In the Pacific Northwest, sometimes you need only to drive a short distance and you’re in another world. Such is the case when we have guests from Astoria, Oregon, a quick 15 mile drive from the Long Beach Peninsula. This year, we have neighbors from Astoria visiting Boreas for our 8th Annual Wild Mushroom Festival, Holly Owen and her husband Matthew Stanley. Holly is employed by Quality Assurance International, based out of southern California. QAI oversees organic farms and processors of organic foods to make certain they are in compliance. She is a compliance reviewer and works from her home in Astoria. (How convenient is that??) Matthew is the General Manager for the Astoria Co-op and is an enthusiastic mushroom hunter. Holly and Matthew arrived yesterday for their weekend stay with a big bucket of Matsutaki mushrooms and we feasted on them last night. Currently, a bunch are being dehydrated in our oven so they can be used long after the season is over! We welcome Holly and Matthew, newcomers to the Pacific Northwest! Holly’s father, Tom Owen, bought them this special Wild Mushroom weekend at Boreas for her September birthday. Thank you, Tom and Jane!
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