ASHEVILLE NC – Join us on a wild food adventure identifying fungi with Alan Muskat, philosoforager and stand-up mycomedian, who has been going “out to eat” for nearly 20 years. Author of Wild Mushrooms: A Taste of Enchantment, he has appeared on The Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods, The History Channel, CBS, in The New Yorker and Southern Living. He founded the first wild foods market in North America and has sold hundreds of pounds a year (for almost 20 years) to more than fifty restaurants and hotels, including The Biltmore Estate and The Grove Park Inn. Learn more about Alan.
Whet your appetite with an overview of edible and non-edible mushrooms. Then we’ll hike up to two hours along Park trails or “off the beaten path” looking for a dozen or two of the estimated 1,000 species of fungi that could be growing in the Park. Limited to 20 people.
Location: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC)
Date/Time: Saturday, July 27; 9:30am-noon
Cost: $25 for Adults, $10 for Annual Passholders (includes Park admission). Advance registration required.
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is one of the Southeast’s most iconic and popular international outdoor travel destinations and has been for more than 100 years. Known for its stunning 75-mile views overlooking Lake Lure, Chimney Rock’s unique hiking trails, guided rock climbing, live animal education programs and ancient geological features attract visitors from around the world. It’s the only state park in the Southeast with an elevator inside a mountain. Chimney Rock is located only 45 minutes southeast of Asheville on Highway 64/74A in Chimney Rock, N.C. Call (800) 277-9611 or go to chimneyrockpark.com to plan your visit.