To celebrate the 2021 monsoon and all the wonders it brings, we have teamed up with the Strawberry Lodge to offer a mushroom feast with a live band, friends, and a good meal in the fruity heart of the forest!
Join us to celebrate the return of the annual monsoon and support our local wildfire impacted communities with a feast at the Strawberry Lodge in Strawberry, AZ on the evening of Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 6pm.
Chef Ricky Simone of the Strawberry Lodge will be making a delicious mushroom inspired meal with the following menu:
*Minor modifications can be made to menu items to accommodate dietary restrictions, however, menu items cannot be substituted, only omitted.
Each registration includes one meal for $60.00 per person. There is also an option to register and donate $20 to support local wildfire risk reduction efforts. Your registration will cover food and one drink. Additional drinks will be available for cash at the event.
The past few months and years have been difficult to say the least! Loving fungi ain't so easy during the slow, dry grind of drought. Then last month, Arizona was overcome by wildfire. The community of Strawberry, AZ and nearby communities were evacuated due to the risk from the Backbone Fire, which burned 41,000 acres in the heart of the state.
The arrival of the early 2021 monsoon rains turned the tide and helped save Strawberry and dozens of other jewels of Arizona from the flames of the spreading fires. In addition, it is the first significant rainfall we've had in over a year, feeding our hopes for a 2021 mushroom season!
To join us for this feast, please register here with payment. Any cancellations must occur no less than 3 days before the event for a refund. There will be no refunds for cancellations within 3 days of the event. All cancellations will be subject to a $10 fee.
Registration for this event is only for your participation in the meal at Strawberry Lodge and does not include registration for the Mogollon Rim Foray, occurring earlier the same day. The Mogollon Rim Foray must be registered for separately, here. Registration for the Strawberry Lodge Monsoon Feast closes on August 1.
To support future fuels reduction and wildfire safety for the communities of Pine and Strawberry, you can choose to register for the meal+donation option, which will result in a $20 donation from your registration cost to Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Inc., whose mission is to reduce the risk of catastrophic fire in and around the Rim Country communities of Pine and Strawberry.