• Safe to Pick, Good to Eat by Barbro Forsberg and Stefan Lindberg   Wandering the woods in search of mushrooms is one of life’s great pleasures. But be careful to pick the right ones! With Edible Mushrooms in your backpack, you’ll know to pick only the safest, most delicious chanterelles, truffles, morels, and more. Author Barbro Forsberg presents forty edible species and reveals how, when, and where to find them—knowledge gained over the course of four decades spent mushrooming in the woods. Discover such aspects of mushrooming as: Characteristics of edible mushrooms, per species Cooking, cleaning, and drying the day’s bounty Edible, inedible, or toxic? Photographs and descriptions for what to pick and what to avoid Poisonous varieties and how to recognize them All content has been verified by a professional mycologist. Plus, nature and educational photographs illustrate how mushrooms grow, the environments where you can expect to find them, and the ways in which the same species may vary from one sample to the next. So whether you’re an experienced mushroom hunter or a novice to the art, with Edible Mushrooms you can confidently recognize, pick, and eat the tastiest wild mushrooms.   Skyhorse Publishing, 224 Pages ISBN: 9781628736441
  • Nature Studies Embroidery celebrate the colorful beauty of wild places. Whether you already know these Mushrooms or you’re just discovering them, stitching their unique shapes will be intriguing and fun. Don’t worry if you are new to embroidery, simple stitches and bright colorful floss quickly fill the design. Every pattern comes hand silk-screened on heavy weight cotton fabric. Detailed easy to follow instructions and stitch guides will take you through every step.

     This kit includes everything you need—just add scissors!

    • 12”x12” Screen Printed Heavy Weight Cotton

    • 8” Wooden Embroidery Hoop

    • DMC Floss: Black, White, Lavender, Red, Orange, Light Yellow, Yellow, Gold, Dark Brown, Brown, Green, Chartreuse, Light Blue, Gray

    • Embroidery Needle

    • Color Template

    • Embroidery Stitch Guide

    Heidi Boyd designs and manufactures lines of stitching kits in Brunswick, ME.  She is the author of 15 craft books and licenses her artwork for fabric and machine embroidery.  Her crafts have been featured in national publications and she's appeared on HGTV.
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    Great natural balms and salves made locally in Maine by Fresh Pickins Farm from organic, farm raised material.  Organic whole-body products; hand made, cultivated and foraged in Maine to elevate your journey.  All tins are net wt 1.4oz and the scent of each is outstanding!  The descriptions below are from Fresh Pickins so you can hear about each blend in their own words--

      A woodsy blend created by combining the finest organic oils with fresh, tangy notes of Bergamot essential oil and the sweetness of pure Maine beeswax. This salve helps heal dry, damaged and cracked skin by penetrating into the skin, restoring moisture and a natural structure. The aromatic profile of this salve is both uplifting and grounding, awakening us to our surroundings.  

      INGREDIENTS: Jojoba Oil*, Avocado Oil*, Sunflower Oil*, Calendula Flower* Shea Butter*, Maine Beeswax, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Essential Oils of: Cedarwood* and Bergamot FCP* (* = Organic)


      We love the refreshing aromatic profile of this salve as well as its amazing ability to moisturize and repair the skin. Juniper essential oil has been said to be a fortifier of the spirit, while Vetiver essential oil is known as the oil of tranquility. Blended with Frankincense, they create a fresh woody scent with earthy undertones. This is our best salve for oily skin types. 

      INGREDIENTS: Jojoba Oil*, Avocado Oil*, Sunflower Oil*, Calendula Flower*, Shea Butter*, Maine Beeswax, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Essential Oils of: Juniper Berry*, Frankincense*, and Vetiver* (* = Organic)

    • WILD CHAGA BALM  $18

      Our handcrafted Chaga Balm infuses organic oils with Chaga’s medicinal properties and blends them with Maine beeswax, Jojoba, Sunflower Oil, Vitamin E, and a deeply sweet woodsy blend of of organic essential oils. The resulting product is a one of a kind blend harnessing Chaga’s antioxidant benefits to nourish dry and problematic skin and provide an aromatic escape into the Maine forest. 

      INGREDIENTS: Jojoba Oil*, Avocado Oil*, Chaga infused Sunflower Oil*, Shea Butter*, Maine Beeswax, Tocopherol(Vitamin E) Essential Oils of: Fir Needle*, Vanilla*, Vetiver*(* = Organic)


      This product was inspired by an adventurous lifestyle and a need to stay protected from harmful UV rays. Zinc Oxide is a great choice to provide broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB solar radiation. Not only does zinc oxide provide superb physical protection for our skin, it also protects our environment from harmful additives used in chemical based sunscreens. The chemical additives present in synthetic sunscreens are easily washed off after you go for a dip.This can be directly linked to loss of reef habitat in high tourist areas where chemical sunscreens are being applied. Our Sunsifter allows you to keep playing in the sun and know that you are keeping the planet stoked for many waves to come.Sunsifter and zinc oxide create a physical barrier between you and the sun so generously reapply throughout the day and before every water sport session.

