2021 Morels & Memories Mushroom Hunt

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2021 Morels & Memories Mushroom Hunt

Lending Morel support to benefit Alzheimer's research

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Saturday May 22nd
12:30 PM-4:30 PM
Swede Lake Road, Watertown, MN, USA
Swede Lake Rd, Watertown, MN 55388, USA


The Morels and  Memories Mushroom Hunt & Alzheimer’s Fundraiser was started in honor of my mother Heidi Vanderlinde, who was diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, in 2011, at the age of 49, and sadly lost her battle to the disease August 2019.  The fundraiser is now on it’s 5th year, raising almost $18k and counting towards fighting Alzheimer’s disease.

100% of donations will be going to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund

Come join the hunt for the elusive Morel mushroom, our Minnesota State mushroom.
Experienced guides will take you on private property, less than an hour from the Twin Cities, to assist you on the hunt!

Prizes for the first, largest, most morels found! 

Keep what you find!

Raise the most funds as a team this year,  and you and up to 3 other paid participants of your choice, will get to be personally guided by Gentleman Forager Mike Kempenich, owner of Forest to Fork!

Learn tips and tricks on locating Morels

Learn how to identify Morels

Learn how to clean and store Morels

Learn how to cook with Morels by watching and sampling at cooking demonstration

Music this year JustUs

*Please note, as Morels are only grow wild, and there are no guarantees you will find any

*Please dress for the woods, there are things like sharp branches, poison ivy, and wood ticks in the woods so make sure you dress accordingly

General admission to participate will be $50 per person. 

$75 for the Philanthropist Package, that includes sweet commemorative swag, and an entry in a drawing to win tickets to the Wild Food Fandango, in St. Paul!

We are requesting an additional donation in the amount of your choice for children 12 and under

Signage will be posted the day of the event on Swede Lake Road

Early registration highly recommended

Posted by Courtney Iverson