By Brian Hackney

Brian travels to Santa Cruz for the 37th annual Fungus Festival. He’ll meet mushroom maniacs, forage for fungi in the forest, and learn how to avoid the deadly “Death Cap” mushroom that, once eaten, could kill you in a matter of hours!


Santa Cruz Fungus Fair

Santa Cruz Fungus Federation

Bonny Doon Vineyard Tasting Room

328 Ingalls Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 425-4518

Oswald Restaurant

121 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-7427

Adobe on Green B&B

103 Green Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 469-9866

David Arora – mushroom expert

Todd Spanier – mushroom chef

Far West Fungi

1 Ferry Building, Shop 34
San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 989-9090


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