      INGREDIENTS: Coconut Oil*, Sunflower Oil*, Calendula Flower*, Maine Beeswax, Zinc Oxide (25%), Shea Butter*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Essential Oil of Vanilla* (* = Organic)

    • WAVE SALVE  $15

      Wave Salve is designed by surfers who have been through the discomfort of chafed inner thighs, scoured abdomens and relentless wetsuit rashes. Wave Salve is formulated with aloe and organic calendula from our farm to soothe and prevent surf rashes and keep you in the water getting pitted. The savvy will use this salve to prevent surf rash before it occurs, but it also works to alleviate discomfort from existing conditions as well. Apply a liberal coating over vulnerable areas before and after your session to help heal and prevent surf rash. If you forgot your After Sun Surf Mist don't be afraid to use your Wave Salve on sunburns too! This product is a must on any surf adventure.

      INGREDIENTS: Coconut*, Jojoba Oil*, Sunflower Oil*, Calendula Flower*, Aloe*, Essential Oil of Vanilla* (* = Organic)

    • WIPEOUT BALM  $15

      If you’re living an adventurous lifestyle you’re bound to take a wipeout or two along the way.  In the name of progression, we have had tons of wipeouts ourselves and more to come.  The good news is that we make Wipeout Balm for these moments. We infuse Arnica flowers and St Johns Wort, grown on our farm, into every balm to help reduce inflammation, bruising and joint pain associated with most wipeouts.  In addition to these potent herbal infusion, we also use the essential oils of eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary, which are known to cool and help reduce inflammation.

      This product isn't only for wipeouts though. It can be used anywhere you have chronic pain or sore muscles. We really like to use it for massages after long days on the farm, slopes, trail or whatever. Great product to pack on all trips. You'll be surprised how much it comes in handy. Not intended for use on open cuts and lacerations.

      DIRECTIONS: Apply liberally, and gently massage into body bruises, aches, and muscle pains.

      INGREDIENTS: Sunflower Oil*, Arnica Flower* Shea Butter*, Maine Beeswax, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Essential Oils of: Eucalyptus*, Rosemary* and Peppermint* (* = Organic)

  • The Beginner's Guide to Collecting Safe and Delicious Mushrooms

    By Alexander Schwab

    Is it safe or not? What gourmands and nature lovers need to know to harvest your own. Advice, with photographs, from an expert! Novices eager to collect tasty wild mushrooms will find this unique guide invaluable. Unlike others, it focuses only on those types that are both safe to eat and delicious. Most importantly, it presents the eight rules of mushroom gathering in a straightforward fashion, including, "Never, never take a mushroom with gills" and "If a mushroom smells rotten, it is rotten." Among the mushrooms covered are the cep; the red-cracked, larch, bay, and birch boletes; hen of the woods, chanterelle, trumpet chanterelle, hedgehog fungus, common puffball, horn of plenty, and cauliflower mushroom. Each is identified with several photographs and identification checklist, and there's also information on mushroom season, handling, storage, and cooking, complete with recipes.   Skyhorse Publishing, 128 pages ISBN: 9781602391604
  • Natural Wonders Paint Kit - Mushroom Ornaments Pick up the brush, break open the paints and create your very own miniature masterpieces. Lovingly drawn and laser cut in Maine, these unique ornaments celebrate the flora and fauna of New England woodlands. Follow the detailed instructions booklet to mimic our results. Each kit creates a set of 6 heirloom ornaments to treasure or share. This kit contains everything you need to create your very own ornament collection:
    • Lasercut, score and drilled wooden ornament blanks
    • 6 Deco Art R Nontoxic Acrylic Paint Colors - Orange, Brown, Gray, White, Yellow and Red
    • Small Paint Brush
    • 6 Pearl Cotton Hanging Cords
    • Illustrated Color Instruction Booklet
    • Chipboard Work Surface
    All you need to add is a glass of water and paper towel to clean your brush. Ornament dimensions: Mycena 3.62" Chanterelle 3.12" Open Amanita Muscaria 3.75" Closed Amanita Muscaria 3" Morel 3.375" Parasol 5.625" Heidi Boyd designs and manufactures her original whimsy stitching, felting, painting, & more kits in Brunswick, ME.  She is the author of 15 craft books and licenses her artwork for fabric and machine embroidery.  Her crafts have been featured in national publications and she's appeared on HGTV.
  • Helpful Tips for Mushrooming in the Field

    by Pelle Holmberg and Hans Marklund

      Using practical symbol systems, distribution maps, and tips on picking, cleaning, cooking, and canning, this handbook will help you safely forage for a wide variety of mushrooms, including morels, black trumpets, chanterelles, sheep polypore, porcini, and many more. When you’re in the wild and you spot a nice-looking mushroom, how do you know if it is safe to eat? Question no more with the The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms. This tiny companion is the perfect book to bring along when foraging for delectable fungi. Inside its neatly arranged pages are fifty-two edible mushrooms as well as the mushrooms with which they are often confused, whether edible or toxic. Beautiful photographs adorn the pages with mushrooms in the wild as well as picked, showing them from a multitude of angles. Study these photographs and you will become adept at recognizing edible and safe mushrooms. Even those who are unfamiliar with the mushroom forest can make a start at foraging with this instructional work, and, with the help of The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms, can become experts in no time. Grabbing this guide on the way out to go hunt for mushrooms will ensure a successful foraging experience.   Skyhorse Publishing, 128 pages ISBN: 9781620877319


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