Candy Cap Foray

CMS Forays are open only to CMS members, for more information on membership click here.

If you are interested in learning how to identify Candy Caps, then this is the foray for you.  Candy Caps are in the Lactarius genus of mushrooms and are a little tricky to master as they have several look-alikes. We do not often sponsor forays that are dedicated to identifying and gathering a single species of mushrooms. And, we do not often do forays during the week. But, Candy Caps are quite unusual and now is the time while they are out, and before our next rain cycle. Who knows, maybe mid-week forays will be a hit!

Rather than the typical umami mushroom flavor, Candy Caps taste like Maple Syrup and are used in desserts.  They do require a little more effort to utilize as Candy Caps must be dried before use. For more information on how to cook with Candy Caps, check out this page.

Your Foray Leaders for the Candy Cap foray will be Ron & Sandy Patton. Ron and Sandy have been mushroom hunting for around 11 years in Oregon, and have been CMS members since 2011. They lead the annual Community Foray and teach the Introduction to Wild Mushroom Hunting Class at the Amazon Community Center on behalf of CMS.  Sandy maintains the CMS website and they both publish the monthly CMS Enews.  

  • Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Location: East side of the Coast Range
  • Required mushroom permits: – No permit required for up to 1 gallon.
  • # of participants: 15, children accompanied by an adult are welcome, no dogs/pets

Registration process – Please register below. At the end of the registration period, if we have more than the foray limit; names will be selected from a series of random drawings using a random number generator from The first names (up to 10) will be selected from new CMS members. Then, everyone else will be included in the drawing. Foray partners are selected together. Even if you are not initially selected, we often have cancellations. No guests, Memberships will be verified.

Registration for the Candy Cap foray is closed.

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