The Asheville Mushroom Club is a diverse group of people whose common interest is to learn about fungi. Anyone with an interest in mushrooms is encouraged to join!

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Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are open to the public and feature a guest speaker and recent area finds.

Time & Date

7:00 PM on the last Thursday of the month, March through November.


The US Forest Service building.
It is located at 160 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

2019 Schedule

Monthly meetings are done for the year, they will resume in March of 2019. We will post updated speaker information once next year's speakers are lined up. Have a wonder winter!


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Members of the Club are eligible to participate in the many forays we host throughout the year.


Each month members are emailed a copy of Sporadic News containing all the latest club info.


Dried Leccinum "Bacon"

Recipe by: George Lowe and Suzanne Pell, Cooking with the Asheville Mushroom Club, p. 52

  • Leccinum ponderosum, Leccinum manzanitae (or local boletes)
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying

Slice mushrooms in uniform slices about 1/8 - 1/4 inch thin and dry until crispy. When ready to prepare, soak mushrooms in warm water or favorite stock until flexible but not fully imbibed (about 1 minute). Pat surfaces dry with a towel. Sprinkle with a little salt. Fry in hot oil until brown while holding flat with a spatula for uniform browning. Serve hot.

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