Wild In Marin – Third Annual Fungus Festival
Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Discover the joys, benefits and culinary delights of fungi!
We will have a variety of booths showcasing all things fungi from mushroom kits, cookbooks, forage guides, textiles, apparel, fungi-centric foods prepared by Bay Area chefs, and more! Learn what mushrooms you can forage in the Bay Area, how to prepare, store, and cook with them. We will be featuring an amazing mushroom habitat exhibit, cooking demonstration with a celebrity chef, speaker presentations, raffle and silent auction items, make your own mushroom kits, and a mushroom identification room with a vast array of specimens (so bring in your mushrooms and we’ll help you ID them!).
11:00 AM: Langdon Cook – “The Mushroom Trail”
12:00 Noon: Chad Hyatt – Cooking Demonstrations
1:00 PM: Greg Marley – Integrating Medicinal Mushrooms
2:00 PM: David Arora – Mushrooms DeMythified
3:45 PM: Mayumi Fuji – Fiber Arts and Botanical Prints
Children (18 and under): $5
Members: $10 – Always
At the door: $20
Fungus Festival Sponsors, Donors, Presenters, and Vendors:
David Arora — Bay Area Applied Mycology (BAAM) – Back to the Roots – Bordenave – The Chaga Co – Chris Choate (CNC Provisions) – Langdon Cook – Dinna Davis – Element 28 – Finola Diaz – Dream Farm Mushrooms – Fairfax Backyard Farmer – Front Porch Farms – Gamble Family – John Getz/Truffle Hunting Dogs – Green Jeans Garden Supply – Heather Soicher Ceramics – Chad Hyatt – Jewels of the Forest – King of Mushrooms – Kiki LeSeed – MacLean Custom Screen Printing – Harlen Malis – Greg Marley – Mayumix – Mendocino Magic – Mill Valley Public Library – Eric Multhaup – Mushroom in Bloom – Mycological Society of Marin County (MycoMarin) – Paul Nagami – New York Bagels – Night Flux Glass – Odd Fox and Fern – Jamie Padua – Kevin Sadlier – Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum – David Schmitz – Julie Schreiber – The Spanish Table – Sporelust! – Sporgy Mushroom Company – Kyle Swain (Watershed) – Symbiiotica – Seth Williams – Wine Forest.
2023 Silent Auction/Raffle Items and Vendors
Are you feeling lucky?! This year, we have our first ever Silent Auction powered by GalaBid. You will find a multitude of amazing items and experiences up for bid!
Also on GalaBid, you can find “Wild in Marin” Fungus Festival commemorative short and long sleeve shirts and beanies for sale! To see all the auction items and merchandise, use this link:
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Featured Silent Auction Items
King of Mushrooms
Funghi Extravaganza – A Weekend Foraging Adventure in Anderson Valley
An exciting 3-day event starting with a “Meet & Greet” and dinner on a Friday evening at Wickson Restaurant in Philo. You will then travel less than 5 minutes to The Indian Creek Lodge for the start of a 2-night stay. Wake up refreshed Saturday morning for an adventurous day! Chef Chad, author of “The Mushroom Hunter’s Kitchen”, will offer a continental breakfast at The Inn. You will then head out to forage near the Anderson Valley with Todd Spanier, Founder & CEO of King of Mushrooms and Chef’s Lounge to lead you on a foraging expedition. Todd brings with him 25 years of knowledge, passion and insights into the world of fungi! After the foray, Chef Chad will enchant you with a cooking demo and picnic lunch in the woods. Enjoy wine tasting at a local winery in the afternoon. That evening, you will experience a fantastic 5 course funghi feast at The Inn offered by Chef Chad. Sunday will start off again with a continental breakfast and then off to forage wild mushroom near the Anderson Valley along with a cooking demo and picnic in the woods before you head back home. The package 10 guests / double occupancy.
MycoMarin — Memberships
Black Trumpet Supporting Membership — Annual
Golden Chanterelle Leadership Circle Membership — Annual
King Bolete Lifetime Membership
MycoMarin — Dinna Davis
Seaweed Foraging Adventure on the Sonoma Coast, up to 10 people
Felted Mushroom Ornament, Pin and Bookmark Workshop, up to 20 people
Magical Mussel Foraging Adventure on the Sonoma Coast, up to 20 people
Old Fox & Fern
Selection of myco-dyed, handspun yarns
Heather Soicher Ceramics and MaClean Custom Screen Printing
Gourmet Gift Bundle: 12 inch carved serving plate made by Heather Soicher Ceramics and Grey Canvas Work Apron with Oyster Mushroom Design by MacLean Custom Screen Printing.
The Spanish Table
Taste of Spain – paella kit for 8-people!!! $80 gift certificate for paella kit redeemable at The Spanish Table in Mill Valley, Berkeley, or San Francisco.
A gift basket of an assortment of wild sides and dried mushrooms.
Green Jeans Garden Supply
“Mushrooms Demystified” and “All That The Rain Promises and More..” by David Arora, and Maserin Coglifunghi line mushroom knife
“California Mushrooms-The Comprehensive Identification Guide” by Dennis E. Desjardin, Michael G. Wood, Frederick A Stevens and Maserin Coglifunghi line mushroom knife
Featured Raffle Items
Fairfax Backyard Farmer
Gift Certificate to Fairfax Backyard Farmer
Back to the Roots
Oyster Mushroom Farm 2-pack.
