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Tips for Morel Hunting in Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore

Tips for Morel Hunting in Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore

PAID CONTENT Here in Northern Michigan, spring means we’re hunting for morel mushrooms, and one favorite spot is Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. A tell-tale sign foraging season has begun? Cars parked alongside M-22, their occupants walking toward the hills,...

Create a Foraged Feast with Morels in Northern Michigan

Create a Foraged Feast with Morels in Northern Michigan

The gifts of Northern Michigan's woods find a place at our table as friends combine their talents for a foraged meal and nature-inspired decor. Featured in the May 2020 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine. Subscribe. What happens when good friends walk a...

A Traverse City Wine Dinner Event You Have to Experience

A Traverse City Wine Dinner Event You Have to Experience

PAID CONTENT An intimate Traverse City wine dinner brings together new friends and old to delight in the magic of expert wine and food pairings at Chateau Chantal.We turn onto a winding drive named Rue de Vin. The French words translate to "street of wine," aptly...

How to Find Morels: Tips from a Pro Forager

How to Find Morels: Tips from a Pro Forager

A forager returns to Northern Michigan to roam her homeland seeking morels and a connection with her father. (Bonus: Tips on how to find morels below!) Featured in the May 2018 issue of Traverse Magazine. Get your copy. My father has secured us an orchard. It’s an old...

6 Tips For Finding Morel Mushrooms in Northern Michigan

6 Tips For Finding Morel Mushrooms in Northern Michigan

After years of hunting for morel mushrooms, Eric LaPaugh, owner of Leelanau Adventures, has a lot of experience looking for the tasty morsels. Try these six tips for finding morel mushrooms in Northern Michigan. Timing is everything Morels grow best in spring,...

5 Tips to Find More Morels in Northern Michigan

5 Tips to Find More Morels in Northern Michigan

Improve your odds of finding morels in Northern Michigan with this hunter’s tip sheet. Cut it out, tape it to the fridge. It’s a distillation of tips from several morel experts whose advice we’ve tapped over the years. Know the concept of micro-environment. For...

Delicious Spring Recipes with Traverse City Chef Pete Peterson

Delicious Spring Recipes with Traverse City Chef Pete Peterson

Renowned Traverse City Chef Pete Peterson shares some of his favorite spring recipes with Traverse food and wine editor Tim Tebeau. It’s May in the North. Lowland patches pop with the green gyres of fiddlehead ferns, black morels flush under big tooth aspen, and...

Morel Mushrooms: How to Find, Store and Cook Morels

Morel Mushrooms: How to Find, Store and Cook Morels

Tips on morels and morel mushroom hunting, as well as the how-to on cleaning morels as well as storing morels to cook with in the future.

Morel Hunting in Northern Michigan

Morel Hunting in Northern Michigan

English instructor James McCullough, at North Central Michigan College, in Petoskey, asked his students to write essays about Northern Michigan life. Then he asked MyNorth to share six of the essays on the World Wide Web. We said yes. We are posting one each weekday...

The North’s Most Renowned Morel Mushroom Hunter Shares His Secrets

The North’s Most Renowned Morel Mushroom Hunter Shares His Secrets

Carrie Tebeau heads into the woods with the North’s most renowned morel mushroom hunter, Ken Harris, to see what he’s doing that the rest of us aren’t. This article is featured in the May 2015 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine. Get your copy! Clouds of...

Morels in Northern Michigan Restaurants

Morels in Northern Michigan Restaurants

Morels are cropping up in Northern Michigan restaurants come spring. Find the marvelous morels at these premium dining destinations and taste the spectrum of spring’s bounty Up North. Find morels and more in the May 2015 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s...

Mad About Morels: Rowe Inn’s Morel Dinners

Mad About Morels: Rowe Inn’s Morel Dinners

For 38 years and counting, the Rowe Inn’s Morel Dinner Series in the small Northern Michigan town of Ellsworth has set the bar for Northern Michigan’s most iconic food find: the morel mushroom. The owner of the Northern Michigan restaurant, Wes Westhoven, reflects on...

May Food Events in Northern Michigan: Morels in May, Swine & Dine and More

May Food Events in Northern Michigan: Morels in May, Swine & Dine and More

Like the bear who awakens from a winter's hibernation, it's time to recharge for an active spring and summer by chowing down at some Northern Michigan events featuring the area's finest food.  Here's a mouthful cooking classes, wine tastings in Leelanau County, and...

Morels: Why You May Never Be A Certified Wild Mushroom Provider

Morels: Why You May Never Be A Certified Wild Mushroom Provider

The State of Michigan provides little guidance on what it takes to be a certified mushroom provider.  How will increased attention from regional health departments affect the cottage industry of wild mushroom gathering? 1 in 10. That's the likelihood of plucking a...