Second Annual Rockwood Mushroom Fest – September 19, 2015

                                                                                                                   We did it! 

                                                             Our first Rockwood Mushroom Fest was a heart-warming success,
                                                       attracting 1000 people who were crazy about mushrooms.
                                                                  We just had to plan the Second Annual RMF

                                                                                                So…


This year on Saturday, September 19, from 10 am to 5 pm, you will once again have the opportunity to taste mushroom recipe samples prepared by more chefs.


We have added:
                              - Japanese and East Indian cuisine;
                              - A fourth chef demo of mushroom onigiri by Jess Mantell of Toronto’s Abokichi http://www.abokichi.com/;
                              - Paul Mattina of Mattina’s Cucina in Georgetown will blend the fabulous flavours of gorgonzola and mushrooms

                                on croustini;
                              - Roger Dufau of Drew House in Elora (see photo on right) will return to reveal the secrets of his delicious

                                mushroom stuffings; and
                              - Yasser Qahawish of Guelph’s Artisanale will focus on wild mushroom preparation and preservation in his demo.

We have also added:
                              - Two more presentations in the church on mushrooms for a total of four, covering everything from identifying

                                wild mushrooms to woodland cultivation of shitake mushrooms;
                              - Royal City Brewery beer tasting;
                              - Two wild mushroom hikes guided by Grand River Conservation Authority interpreters in the Rockwood

                                Conservation Area;
                              - A kiosk featuring mushroom sachets;
                              - More wine sampling – Bill Redelmeier of Southbrook (photo above) had a busy afternoon last year! And More!

                                                                             Are you an artist?
                                                                             You’ll remember the amazing gallery of mushroom art from last year – The competition is once again open this

                                                                             year it’s called the "Where the Mushrooms Are" Art Exhibition and Sale. 
                                                                             Why not submit a work this year?  There are two categories – Adult and Children 12 and under. 
                                                                             You might win the People’s Choice Cash Prize!
                                                                             Register now – Space is limited.  You will have time before the delivery date in mid-September to finish your work. 

                                                                             For details please visit: http://www.rockwoodmushroomfest.ca/art-show--where-the-mushrooms-are-.html.
                                                                             You may also make your creation available for sale if you wish.  A good number of submitted art works were sold

                                                                             last year.

Would you like to volunteer? 
We need lots of volunteers to help with everything from assisting chefs to clean-up.  A few donated hours

make all the difference to us.  We’re volunteers too!  Our volunteer coordinator, Elisabeth Crha, would love

to hear from you: elisabethcrha@gmail.com  See attached poster!

We look forward to seeing you again this year! Bring your friends and relations.  More updates to come!!.