I've always loved mushrooms on a nice medium-rare steak or deep-fried with some ranch, they always taste delicious. I've seen people online pick wild mushrooms to eat and wanted to do the same, but I had no clue how to do it properly. Now there are classes you can take to learn how to find and cook wild mushrooms in Michigan.

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Mitchell State Park in Cadillac, Michigan is offering the classes as part of the Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy, which offers in-depth instruction for a range of outdoor activities at locations around the state.

What Will You Learn In The Class?

According to Mlive participants will learn where to look for and how to identify a variety of Michigan’s edible wild mushrooms, as well as proper handling techniques for transport, cleaning, consumption, and home preservation.

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When Are The Classes?

There are four classes you can sign up for that run from May-August. You might want to sign up fast - each class is limited to just 40 people.

Sunday, May 29th

Sunday, June 19th

Sunday, July 10th 

Saturday, Aug 20th

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How Much Do Classes Cost?

The cost for this class is $40 and includes lunch.

How To Sign Up

To register for this class, go to Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses and click on the "Purchase a License" button. Sign in (using either a username and password or your ID and birthdate) and find the class under the Outdoor Skills Academy tab.

You can get more details about the classes and sign up here

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