Explore Beebe Woods with expert mushroom foragers Tyler Akabane and Lindsay Blevins of Mushrooms for My Friends. Tyler and Lindsay will take you on a 60–90-minute walk through Beebe Woods and forage for mushrooms. Tyler is the owner of the Mushroom Shop in Somerville, MA where they specialize in culinary mushrooms and related items, including books, fermented items, unique produce and one of a kind pantry items.
While working as a music teacher for students with special needs, Akabane prowled the woods after work for mushrooms. Sometimes he picked more than he could eat and offered them to local chefs. About 10 years ago the hobbyist was able to shift his passion into a full-time job when he joined mushroom legend Ben Maleson‘s wholesale business which supplies acclaimed Boston restaurants. But Akabane said he always dreamed of having his own shop, and the pandemic made it a reality.
Following the walk, Highfield culinary instructors will provide a sampling of mushroom appetizers on our porch to sample while continuing the conversation with Tyler and Lindsay. Bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds afterward if you like. Please dress and come prepared for a 60-90 minute walk.
Register online today or call 508-495-1878 ext. 2