MSSF Fungus Fair 2013 was such a fun experience. The Hall of Flowers was filled with rows of labeled wild mushrooms, microscopes for an up close look at spores, activities for the kids, growing kits, cooking demos, and even a couple of artists. My table was next to the folks at the Sonoma County Mycological Association (SOMA), and we had a blast. I was fortunate to have Andrew Field with me to help setup, keep me company, and bring coffee on this rare below-freezing day in San Francisco. He had a fun time watching the cooking demos and learning about mushrooms from the experts scattered around the room.
I sold lots of prints, especially greeting cards, and I came home with a lovely painting of Stropharia ambigua by Lucy Martin and a growing kit so I can try growing my own mushrooms at home. Everybody at the fair was so welcoming, and I will definitely be back next year with a new batch of mushroom prints and spore print necklaces.