Local mushroomers share fungus facts at Stillwater Public Library Sept. 18

Mushroom Mania(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Aug. 28, 2014) –– Shiitake, enoki, oyster, maitake, lion’s mane and reishi are just some of the types of mushrooms that foodies, foragers and other interested participants will learn about at the Stillwater Public Library’s program, “Mushroom Mania.” The program, which takes place Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m., features Doug and Sandra Williams from Lost Creek Mushroom Farm.

“Doug was a foraging enthusiast and mycological society member before we turned his interest into a business,” said Sondra Williams. “In 1986, we began experimenting with spawning shiitake mushrooms. Today, we have two large greenhouses producing over a thousand of shiitake mushroom logs each year.”

The Williams’ will share their expertise to teach participants about many different types of mushrooms, how to cook with them, and their medicinal properties. Participants will also learn which mushrooms can be found in the wild and how mushrooms are grown.

At the end of the program, participants will be invited to sample prepared mushrooms. Recipes for using mushrooms in cooking will be provided.

“Mushroom Mania” is free, but registration is requested and available on the library’s website, by calling the Help Desk at (405) 372-3633 x 8106 or by emailing askalibrarian@stillwater.org.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).  Visit the library online at http://library.stillwater.org.