Contact: Nova Kim, Northeast Kingdom Mushroom Society

Leave a message at her voicemail box.

Call 1-800-699-2466, then press the # key to leave a message, then enter 802-249-9749 , or e-mail her 

?Food from the Forest? Is the Highlight of Albany, Vermont Dinner  

On August 3rd, 2002, at the Albany Methodist Church on Route 14 in Albany, Vermont, the Northeast Kingdom Mushroom Society is offering their second wild foods dinner this season. It will be prepared by Chef Tom Bivins of the Old Tavern Inn of Grafton, Vermont and other top professional chefs. To whet your appetite: Savory Strudel of Wild Sunchokes, Wild Ramps, with a Wild Watercress/Lobster Mushroom-Madiera Cream Sauce. Dinner will include a   Petite Salad of Wild Greens with Buttermilk-Wild Herb Dressing and Smoked Rainbow Trout, a delectable entree of Seared Salmon with Wild Chanterelle mushrooms/cream sauce served with corn pudding and exotic homemade Angelicaice cream for dessert. 

 Experts, harvesting responsibly, are in charge of collecting all of the wild edibles. They make sure to leave plenty of healthy specimens so that plant groups will be vital and available for generations to come.

If you?re interested in experiencing a fascinating foray into the woods in search of wild edibles, come early. A gentle walk along open trails will provide you with a wealth of information about what to look for... and what not to touch. Meet at the Albany Town Hall at 10:00 o?clock with your walking stick in hand.   The fee of $20 will be utilized to further help promote the upcoming First Annual Vermont Mushroom Festival.

This afternoon and evening event is a special opportunity to enjoy good company, good hunting and great eating.

Tickets for the dinner are $20 per setting, $10 for children under 12.  Advance purchase is highly recommended, as seating is limited.  Please reserve your tickets by no later than July 30th and indicate whether you would like to dine at the 6:00 p.m. or the 7:00 p.m. seating.  That is, groups will begin to be seated at 6:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. and will proceed as places at the tables are available. (This means you might not be seated exactly on the hour.) We cannot guarantee availability of tickets at the door.

Proceeds will be used to organize a unique Mushroom Festival this fall, the first weekend of October. It will be an educational, fun event for all ages. For more information, log on to 

To reserve your tickets to the benefit dinner on August 3rd, phone a special voicemail number for the Northeast Kingdom Mushroom Society and leave a message. It?s a three-step process. Call 1-800-699-2466, then listen to the instructions and press the # key. Next enter 802-249-9749 and leave your message ? again, after you?ve listened to the instructions. Or, e-mail wildorganics@yahoo.comBe sure to specify the number of tickets, if you prefer vegetarian, and whether you plan on arriving at 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.  


Vermont Wild Food Festival

Late Summer Benefit Dinner*

August 3rd, Saturday, 2002


Savory Strudel of Wild Sunchokes, Wild Leeks, Wild Watercress
Wild Lobster Mushroom - Madiera Cream Sauce


Petite Salad of Wild Greens with Buttermilk-Wild Herb Dressing
Smoked Rainbow Trout


Seared Salmon with Sauteed Wild Chanterelle Mushroom Cream Sauce
Served with Corn Pudding

Pasta Primevera with Wild Seasonal Mushrooms


Homemade Wild Angelica Ice Cream and Wild Elder Blossom Ice Cream
Wild Ginger Snaps and Wild Sarsparilla Sugar Syrup


Wild Flavor Teas and Waters
Organic Coffee, Regular & Decaf

Seating begins at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

By return request
Entertainment will once again be provided by
The Albany Hillbillies

*menu ingredients may vary due to weather conditions and/or availability