**This product will be shipped via 1 day/overnight shipping to maintain the freshness and high quality of the mushrooms. We ship fresh products Mon-Wed only, so as to avoid the package being held at a shipping facility over the weekend. Once you receive them, they can be refrigerated for up to 14 days in a paper bag or cardboard box, though you will want to check them daily for freshness. Your mushrooms will be harvested within 1-2 days of your order for peak quality.
A culinary delight, our Chicken of the Woods are wild harvested by state certified mushroom experts at their peak of growth, and dried to perfection. This mushroom is a versatile choice edible that is fantastic as a meat replacement, used in a stir fry, or enjoyed all on their own. Their texture and flavor is similar to chicken, and is a favorite among chefs and foodies alike!
*Please cook mushrooms thoroughly before consuming
*This product is not regulated by the FDA. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness.*It is highly recommended to try a small portion of this mushroom before eating in large quantities. Some wild mushrooms may cause intestinal upset for some people.
We are a small family business located in northern Michigan. Our journey into the woods to find elusive gourmet mushrooms began early in life for us, but it really began to take off several years ago when a family member shared a variety of wild mushrooms for us to sample. Among them were Black Trumpets, and that was all it took! We fell in love, and began venturing out to the woods with our 8 children in tow. We collected mushrooms, took spore prints, and researched day and night. We scoured books and online resources to learn all that we could, and ultimately earned our certification in wild mushroom identification through the State of Michigan. This would allow us to be able to sell our foraged goodies, which was perfect, as our bounties became more than we could consume, preserve, and gift to friends and family. Thus began our adventures with Taste of the Earth.
All of our wild plants and mushrooms are harvested by our family of experts, and carefully inspected every step of the way to verify identity and quality - from harvesting, to processing and packaging. We never outsource, and take great pride in the fact that our products are found in the deepest reaches of the remote forests of northern Michigan - far from roads, businesses, cities, and homes.
Sustainable foraging practices are at the forefront of what we do. We prioritize forest locations that are marked or scheduled to be clear cut in the near future for the bulk of our foraging. Especially for items like Chaga and Wild Ramps, as these take a bit of time to grow, and may easily be harmed if over-harvested. We always leave more than we take, and are careful not to harm the trees, substrate, mycelium/mychorrizal networks, rhizomes, etc. while harvesting the fruits.
We are excited to share our bounty with you! Feel free to take a peek at the varieties we have to offer, and reach out if you have any questions!