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Flora & Fungi Wild Food Adventures

Fall in Love with the Outdoors through Food

Small group, hands-on foraging, fishing, and cooking excursions crafted to deepen our relationships with the natural world. 

Pop-Up Ecosystem-based Dinners and Creative Collaboration Food Events. 

Sign up to our monthly mailing list to learn about upcoming adventures! We are looking for safe morel hunting spots, a ritual-based wild dinner deep in the forest, and wild truffle pop-ups, and more. 

 

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Upcoming Events

  • Wild Mushroom Weekend at Camp Earnest
    Nov 17, 3:00 PM – Nov 20, 11:00 AM
    Twain Harte, 21553 Cedar Springs Rd, Twain Harte, CA 95383, USA
    Three-night mountain retreat includes lodging, OMG chef-prepared meals, drinks, speakers, mushroom foraging, truffle dog demonstrations, stargazing and a silent disco.
  • Winter Revelry
    Sat, Dec 03
    Marin County
    Dec 03, 4:30 PM – Dec 04, 11:00 AM
    Marin County, Mt Tamalpais, California 94941, USA
    Come explore the vibrancy and beauty of the redwood forest through rituals, hiking, wild food, dance, and much more! (Image by Tom Killion)
  • Porcini & Chanterelle Camp
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Dec 17
    Salt Point State Park
    Dec 17, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Salt Point State Park , 25050 CA-1, Jenner, CA 95450, USA
    Learn to locate and identify porcini & chanterelles, and then cook them over a live fire along the beautiful California Coast. Limited to 15 guests.
  • Porcini & Chanterelle Camp
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Dec 18
    Salt Point State Park
    Dec 18, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Salt Point State Park , 25050 CA-1, Jenner, CA 95450, USA
    Learn to locate and identify porcini & chanterelles, and then cook them over a live fire along the beautiful California Coast. Limited to 15 guests.
 
 
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Testimonials

Maria's porcini camp was great!  She walked us through the identifying features, habitat, and indicator species before leading a forage through likely territory.  Throughout the day, Maria shared her deep knowledge of the local ecology, identified other mushrooms and plants we found while hunting, and shared stories about other mushrooming adventures.  The camp concluded with an incredible campfire porcini risotto for lunch.  While conditions on the day-of weren't ideal, we retraced our steps a couple weeks later and found several enormous porcinis!  

Andreas Bastian

Alaska Wild Food Camp changed our lives! We moved closer to Alaska after we went on Maria’s mind and mouth expansive experience last August. We paddled in a glacier lake, learned how to fish and prep whole sockeye, identify edible sea plants and forest fungi to bring back to a comfy camp and eat everything but the fin. Recommend for anyone ready to see where mother nature is still a true wild child. 

-Pamela & Denise

We went to  Alaska last summer with  Maria and her team.  The trip was well organized and in a  stunning and unique location that would not be generally available.  The food camp involved a combination of food-educational events such as mushroom hunting, seaweed gathering, breaking down salmon, and cooking.  We also did sea kayaking and guided hikes with a local expert on the  history and geology of  the stunningly beautiful area.  People could participate as they desired, it was  a low-pressure, high-fun environment that was the perfect blend of relaxed socializing with individual time and organized activities without pressure to attend.  Make room, I'm signing up for more!

Kari Kelly

 

Maria & Flora Jayne

Your Guides

Maria Finn is an author and chef living on a houseboat in Sausalito. Before adopting Flora Jayne, the truffle dog-in-training, she was an ocean faring cat lady. (She still loves the sea and her cats). She often writes about food and sustainability and so when she began working as a private chef, she focused on sourcing regenerative foods and food she forages along the California Coast. From seaweed to chanterelles, she believes that harvesting wild food is an intimate and visceral way to connect with nature.

She smelled her first black Périgord truffle about 10 years ago. It reached inside her and made her want it more than anything in the world. This desire has led her to the forest and her truffle-dog-in-training, Flora Jayne. 

  

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