Monday, August 3, 2009
While taking a drive the other day, we passed through a little town called Boyne City. It sits on a very nice lake and seems to be a nice place to visit. I came across this mural while getting gas and it seemed to be rather unusual. I made some inquiries and discovered than Boyne City plays host to The National Morel Mushroom Festival which takes place about the middle of May. In addition to all the usual carnival things, there are prizes awarded to the largest, smallest, best dressed Morel mushroom and all kinds of other categories. There are seminars on foraging, cooking, identification, etc. While not as popular nor as valuable as it's relative , The Truffle, it is still a prized and tasty relative. So if you are in the area next May, leash up your pig and take to the woods;it's Morel season.