Spring has arrived in Savannah. Azaleas are popping, more people are vaccinated, and human life is catching up with the natural world. All through this pandemic, fungi has been doing its thing, don’t you know? I learned more about that today, when the Landings Garden Club hosted a ‘Shroom Walk with mushroom grower and businessman, Ancil Jacques.
Ancil is the owner of Swampy Appleseed Mushrooms. He is very entertaining and his expertise was shared with some stalwart members of the Landings Garden Club this morning as we took a Mushroom Walk.
We met Priest Head Landing, on Skidaway Island. In this remote area of the island, the walking trail showed its treasures this morning as we learned so much about mushrooms and the importantance of fungi.
Some ladies took home a block of specially formulated sawdust with spores of an edible mushroom, and some like me, were content to buy a bag of mushrooms.
I am thinking risotto tonight?
I think a trip to the Forsyth Farmers Market this Saturday morning in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, is where you will find me, purchasing more mushrooms from Ancil….he is there every Saturday morning to sell his marvelous mushrooms!