Morels are hunted yearly by thousands of foragers and foodies right here in Minnesota. Most come up empty-handed, but with the guidance and expertise of Gentleman Forager, MorelFest is searching out and cooking up the best the state offers. 

Find out more at the event, but for a little preview:

  • Did you know that morels (morchella esculentoides) are known by many other names, including hickory chickens, miracles, molly moochers or dryland fish?
  • Morels are true tree huggers—and pop thanks to their symbiotic relationship with different trees.
  • Morels are almost impossible to grow as a cash crop. Their elusive nature may be one of the biggest reasons they’re so tasty.