November some say is the end of the mushroom season for the year. Though this is not completely true, there are a few winter mushrooms that grow into the cold months and the first few weeks of this month still offer a chance to pick the last of the hens, lions mane and bears head or turkey tail and oysters. Every year is different and if conditions are right, the season grows long, lets hope for that!
Markets: East Asheville Tailgate—- 11/10 and 11/17 Fridays 3-6 at 954 tunnel rd
Burnsville/Yancey county market—11/11 Saturday 9-12:30 downtown Burnsville
Weaverville winter market—11/1, 11/8, 11/15 and 11/22 Wednesdays 3-6 inside weaverville community center.
Ferment Fest—11/5 from 11-5 at 258 carolina lane in Marshall, NC Madison county fairgrounds
Monthly Special: Maitake tinctures will be $10 off all month long. 1oz will be $15 and 2oz will be $25. Maitake/Hen of the wood/sheeps head mushroom is a highly prized culinary mushroom but also a highly medicinal one! It has cancer fighting properties, helps fight high cholesterol levels and type 2 diabetes, boosts the immune system, fights off the flu and could be highly beneficial against and recovery of covid.
What’s left this month? Top to bottom: Lions Mane, Turkey Tail, Bears Head, Chaga, Maitake, and oysters. Of coarse there’s always a chance of seeing other shrooms out there. These all are wonderful medicinal and edible mushrooms. The hunt however is a bit trickier during this time of year, with the changing leaves covering the ground and the mushrooms blending in perfectly to the landscape. Into the cold we go…..
18.5lbs found by my friend Steve, I was there to help him lift it!