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2017 Foray dates and directions

To participate in the forays, an individual's dues must be paid. Dues cover the calendar year January 1 thru December 31st and are not pro-rated. Rates are the same whether you pay in January or July. Yearly dues remain $10 per individual, $15 per family which covers the four annual forays. You can print a membership application from the club's website and mail this application, along with your check to our treasurer Tom Sweene.

All SVMS forays: Sign In At 9:30am. Walks Will Start Promptly At 10:00am. No dogs are allowed at Any Forays. NOTE: Bring to each foray your own chair and drink! You will probably eat more than the cost of membership in foods provided at the forays. Most of our activities are in Broome and Tioga counties in New York, and Susquehanna county in Pennsylvania. Follow the link to see photos from previous forays.


Spring "Morel" Foray

Saturday May 20th, 2017

Little Fields Farms State Route 79, Town of Fenton, NY

This foray will be hosted by Richard Progovitz, but located at Gil's cottage. Meet at the Littlefeild farm Cottage at 9:30 am. Look for signs. The Cottage is White and on the North side of the road. Traveling west to east, additional parking is at Gil's located beyond the cottage, on the same side of the road. His place has tan siding and red brick. Trucks can park in front of the pond if the ground is dry enough.
Two forays will be offered. A more easygoing and shorter in distance foray, and the usual high paced dash to hit the known morel patches.
Also: "How to cultivate mushrooms" --a talk and demo.
Directions: From Binghamton, go to I88 and get off at Exit 3 in Port Crane. Take a left at the stop sign and stay on 369E, which changes into Route 79. we are approximately 5 3/4 miles past State Park (Lilly Lake) and 3/4 mile before you get to “Windy Hill Candle Factory”, on Route 79. 607-648-4625
The foray will last until 3pm and is rain or shine. The cottage will provide plenty of cover in case of rain and has a stove. Please bring a dish to pass. Contact phone number : 607-648-4625 or with any questions Map


Martin Foray

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Martin's Forest in Oakland Pennsylvania

Sign in at 9:30 am, foray begins at 10:00. This early summer foray usually finds lots of edibles including Black trumpets, Chanterelles, and Lobsters. Additionally a wide variety of boletus are found. Feel free to bring a dish to pass though the Martins usually have lots of outrageous food. You should bring a chair to sit on, and your drinks. If you want to ride to the top of the hill, bring a cushion. Come rain or shine, covered areas are provided. There are two forays, one is easier to walk. Map - GPS: N41 57.536, W75 36.498 Deg/Min: 41.9589 N, 75.6083 W Lat/Log: N 41dd 57mm 32ss, W 75dd 36mm 29ss


Also: "How to preserve and care for mushrooms" --a talk with recipes.

Little Field Foray

Saturday August 26th, 2017

Little Fields Farm, 5374 State Route 79, Town of Fenton, NY

The SVMS second summer foray is held at Little Fields Farm. Please come to camp (Friday thru Sunday) or commute for the day. All formal activities at the foray will start at 9:30am Saturday morning and last till Saturday after lunch. This is an outdoor event so bring your tent if you wish to camp. As usual, please bring a dish to pass for Saturday's Lunch.
There will be multiple foray trails and there is a good track record of this location providing a wealth of mushroom varieties this time of year. In past year edible mushrooms have been found and cooked on site.
Also: A Cooking demonstration before the meal.
Directions: From Binghamton, go to I88 and get off at Exit 3 in Port Crane. Take a left at the stop sign and stay on 369E, which changes into Route 79. we are approximately 5 3/4 miles past State Park (Lilly Lake) and 3/4 mile before you get to “Windy Hill Candle Factory”, on Route 79.
The foray will last until 3pm and is rain or shine. The cottage will provide plenty of cover in case of rain and has a stove. Please bring a dish to pass. Contact phone number : 607-648-4625 or with any questions Map


NEMF 2017

July 27-31 2017

Stratton Mountain Resort in Bondville Vermont

Foray Info and Forms.


Fall Foray

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Linda Hammond’s Estate, Owego NY

Meet at the Hammond Estate at 9:30am. Bring a dish to pass. This foray is usually very productive in number of finds and range of species. Two different foray paths are offered. Linda's estate provides a variety of ecologies from hardwoods to evergreens, forest to field. Covered area's are available so this is a rain or shine event. The speedway has been moved. Just after the Railroad overpass bridge, turn right on Glen Mary Drive. Watch for mushroom signs. Map - GPS: N42 5.9961, W76 21.2948 Deg/Min: 42.099935 N, 76.354913 W Lat/Log: N 42dd 5mm 59ss, W 76dd 21mm 17ss


Also: We will have a microscope and things to see .




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