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User_Name:
wHO DAT?
Date:
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Time:
11:50:53 AM

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WAKE UP, WAKE UP, ITS TIME TO GET READY


User_Name:
Wasteddays
Date:
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Time:
09:46:41 AM

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....balls of fire.


User_Name:
grace
Date:
Monday, February 22, 2010
Time:
08:06:32 AM

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great


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time:
01:38:22 PM

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create your own market is best for small scale business. I usually dry, its best for our scale and provides and far longer shelf life. with all our other projects and schedule, Nakusp is the only reasonably close location for us but up north sure is tempting. some other time... Thanks for the cafe imports suggestion... huge savings we gained on that one and you need a broker foe intl. a very reasonable expence when all the math is added up. -jr.'s crying so gotta go - peace and stay safe.


User_Name:
Pat
Date:
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Time:
10:23:06 PM

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would appreciate any thoughts on best area of BC to pick morels-only have picked naturals-realize price would be low but we finally have time this year to get away . Thx.


User_Name:
picker
Date:
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Time:
10:46:47 PM

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Hello fellow mushroomers...I was wondering if anyone had some nice pictures of OYSTER MUSHROOMS growing in the wild? Im making some posters and posibly a website with mushroom pictures. enjoymushrooms@gmail.com Thanks!


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Time:
10:00:07 AM

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Pat: Yes, the damage to the trees from bough harvesting is one of those things that is causing a lot of problems and is one of the reasons for the locked gates and road de-activations. We stopped buying boughs three years ago because of the problems around that when the Compliance and Enforcement Branch of the Ministry of Forests announced they were going to enforce bough harvesting as damage to timber due to these things happening. We have been trying to find a way to resolve this issue where the legitimate pickers can harvest boughs and not have to worry about getting caught in the conflict created by the pickers who are damaging the forests. It is really a difficult issue to work around and it also affects mushroom pickers because of the loss of access to harvesting areas due to the road management issues.


User_Name:
Pat
Date:
Monday, February 15, 2010
Time:
11:07:07 PM

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found the atricle-good reading but long--also found the site showing damage to trees for harvesting boughs-shocking! Thanks


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Monday, February 15, 2010
Time:
08:24:24 PM

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The wabbit is back,Doc.


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Monday, February 15, 2010
Time:
06:35:32 PM

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First Nations Wildcrafters, BC will be hosting a Good Agricultural and Collections Practices (GACP) Training Session for wild harvested foods and products on March 9, 2010 and an British Columbia On-Farm Food Safety GACP Session on March 10, 2010. There is no charge for the training but space is limited. For more information and/or to register please contact: Keith Hunter FirstNationsWildcrafters at shaw.ca Office: 250-720-8907 Cell: 250-731-3998


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Monday, February 15, 2010
Time:
06:30:15 PM

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Dwight: Yes, I received your email and I apologize for not responding to you sooner. I have been trying to keep my nose above water with some of the Agroforestry projects we are working on now. FYI, we will be hosting two GACP training sessions here next month.


User_Name:
apblacksmith
Date:
Monday, February 15, 2010
Time:
11:59:17 AM

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Does anyone know of a market for BC harvested Chaga. Please email apblacksmith@gmail.com


User_Name:
Fiddlehead Heaven
Date:
Monday, February 15, 2010
Time:
09:26:02 AM

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If this link dosn't open then just google, Bamfield Wreath & Garland Industry report. It's not a video though. http://www.bamfield.ca/wcln%20ntfp%20wreath%20and%20garland%20report.htm


User_Name:
Pat
Date:
Monday, February 15, 2010
Time:
05:26:57 AM

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what website to watch this video ?-would like to see it. Thx.


User_Name:
Fiddlehead Heaven
Date:
Friday, February 12, 2010
Time:
06:40:48 AM

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Hey Keith, I emailed you a couple of weeks ago after Connie indicated you wanted to speak with me, but no reply from you yet though. So thought I would say that I was on your website last week and seen the destruction of the trees that are being skinned for the Christmas bough industry. This practice of skinning trees is very common throughout BC, and it is here as well. Which is why I did not buy boughs from anyone there nor will I buy from anyone here unless I trained them how to harvest myself. I tried there and am trying here to stop this kind of butchery but the Ministry Of Forests just don't seem to care all that much about it. For anyone who is or wants to get into this business take a look at a report that was submitted to the Bamfield,s Online Learning center that was written by our first pilot project student, Jim Jones, while we were still in Britannia Beach http://www.bamfield.ca/wcln%20ntfp%20wreath%20and%20garland%20report.htm After reading this report anyone can and will understand why I withdrew my support from the new 'Non Timber Forest Products Center' at Royal Roads University back when it was in it's infancy. I wanted and recommended that the new Center hire a I.S.A. certified Arborist out of Victoria to teach the workshops for proper harvesting methods for Salal, Boxwood, and of course boughs for the Christmas industry. It was my hope at that time that finally, harvesters would get some formal training, but they refused and stayed with the old timers to teach those workshops who knew and still know nothing about proper harvesting or pruning methods and the result is still the same, The slaughter of our natural resources continues as can be seen on Keith's website. And just for the record, I was the only company of it's kind at that time that would and did cooperate with the government to help justify the opening of the N.F.T.P. center at Royal Roads, and I did it for those reasons, I thought the new center would provide formal training by certified professionals. Anyway, the battle continues here in the east for some formal training for harvesters, and I hope to do a better job here at it than I did out west. My first attempt at it will be next week when I do my presentation at the Nova Forest Alliance convention in Truro, Nova Scotia. Anyway, take care of the resources you have left, and at least learn the basic biology of the botanicals you are harvesting, it will help sustain it's life & yours as a harvester. Dwight in New Brunswick