MacLean Custom Screen Printing
Grey canvas work apron printed with oyster mushroom design
Mycological Society of Marin (MycoMarin)
MycoMarin — Membership
Oyster Basic Membership (Annual)
MycoMarin — Finola Diaz
2 Books: “Mushrooming Without Fear” by Alexander Schwab and “The Kingdom of Fungi” by Jens H. Petersen – and Mesh Foraging Bag.
MycoMarin and Back to Roots
MycoMarin Oyster Basic Membership (Annual), Mesh Mushroom Foraging Bag
Back to the Roots 2-pack Organic Oyster Mushroom Grow Kits
Paperback book “Fat of the Land-Adventures of a 21st Century Forager”
Sporgy Mushroom Company
MycoDose Boost extract with Lions Mane, Reishi and Cordyceps
The Chaga Company
Chaga Coffee/Coffee Alternatives with Adaptogenic Mushrooms and Chaga Tea
2oz bottle of mushroom tincture and an art print
Mushroom Tarot Deck and Stickers
Jewels of the Forest
12 packs Mushroom Jerky and some Grow Kits they can make at “Wild in Marin”
A Big Thank You to Our Supporters
Chad will be providing a cooking demonstration featuring wild mushrooms and will be on hand to answers questions and sign his cookbook “The Mushroom Hunter’s Kitchen.”
Langdon is one of the “Wild in Marin” speakers and will be presenting his book, ”Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager,” which The Seattle Times called, ”Lyrical, practical and quixotic.”
Greg will be presenting this book, “Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore and Mystique of Mushrooms” as part of the “Wild in Marin” Speaker Lineup.
Greg Marley has a passion for mushrooms that dates back to 1971. Marley is also the Author of “Mushrooms for Health: Medical Secrets of Northeastern Fungi” and “Chanterelle Dreams.”
Mayumi Fujio / Mayumix Botanical
Mayumi Fujio is an award-winning fiber art and botanical print artist who will be presenting how she creates her beautiful pieces using ethically harvested mushrooms, lichen, and other treasures from nature.
David Arora will be one of the featured speakers at “Wild in Marin”. an American mycologist, naturalist, and writer, David is also the author of two popular mushroom field guides, “Mushrooms Demystified” and “All the Rain Promises and More.”
John Getz is a mushroom harvester working in the pacific northwest. What started as a hobby almost 37 years ago has become a full time business as the truffle market in Oregon has gained in popularity and credibility. John will be demonstrating how his expert truffle dogs are able to seek out these prized fungi.
Grilled cheese sandwiches with porcini powder
Polenta triangles with gorgonzola and mushroom
Chris Choate, CNC Provisions
Mushroom pate en croute
Kyle Swain, Watershed
Mushroom quiche with black trumpets and winter chanterelles
Julie Schreiber, Myco Ventures
Candy Cap Meringues
Eric Multhaup, MycoMarin Culinary Chair
Wild Chanterelle Soup
Finola Diaz, MycoMarin Culinary Member
Kevin Sadlier and Kiki Leseed, MycoMarin Culinary Members
Candy Cap Popcorn and Savory Shitake Furikake Popcorn
Green Jeans Garden Supply
Kevin Sadlier and Xander Wessels, owners of Green Jeans Garden Supply will be on hand to answer questions about wild mushrooms – as well as featuring some wonderful foraging tools and must-have mushroom books and guides.
Jewels of the Forest
Jewels of the Forest will be featuring their mushroom jerky products and providing mushroom bag instruction on how to grow your own mushrooms.
Botanical illustrator with an ever-expanding line of cards and fine art prints. Her award-winning botanical art has illustrated numerous journals and several books, and has graced packaging designs and educational posters. We are grateful for her artistic talents in creating the “Wild in Marin” artwork for current and past years.
Mycological Society of Marin (MycoMarin)
Learn about our forays, education programs and speakers as it relates to fungi. Tshirts, memberships, and answers to your mushroom questions await!
King of Mushrooms
The King himself, Todd Spanier, will be selling fresh mushrooms and other delicious mushroom-centric products – not to be missed! Extra special thanks for their silent auction donation “eat wild, be wild”, an incredible mushroom extravaganza you will not want to miss from our silent auction!
Front Porch Farms
Over the years, we have come to view farming as a symphony of life-affirming patterns; learning how to take care of the biotic community resident in our soils; orchestrating the succession of crops, each benefitting from its predecessor; and using Diversity as our guiding principle.
Element 28 Design
Brett Nichols has been the creative genius for MycoMarin’s website. From graphics, integration, promotion materials and artistic input…Element 28 Design has been an integral partner for MycoMarin. His company designs and develops creative solutions to meet ever-changing marketing needs —from branding and strategy to UX/UI design to programming, through project conception, development and implementation. www.element28design.com
MycoMarin’s video extraordinaire!! Harlen has been a member and shooting video for MycoMarin since 2017. He facilitated art production at Broderbund in the 90s. Changing over to video production at sf film festival, Comcast DVR development and Fibershed Zoom Video presentations. He was a member of MSSF for 10 years, going on many forays with David Arora down in Santa Cruz and then over to the Marin group. Other interests are ham radio, electronics, solar and playing bass in a few groups around Marin and San Francisco.