3 day sketch & forage field trip to West Sweden this October

We’re really excited about our collaboration with 2 talented artists this October.

You’ll explore the beautiful forests of West Sweden with us and artists Andrea Joseph @aheavysoul and David Lowther @davidlowtherartist for three days of masterclasses:

Mushroom walks and identification with Get Funghi.

Painting the scene; learn to paint trees and forests, on location, with David Lowther.

Start your own nature journal. @aheavysoul will show you how! She’ll combine sketches and note-taking, inspired by our foraged finds, to create your very own illustrated journal.

Dates are October 6th, 7th & 8th 2022.

All abilities (including beginners) welcome.

Price for masterclasses, all food and airport transfer from Gothenburg Landvetter Airport (recommended flight only): £400

Accommodation in three different properties on the same lane priced separately, from £60 to £200 for four nights. The course will be based around our properties on the island of Orust, click the link for pictures and information. There are 9 places available.

Flights booked by participants, we recommend Ryanair from Manchester to Gothenburg Landvetter Weds 10.05 – 12.50 & returning on Sunday am.

Email us at info@getfunghi.co.uk for full details. See you in Sweden?

Bengt’s Chilli Oil

We’re delighted to add a new product to our range, one which you might be surprised to see there. Why on earth Chilli Oil? It has nothing to do with wild mushrooms! Or Sweden…

The reason is that our passion is, quite simply, for good ingredients with delicious flavours. Bengt’s particular love is for chilli in all it’s forms, and over the years he has made a delicious chilli oil for personal use that family and friends describe as ‘addictive’. So it seemed selfish to not let others try it too!

It’s full of flavour, with a good sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds to give it crunch, and a lovely chilli kick. It makes a great dipping oil with a good bread, is lovely with pasta, perfect for adding to breakfast eggs, on top of curries, you name it. It more or less goes with everything savoury you want a chilli flavour in!

At the moment you can buy it in the North West at Millers’ Refillers in New Mills; Epicerie Ludo in Chorlton; Back’s Deli in Heaton Moor and Dutsons in Marple Bridge, with more stockists to be added as we roll it out.

We hope you enjoy trying it!

Where to get our mushrooms….

We count ourselves lucky to have such a great selection of top quality stockists all over the country selling our products.

If you’re looking for delicious ingredients for your special dinners, or presents for the foodies in your life, you can buy our 15g packs of dried wild porcini, forest mix and winter chanterelle, 20g jars of porcini powder and 125 ml bottles of Bengt’s Chilli Oil from the following fantastic delis, where there is usually a selection of free recipe postcards to take home as well:

 

Totally Swedish in London who sell in store and online.

Epicerie Ludo in Chorlton, South Manchester

The Lambton Larder in Bakewell, Derbyshire

8th Day Coop in Manchester

Back’s Deli in Heaton Moor, South Manchester

Bele Bakery, in our home town of New Mills, Derbyshire

Dutsons in Marple Bridge, Cheshire

Chinley Cheese in Chinley, Derbyshire

Fosters of Chapel in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire

Source Food in Bristol with an online store and local home delivery

Plus our four latest additions to the Get Funghi family:

Jones of Brockley, London, in their East Dulwich store

Millers Refillers, also in our home town of New Mills, Derbyshire

Door 34 Cafe in New Mills who stock Bengt’s Chilli Oil

Ashby’s of Sale in the re-vamped Stanley Square, Sale, Cheshire

 

You can also taste Get Funghi mushrooms in our friendly local cafe Little Fika in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, who serve a delicious vegan creamy wild mushroom open sandwich.

 

And if Christmas Markets are your thing we’ll be at the FAB (Food and Arts at the Basin) Markets in Whaley Bridge on Saturday November 27th and Saturday December 11th, from 10am – 4pm.

Last but definitely not least you can visit us in our home town of New Mills in Derbyshire on the outdoor market opposite Sainsburys, where we’ll have a stall from 9am till 1pm, joining regulars Darren’s Fruit & Veg and Richard’s Plants as well as newcomer Anita selling beautiful hand made soaps.

 

 

Re-stocked and newly stocked!

We’ve been so impressed by how hard our stockists have worked to evolve their businesses during the pandemic so they can keep supplying us all with top quality products. Hats off to them! You can find a full list of our stockists here.

 

That category includes our friends at Source Food in Bristol, who now do home delivery in Bristol, Bath and the surrounding area.  You can order online using the form on their website, see link above. A great way to stay safe while you shop.

We’d also like to welcome Cup & Saucer in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to our stockist family. Specialising in delicious leaf teas they also sell a range of local artisan products which you can order on the website for delivery or click & collect. Alternatively you can just email the shop directly.

