In Praise of : Ozark Folkways

Ozark Folkways is one of those local gems that almost none of the locals know about.

Its what looks to be an old school building at the top of a hill in the Boston Mountains (the Ozark Boston Mountains, not the more historically famous Boston... obviously}. It's part art gallery, part art studio, part workshop space, part community center, part history museum, and part magic.

I really don't know much more about it other than I took a mushroom class there in Early November and it was amazing. I also know my friend, Amanda Cothren, former Editor of Edible Ozarkansas, recently took over as Director there and I'm wanting to send all the positive vibes her way for this amazing undertaking.

Here's some of their links:

  • Website:
  • Facebook
  • Address: 22733 N Highway 71, Winslow, Arkansas 
  • Telephone: 479-634-3791 

Below is a photo dump of my day {almost 12 hours!} learning about mushrooms in the Ozarks. My brain couldn't hold more but if you're interested in mushrooms in / around Arkansas check out the Arkansas Mushroom and Fungi  facebook group

Yes, I'm well aware of how nerdy that sounds but you would be amazed at the delicious things that people find in their backyard. 

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 Leaves of three, let them be. Because calamine ointment stinks.

Leaves of three, let them be. Because calamine ointment stinks.

 Seriously - it doesn;t get better.

Seriously - it doesn;t get better.

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 These people didn't know one another 5 hours previous.  Walking in the woods will do that to you.

These people didn't know one another 5 hours previous.  Walking in the woods will do that to you.

 Probably not poisonous. Maybe....

Probably not poisonous. Maybe....