Country Holidays

Mushrooms

Shitake, mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, wild mushrooms, mushroom picking and tasting, purchase of mushrooms, and provision of recipes for mushroom dishes.

  • Mushroom growers offer tours outdoors and indoors to talk about how mushrooms are grown, what their valuable characteristics are, and how they can be used as food. Consultations are offered on how to grow mushrooms.
  • Visitors can purchase various mushroom products such as dried mushrooms.
  • Some farms offer not just tastings, but also whole meals of locally grown mushrooms. If the farms do not offer meals, there can be a partnership with nearby dining facilities, where visitors can taste mushroom cakes, sauces and other interesting mushroom dishes.
  • Some farms offer a chance to pick mushrooms in special locations. Visitors join the owners, who are familiar with mushroom species, thus identifying those who are of low quality or poisonous.
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Latvia

The Iecavnieki guesthouse

You can go mushroom hunting and learn about our mushrooms and places where they grow. The lady of the house will teach you secrets about cooking and preserving mushrooms. During the spring, you can help to gather morels.

Seminars For parties Mushroom picking Distance from countries capital city80 Active season months4-10 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Internet access Must register in advance No pets allowed Accommodation available
FireplaceSaunaOutdoor firepalceBBQRooms for  festivitiesPlace for tentsRooms for seminarsIndoor poolNo smoking ScreenTV Video BicyclesSports groundFootball fieldTable games, etc.Dart boardFacilities  appropriate for childrenBerry and mushroom pickingBicycle trailPicnick areaNature watching Nearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest station
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Garikas

This is the first farm in Latvia which began to grow mushrooms. Informative tours are available, advice is given, and guests are treated with the “emperor mushroom” sauce or soup. You can also order other foods which involve shitake mushrooms or purchase them in dry or powdered form. The owner also produces an ancient herbal beverage called “Ponšo,” and it is only available at Garīkas.

For parties Seminars Distance from countries capital city150 Active season months1-12 No pets allowed Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accommodation available Must register in advance
FireplaceSteam bathOutdoor firepalceBBQRooms for  festivities50pers.Place for tentsRooms for seminarsNo smokingLiving room available to guests WhiteboardOverhead projectorTV Video SwimmingBoatsSports groundFootball fieldTennis courtDart boardFacilities  appropriate for childrenBerry and mushroom pickingPicnick areaNature watching Nearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak GermanHosts speak Russian
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Imants Urpens, sitaki senu audzetajs

Diplomēts mežsaimnieks Imants Urpens Alojas novada "Ošlejās" audzē šitaki sēnes.  Šī ir arī mācību saimniecība, uz kuru brauc mācīties pārsvarā ārzemnieki. Saimniecība ir bioloģiski sertificēta. Pieņem ekskursijas un pasūtījumus sēņu audzēšanai un micēlija iegādei.

Distance from countries capital city132
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The Dulbeni farm

The owners grow shitake mushrooms and offer tours with information about how mushrooms are grown and what their nutritional properties are. Mushrooms can be bought, and consultations are available. The owners also offer other types of biological farm produce, as well as honey.

Distance from countries capital city125 Active season months5-10 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
Nearest bus stop2kmNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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The Lielgravas farm

This farm breeds sheep, rabbits, horses, African ostriches and other fowl, as well as shitake mushrooms. You can order and buy mushrooms, souvenirs made of ostrich feathers, and other farm products.

Distance from countries capital city100 Active season months5-9 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups