Fairies & Mushroom

Tacoma, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Venus

5 hours, Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will be gathering together in exploring local areas around and other local areas in Tacoma looking for fungi that is growing . I will go over the difference between a real and a fake Look-alike Fungi. We will also cover ways to cook the mushrooms.

Other things to note
The tours will be fun and uplifting we will try to do reasonable trails so no one will get hurt hopefully we'll find gold

Meet your host, Venus

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Greetings everyone my name is Venus Johnson I’m from the bay area. Berkeley California in my early 20s I moved up to Yosemite California. Iived in a cute little town called Twain heart that’s where I learned to mushroom hunt with a mushroom guide. Who taught me all about morel mushrooms I’ve been joyed mushroom hunting through the years many places I would like to share this experience with you all
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Where you'll be

We will be visiting different mountain . We also will be visiting local areas that are not such high elevation Depending on the weather.

Rated 3.75 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

October 2021
It was an interesting experience. You are definitely just paying to hang out with Venus for the afternoon. She is a very kind person and stopped to talk with many people along the trail. She was very knowledgeable about sovereign citizenship topics and she was not afraid to speak her mind. make sure you're comfortable venturing onto private property without permission.
September 2021
This experience was absolutely great! Venus is very knowledgeable and passionate about mycology. She took us to a great area for finding mushrooms and we were able to find a large variety of HUGE mushrooms! Venus was great throughout the whole experience and she is willing to share all of her tips and tricks for finding ANY type of mushroom. I will be strongly recommending this experience to all of my friends. Thanks, Venus!
September 2021
Host will expect you to drive. She is also a beginner Mushroom forager. Then knowledge that she does have is for magic mushrooms which was not something that I was interested in. If that’s what you want this might be a good adventure for you. We ended up going to a state park where she informed me it was illegal to pick mushrooms. This was not the type of experience I was expecting.
May 2021
Had a great time mushroom hunting with Venus! We found a good amount of mushrooms and she even packed a surprise for us! Super nice, fun experience 😊
May 2021
We took a one-day trip to Mr. Rainier. My priority was to get to the top of the mountain while making brief stops along the way to look for mushrooms. We mostly saw small brown mushrooms on top of downed trees. Venus is a wealth of information and tons of fun to hang out with. She was super helpful taking picture and she even gave me a small jar with a variety of dehydrated mushrooms as a gift. Best day trip I’ve ever had.
February 2020
We met up with Venus, who then told us that her car was in the shop. She tried to have a friend drive her but was unsuccessful. Venus was very happy to learn I had a rental car and suggested that I drive us to the locations. I did take us to one. We walked around looking for mushrooms. It was not mushroom season. Venus told us morel mushrooms were in season from June to October. We visited in February. We were given no recipes other than a suggestion that mushrooms can be put in soups and casseroles. We had no tasting of mushrooms experience. To be honest I felt scammed and thought Venus should have paid us for the experience. The positive part of our experience was that Venus was very energetic and friendly.

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

Guess should bring gloves comfortable walking shoes rain gear don't forget your hat and gloves and bottled water and snacks