Mushroom & Wild Edibles Hike

Kingston, Canada

Experience hosted by Ruthie

4 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Mushroom Workshop - 4 hour nature hike. Walking the trails of a 400 acre conservancy property. Learn to identify Seasonal edibles and mushrooms. Learn to identify specific growth edible mushrooms, spore printing and ethical harvesting. Dependent on the time in calendar we will be looking for and finding Chanterelles ( Yellow, Black trumpet, Cinnabar), Hedgehogs, Boletes, Oysters and my personal favorite - Lobster Mushrooms. This is an intense field practicum. Participants of this workshop will be required to dress appropriate for all weather including tick spray. Bring paper bags, basket, Scissors, snacks and water. All edibles (once identified) will be divided equally between each participant. This is not a mushroom farm and mushrooms picked are uncultivable. Wild edible plants in their natural forest state.
Other things to note
Days that are booked will be blocked out after 10 reservations. Private Group bookings are possible- contact host please. All bookings are all weather events
Mushroom Workshop - 4 hour nature hike. Walking the trails of a 400 acre conservancy property. Learn to identify Seasonal edibles and mushrooms. Learn to identify specific growth edible mushrooms, spore printing and ethical harvesting. Dependent on the time in calendar we will be looking for and finding Chanterelles ( Yellow, Black trumpet, Cinnabar), Hedgehogs, Boletes, Oysters and my personal favorite - Lobster Mushrooms. This is an intense fi…

Meet your host, Ruthie

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I am a Mushroom & Wild (Indigenous)edibles expert. I am Currently a guest lecturer for the local Horticultural Society, CRCA and will be a guest lecturer at Queens University. I am also a Chef of 25 years and a former restaurant owner. I have mushroom picked on 3 continents with over 40 years experience. I have been cooking with indigenous foods for over 15 years. Local and National newspapers have written about my work. https://www.thewhig.com/life/food/a-foraging-dinner-at-topsy-farms is one example. https://www.ledevoir.com/vivre/549373/escapade-promenons-nous-dans-les-bois is another
I am a Mushroom & Wild (Indigenous)edibles expert. I am Currently a guest lecturer for the local Horticultural Society, CRCA and will be a guest lecturer at Queens University. I am also a Chef of 25 years and a former restaurant owner. I have mushroom picked on 3 continents with over 40 years experience. I have been cooking with indigenous foods for over 15 years. Local and National newspapers have written about my work. https://www.thewhig.com/life/food/a-foraging-dinner-at-topsy-farms is one e…
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Sat, Aug 7
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join 5 other guests
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Sat, Aug 14
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Tue, Aug 17
$41 per person
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join 4 other guests
$41 per person

Where you'll be

The location will be supplied after receipt of payment and day before scheduled event. It is within 30 minutes driving of Kingston Ontario. It will be in my personal secret mushroom hunting location.

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 118 reviews.

Daniel
July 2021
Amazing experience! we learned a ton and got to bring home what we picked. Ruthy is extremely knowledgeable and very friendly! This experience made me a mushroom eater!
Brittany
July 2021
We had a great first experience mushroom foraging with Ruthie and the group. We learned so much and were able to take a nice haul of mushrooms home for dinner! Ruthie was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to listen to. The time really flew by. We would highly recommend this experience!
We had a great first experience mushroom foraging with Ruthie and the group. We learned so much and were able to take a nice haul of mushrooms home for dinner! Ruthie was extremely…
Angela
July 2021
I had such an amazing time with Ruthie. She is so knowledgeable and friendly. I’m looking forward to putting everything I have learnt to good use.
Irene
July 2021
Ruthie is a phenomenal guide! I got loads of mushrooms :). I would highly recommend this experience. Thank you Ruthie for sharing your knowledge and spirit!
Dave
July 2021
This was a fantastic experience. Ruthie was very knowledgeable and patient with all of our questions. She made the outing really fun and educational. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great day out foraging for well-known and easily identifiable wild mushrooms.
This was a fantastic experience. Ruthie was very knowledgeable and patient with all of our questions. She made the outing really fun and educational. Would highly recommend this to…
Nandita
July 2021
Great experience. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Ruthie was extremely knowledgeable and patient and the 4 hour hike was rightly termed by her as "forest therapy". And we left with a ton of mushrooms which were delicious!

Choose from available dates

5 available

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

This is an outdoor activity. So we request Guests to dress appropriately to the weather.

Tick Spray, paper bags, basket, scissors