour is spent processing and cooking or preparing the harvest into a tasty meal or a take-home medicinal.



*Please note that these classes will be held at the Frederick Municipal Watershed (with the permission of the City of Frederick and the Maryland Wildlife Department)

A $7 dollar materials fee is included in each class price. These skills, experiences and finished products are only $7 per hour.


October 13
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Lacey Walker


Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven
3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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