 

Christmas presents or dinner ingredients? Here’s a list of our stockists…

It’s been a difficult year, and we hope that all our customers and stockists have managed to get through it with the minimum of pain and disruption. We’ve been incredibly impressed by how quickly our stockists adjusted to the new situation and did their best to support the community around them by keeping the food supply chain open and providing high quality, often locally sourced ingredients. We wish them and all of you the best Christmas that can be had in the circumstances! If you’re looking for award winning ingredients for your Christmas dinner, or presents for the foodies in your life then head to one of our stockists. Some have an online shop and offer home delivery as well. Here’s where to find them.

Derbyshire:

New Mills: Bele Bakery & Cafe 
Chapel-en-le Frith: Fosters
Chinley: Chinley Cheese
Bakewell: The Lambton Larder

Cheshire:

Marple Bridge: Dutsons
Bollington: No.74 Deli

Greater Manchester:

Chorlton: Epicerie Ludo
Manchester city centre: 8th Day Coop
Heaton Moor: Back’s Deli

London:

Totally Swedish

Bristol:

Source

 

 

 

Forage with us in West Sweden this autumn

We’re planning to run a weekend foray based on our home island of Orust in West Sweden, where landscapes are beautiful and peaceful, and picking conditions ideal for finding a good variety and quantity of wild edible mushrooms, later this year. We have talked a lot about how lovely it is on our Derbyshire forays, and many people have asked over the years about coming over to Sweden. Now there is an opportunity to share this fantastic experience with us!

Dates: Fri 9 – Mon 12 October 2020

Price: £180 which includes 2 full days of forays on the Saturday and Sunday, one evening meal including wild mushrooms, plus some dried mushrooms to take home with you. Flights, accommodation, breakfast, lunches, other evening meals and transport to and from the accommodation/forays are not included. If you want to make the foray part of an extended trip, extra nights can be booked at our accommodation. Please contact us to arrange that.

Accommodation: Our summerhouse on Orust is in fact two fully furnished houses on the same plot of land, and there are a limited number of beds in the Grey House house which is next to the Red House, where we live when we are in Sweden. The Grey House has a king size double bedroom and a triple bedroom, plus a double sofa bed downstairs. These can be hired on a self catering basis for those dates (or longer if wanted). Price per night for the double room is £80 and for the triple room £90. The sofa bed is £20 per night. Shared facilities (shower room/toilet/washing machine; kitchen diner/lounge). Bedding and towels are included in the price. You can see details of the accommodation (NB: the Grey House only, as we will be staying in the Red House) here: https://www.stugknuten.com/stugaeng.asp?stugid=7346. We can also provide details of other self catering or hotel accommodation in the area on request.

Travel: to Gothenburg. If you are flying, Ryanair for example flies to Landvetter airport from Manchester, Edinburgh and Stansted. The island of Orust where we are based is approximately 1.5 hours away. It’s possible to travel to our property on public transport, and we are happy to provide more information about how, but we do recommend hiring a car as the quickest and easiest way to reach us, and can also provide details of a company we use regularly if required.

The maximum number of participants we will take will be 12 and to run the event we will need a minimum of 6.
If you are interested get in touch by email or give us a call on the mobile numbers listed on the contact page.

Welcome to another stockist in Derbyshire, the Hartington Cheese Co.

Our list of stockists in Derbyshire is expanding all the time! We’re delighted to now also be selling at the wonderful Hartington Cheese Co. at Cromford Mills in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales.

The shop stocks all their fabulous cheeses as well as other deli products, and there’s a visitor centre, other shops, exhibitions about mill owner Richard Arkwright and walks to do at the centre itself, which is part of the Derwent Valley                                                 Mills UNESCO world heritage site. It’s a great day out!

Tasting: Saturday 28 September at Croots Farm Shop

This Saturday 28 September, we’ll be doing a tasting at our new stockist, Croots Farm Shop & Cafe in Duffield, south Derbyshire. We’ll be there from 10.30 – 1.30, with wild mushroom products for you to try, and helpful recipe cards to take away. It’s one of the biggest farm shops in the area, with an in house butchery and bakery, as well as a deli and cafe, so well worth a visit!

 

You can also now find our details as well as many other fine food producers and retailers, including Croots Farm Shop, on a helpful new website, Artisan Directory.

Come on a funghi foray in the Peak District with us!

Autumn is coming, and maybe it’s of some comfort to know that all the rain we’ve had this summer ought to lead to a good mushroom season!

We still have a few places left on our popular Peak District forays in Hayfield, on Sunday September 15.

 

The emphasis is on having fun and learning some useful tips on how to recognise the many tasty edible funghi that can be found once you know what to look out for. By the end of the walk you should have a good grounding in at least one of the families of beginners mushrooms, like boletus and other ceps, as well as basic knowledge in how to spot the nasties.

The walk ends with lunch al fresco, where we fry up some of the mushrooms we have picked to enjoy with tasty sausages and bread, hot and cold drinks and home made carrot cake. If the weather is inclement you don’t need to worry about getting wetter while you eat, there will be gazebos to shelter under. You’ll find full details on our UK forays page. Drop us an email to book or for more details.