Northern California: Foraging

Animal Planet's Forrest Galante shares his expert tips for foraging along the Northern California coastline.

Cooking Tips

“As long as the mushrooms are fresh (and you know what species you have) you can’t go wrong with a stovetop saute in butter,” Forrest says. Don’t forget a field guide to mushrooms! Forrest recommends these two guides to foraging in Mother Nature’s garden.

Eating Tip

“As long as the mushrooms are fresh (and you know what you are working with) you can’t go wrong with a stovetop sauté in butter” – Forrest

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Timing Tip

Foraging is the most plentiful in the spring and fall. Aim to go about 10 days after a good rain for the best harvest.