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Time:
12:45:03 PM

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Just thought I would say hello to everyone. I am sure getting restless with this warm weather we have been having. Must be spring fever or something.


User_Name:
alvo
Date:
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Time:
09:47:47 PM

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not all fires are large and they dont begin popping mushrooms at the same time,southeast had very few large fires last year,beetle kill, especially in the flats is not recommended as fire crowns to much,etc etc ,yer right ,its good to do some research,thanks for yer two cents


User_Name:
B C Picker
Date:
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Time:
10:44:40 PM

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'wildside' You will probably be all be yourself on that one. There will be at least 20 fires to visit before Ronda and company even get near the Nakusp one. Not to mention the big fires in the Yukon and the one up on hi-way 97. and all the others out in the Chilcotin's. lots to pick (pun intended) from. I'm betting the price for fresh market will be down. But what a great year to dry. Do your homework people. ....... and have a great season. I just hope we don't get burned out.


User_Name:
alvo
Date:
Friday, February 05, 2010
Time:
08:07:41 PM

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wildside,that is a real nice little fire,to bad it will probably be heavily picked due to its proximity to nakusp,I imagine that rhonda and lomer will probably be buying there,we will have early morels,we might have to dry them, we can be reached at www.vancouverislandstone.com ,we usually have early naturals around the week of april 18


User_Name:
horace Sheffield
Date:
Friday, February 05, 2010
Time:
01:59:23 PM

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CC- what is the shelf life for the blacks?...I have never picked them but am thinking of coming out and bringing some back to AZ to sell...could you have a hundred pounds or so available to sell?...I heard there are some goldens out there ( or south)...have you seen or heard about them?... horace wayne


User_Name:
Coastal Cowboy
Date:
Friday, February 05, 2010
Time:
08:53:14 AM

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Ya Blacks at $1.50 lb in Mendocino County "Sucks". Ya pick all day and might make yourself 35 bucks lol.


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Time:
03:04:14 PM

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Fiddle Heads. Don't know much about em' in regards to demand and price, will look into it. May attempt Morel picking this year, but rarely leave the Rock. // Re: COFFEE, google "Brazil Sells 30 Year old Coffee Beans", thats right. Brazil had a huge crop back in 1977 that waz warehoused for 30 years, they sold off the last of it in 2007 for an average of $1.45 (my calculation). ...... note I see COSTCO waz sellin Yellow Cahnterelles for $10.00LB in a styrofoam type container with glad wrap type cover......I see chantys seemed to be older, however tasted OK and texture waz OK, not as good as our picker fresh ones tho. C.............................................................


User_Name:
Berk22
Date:
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Time:
09:00:41 AM

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Any prediction of this years Morel harvest, when it might start , pricing fresh compare to last years pricing. Also shipping cost per pound. What quantitiy do I need to get best pricing?


User_Name:
Steve From Oregon
Date:
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Time:
01:47:30 PM

Messages

Hello all, This season I may be looking into doing some buying. I have established some new contacts and might be interested in putting together some contacts with sellers. I'll keep my eye out. Also Carla might try hitting you up for advise :)


User_Name:
Augie
Date:
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Time:
08:41:11 PM

Messages

Hiiiiiiii! Carla Wat are you doing


User_Name:
horace Sheffield
Date:
Monday, February 01, 2010
Time:
04:44:33 PM

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WaaDaaYaaKnow....thansk-does that mean there are a lot out there?....I would bring them back to Az to sell....It is the Farmer's market season in the low desert (Phoenix/Tucson).... Anyone got lots of trumpets to sell???? I am serious....I often do marathon drives to get shrooms to market...and I have lots of chefs that want stuff now.... thanks


User_Name:
WaaaDaaaYaaaKnow
Date:
Monday, February 01, 2010
Time:
12:28:26 PM

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Horace Sheffield, they are buying black trumpets in Willits, California but the price is not so good to the pickers.


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