Mushroom course in Kvarken

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Mushroom course in Kvarken

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During this course you will learn to identify Finnish mushrooms and get tips on how to cook and store them. We will be also tasting the mushrooms as we will prepare lunch of what we pick. And last but not least, you’ll get to spend time in nature and to explore Kvarken Archipelago that belongs to UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The course is instructed by Sanna Autere who is a certified wild-plant, mushroom and berry adviser as well a food journalist, and Inzwa’s Farayi Masuka who is an experienced safari and wilderness guide as well as a chef.

SATURDAY is BEGINNERS’ DAY. We will focus on basics and you will learn the most important points of what to take into account when identifying and picking mushrooms. You will also get tips on how to prepare mushrooms for eating.

SUNDAY is for more ADVANCED mushroom pickers who would like to deepen their knowledge. This intensive day will provide you a bit more theory compared to beginners’ day and will focus on edible mushrooms that are not the most common. You will also get couple of interesting recipes to try at home.

ACCOMMODATION is possible in our course venue, the Sommarö fortress, in a dorm bed. Sommarö fortress is located in a beautiful place close to the sea. Accommodation costs 10€/person.

OPTIONAL EVENING PROGRAMME on Saturday is your time to get to know other participants as we will organize a delicious barbecue. Both beginners’ course and advanced course participants are welcome to participate in the programme.

In order to support individual learning as well as to protect the environment, we wish to keep the group size small. Maximum number of participants for beginners course is 15 people and for advanced course 10 people.

TIME AND VENUE: Beginners 28.9.2019 / Advanced 29.9.2019 Sommarö, Raippaluoto in Mustasaari


  • Two levels available: beginners and advanced

  • To identify and pick mushrooms in practice

  • Tips for cooking and storing mushrooms

PRICE includes theory, guiding, ingredients for cooking during the course, coffee/tea. If you don’t have a car, don’t worry! You can book the course with return transport from Vaasa with additional 15€/person. Feel free to use your own vehicle as well.

GOOD TO KNOW ABOUT BOOKING: Please sign up for this course at latest on 15.9.2019. Before booking, please go through Terms and Condition and our Privacy Policy, as you will need to confirm reading them when finalizing your booking.