The cooling weather may have slowed down mushroom fruitings, but the forests still host an abundance of unseen fungal activity. Spores swirl, seeking suitable substrate for future growth, mycelium and their hosts change gears and tuck in for the cold season.
With fewer leaves on the trees and the herbaceous undergrowth giving over to frost, it becomes easier to spot shelf-shaped mushrooms adorning trunks and branches; among these are some of our best local edible and health-promoting species.
This weekend we’ll be at the annual special winter holiday edition of the Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market! PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION!
When: December 2, 2017, 9am-3pm
Where: Champlain Elementary School — 109 North Street, Granville Ferry
This is your chance to bring home some delicious dried mushrooms: the special ingredient to take your seasonal cooking to new heights! We’ve got lovingly homegrown shiitakes and oysters, and a complement of amazing wild species (always locally and ethically wildcrafted, of course), to bring you that feeling of satisfaction and connection to nature that only ‘shrooms can offer!
We’re also fully stocked up on health-promoting mushroom tinctures, available individually or as a gift set (which collects all three tinctures in a wooden gift box, stained with our Chaga ink!). Chaga, Turkey Tail, and Reishi are all known for providing immune system support, which might be just what you need to keep your engine tuned up throughout the chilly months.
For the artists among us, of course, we’ve got Chaga ink on hand — nontoxic, biodegradable and unique, this could be just the thing to bring an untamed element to your your palette!
To bring it all together, share warm thoughts and feelings with a notecard featuring mushroom art from the incredible LeyAnn Meau.
If you miss us in (near) Annapolis Royal on Dec 2nd, you’ll have another chance in Digby on December 9 & 10! It’s our first year doing a holiday event in Digby — if you’re in the area, make sure to drop by and say hi!
What: Digby Scallop Days 5th Annual Christmas Craft Show
When: December 9, 10am-6pm AND December 10, 10am-4pm
Where: Digby Elementary School — 20 Shreve St, Digby
Wishing you warmth and joy throughout the season!