-   ABOUT US  -

From fresh exotic mushrooms, grown right at our store, to wild greens, nuts, berries, rice and locally grown specialty crops, Forest to Fork is your one stop wild food grocer for a wide array of healthy, delicious and natural foods for your table. We also carry a selection of preserved epicurean delights of many kinds, foraging supplies, books, tools and custom made Gentleman Forager knives.

Now Open!

928 West 7th Street, Suite 110 A, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Friday:  11am - 9pm  /  Sat:  11am - 9pm  


Gentleman Forager provides premium wild and specialty food products for wholesale and retail sales. From wild foraged mushrooms and plants, to our own locally cultivated exotic mushrooms, specialty greens and micro greens, we provide sustainable and healthy food products to restaurants and innovative chefs of all levels. We also offer classes, weekend events, guided outings and wild food dinners. 

“Wild and Local” and “Farm to Table” are the fastest and most impactful food and trends today.  LOHAS – Life of Health and Sustainability – is used to promote a wide array of products, with one of the most individually meaningful being healthy eating.  Gentleman Forager is the nations leader in our Forest to Fork movement.


Behind Gentleman Forager is Mike Kempenich. With more than 40 years of foraging experience, Mike’s background also includes:

  • Cloning and cultivation of wild mushrooms

  • Instructor for the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin Extension’s Wild Mushroom Certification classes

  • Contributing content writer and photographer for The Minnesota Harvester Handbook

  • Member of the Wild Mushroom Advisory Committee – Minnesota Departments of Agriculture and Health

  • Member of the Minnesota and North American Mycological Societies

"I feel it is our direct responsibility to ensure that everything we sell is a true wild product, harvested in a sustainable manner or, that it is grown without the use of pesticides and chemical agents in the event it must be farmed. Our foraged products from the forests are harvested by pickers who are skilled at both proper identification and sustainable harvesting practices. We believe strongly in every person’s obligation to be an outstanding steward of our woods and waters in order to ensure that legacy is enjoyed by future generations."