2010 NEMF Samuel Ristich Foray
34th Annual Foray of the Northeast Mycological Federation


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This is the last post before the Foray begins.

See the Registration Page for the Registration Desk Schedule for the Foray.

We have posted the schedule for the Foray on the Program Page.

You can pre-register for Walks, Workshops and Lectures here.

We have posted vendors on the Program page.

If you are curious about Ukrainian Culture see the links on the Program page.

Copies of Gary Lincoff's new book, The Complete Mushroom Hunter, signed by the author, will be available at the Foray. See VENDORS on the Program page.

The former Database Manager, Gene Yetter, has compiled a species checklist drawn from three past NEMF Forays held in the Catskills region.
To download a copy click here.

Directions & Maps page has been updated. We have added a downloadable version there.

Our Socials Chair, Sue Rose has invited participation in the planned Evening Socials. See the Program page for her request.

Our Mycophagy chair, Elinoar Shavit, has put out a call for recipes to be used at our mushroom tasting on Saturday afternoon. For more information see the Program page.

The Northeast Mycological Federation is holding its 2010 Sam Ristich Foray at Soyuzivka, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Center, in Kerhonkson, NY. Soyuzivka  (Soy-u-'zhif-ka) is just south of the Catskills in the Shawangunk Ridge region, easily accessible from I-87 and I-84.

Modeled after the architecture of the Carpathian mountains, the buildings that make up the resort were embellished by the famous woodcarver, Cherniovsky. Building FrontThe venue is well equipped to host our foray, having comfortable rooms for well over 200—most with their own bathrooms, several areas for lectures and workshops,Viselka a mycophagy kitchen and a huge hall for display and evening presentations. And we have booked the entire facility for our weekend event!

Ulster County Forests There are nearly 400 acres of land and two miles of trails at Soyuzivka. One day in September 2009, more than 60 taxa were found in one hour! Walk sites will take advantage of over 15,000 acres within a short distance of the Heritage Center. In September there is usually enough rain to hydrate the soils of this region for plentiful mushroom fruiting.

For a lively promotional video prepared by Dianna Smith, the Foray Chair, go to YouTube: