Shiitake mushrooms, above, while not native to Kentucky, can be grown here and are celebrated at the Mountain Mushroom Festival. The real star, though, is the morel, below, which grows wild in woods.
Shiitake mushrooms, above, while not native to Kentucky, can be grown here and are celebrated at the Mountain Mushroom Festival. The real star, though, is the morel, below, which grows wild in woods. Siri Stafford
Shiitake mushrooms, above, while not native to Kentucky, can be grown here and are celebrated at the Mountain Mushroom Festival. The real star, though, is the morel, below, which grows wild in woods. Siri Stafford

The treat of the Mountain Mushroom Festival: The morel

May 12, 2011 12:00 AM

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