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User_Name:
Rj
Date:
Monday, August 31, 2009
Time:
08:01:23 PM

Messages

Rover,The prices in terrace,suck. You need to find Yourself a distributor in vancouver,to hit the local market`s,as the cartel will buy ,but for a small faction of what it`s worth. LOBSTER`S $ 1.50 lb HEN OF THE WOOD`S $3.00 lb CHANTIE`S are 3 buck`s apound. Be lucky if the bolete`s would stay up but they hang out at about 6 to 8 buck a lb for a few day`s. not too many yet, Nor the pine`s. Save your gas Money .still early, it`s a sit and waiting game. gas is expensive up here,$1.08 a letre,in terrace. Is It really Worth it,You have to ask your self. LOL


User_Name:
puzzledmattie
Date:
Monday, August 31, 2009
Time:
07:23:24 PM

Messages

Yes, Carla, it's true...$3.00 a pound..not worth going out and picking...


User_Name:
bcboy69
Date:
Monday, August 31, 2009
Time:
03:39:13 PM

Messages

just wondering if anyone knows if nakusp is happening or if there are any chantys out yet?thanks


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Monday, August 31, 2009
Time:
03:30:11 PM

Messages

Dang, I hear Washington is picking chanty's for $3.00? Is this true?


User_Name:
rover
Date:
Monday, August 31, 2009
Time:
09:52:03 AM

Messages

Hi everyone just wondering if theres any word on the terrace area yet anything starting and what are prices like.Thanks rover


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Time:
08:33:08 PM

Messages

Anybody out there want to collect Rizopogon species? Looks like I'm going to need about 40 pounds. Email me for details. Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
comox valley chef
Date:
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Time:
12:34:50 AM

Messages

sasquach i am trying to find out the price ,,and i am not looking to make any money from this ..,, i will put you in contact with the person that has the product,,as a favor to them i will try to get a contact info to you soon ,,,,,,, keep in touch it may take a few day,s or more ,,,,,,,,,,,,cvf


User_Name:
Cap'n
Date:
Friday, August 28, 2009
Time:
08:02:27 PM

Messages

Anybody got a price for chants?


User_Name:
Rj
Date:
Friday, August 28, 2009
Time:
01:32:04 PM

Messages

Pretty good.yep same address,working on some great thing`s this season.got a couple of good thing`s going,just trying to tie up some loose ends.getting cool at nites now,should be good with these low temp.nice summer.keep in touch,bussiness as usual.full pack`sssssssssss to all.


User_Name:
From the South
Date:
Friday, August 28, 2009
Time:
11:51:12 AM

Messages

RJ hows it going man? Still got the same email address as last year. ....drop a line. NP, they are all good until they go bad...but thanks for the warning!.............whats NP stand for? "Not Picking"?


User_Name:
missouriMH
Date:
Friday, August 28, 2009
Time:
11:29:25 AM

Messages

Hi to all, fall mushrooms are all ready coming on, will soon have some to sell if interested please let me know. k.howell41@yahoo.com


User_Name:
khowell
Date:
Friday, August 28, 2009
Time:
11:10:29 AM

Messages

I will soon have corral mushrooms for sale, fall ready, will harvest in 1 week, if interested please let me know. k.howell41@yahoo.com


User_Name:
Hounddog
Date:
Friday, August 28, 2009
Time:
07:45:12 AM

Messages

ELC.Take a look at Rj 's post dated August 24. P.M thanks Rj.


User_Name:
darcy
Date:
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Time:
11:06:16 AM

Messages

Hi all muchroomers.My name is Darcy and I am getting excited about getting out there and picking Best of luck to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Time:
11:00:03 AM

Messages

bcboy69,Nukusp is super dry,and the forcast calls for more of the same,so it's unlikely that there will be a crop this year.Good luck


User_Name:
bcboy69
Date:
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Time:
08:34:29 AM

Messages

hey fellow pickers would like to know what the conditions might be like in nakusp for picking going there in middle of september hoping the forest isnt too dry if anyone can let me know or give a heads up it would be appreciated want to take my mom out one last time to pick thanks!!!


User_Name:
Rj
Date:
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Time:
04:52:51 PM

Messages

Hound dog, behind frenchie`s station,across from Mac`s,4 or 5 building down .white depot with reffer truck parked on the side.yep same guy


User_Name:
sasquatch
Date:
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Time:
02:57:37 PM

Messages

Sounds great Comox Valley Chef! what price are ya lookin for?


User_Name:
tom
Date:
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Time:
02:47:03 PM

Messages

i heard she ran off to california with one of trents drivers


User_Name:
NP
Date:
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Time:
12:36:34 PM

Messages

Rex and Ari beware on who you are dealing with!


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Time:
11:16:09 AM

Messages

bcboy: I haven't seen Chad and Lisa since last season when they came by our station. I don't know where they may be now. They are really good people.


User_Name:
jim
Date:
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Time:
10:58:10 AM

Messages

anyone know is nola and dave are open yet, i called the numbers but said no service


User_Name:
bcboy 69
Date:
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Time:
10:46:35 AM

Messages

thanks keith for info and also does anyone possibly know a couple named chad and lisa they follow mushrooms with their 5 kids trying to get a hold of them not sure of last name either. thanks


User_Name:
ELC
Date:
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Time:
10:32:31 AM

Messages

Can anyone tell me WHY no-one is buying mushrooms in Terrace right now?


User_Name:
Hounddog
Date:
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Time:
08:51:53 AM

Messages

Rj, Where is syco ricks buying station??I think I used to sell to him years ago in kitwanga.If its the same person that is.He was always paying the best and his grading was pretty decent too.


User_Name:
COMOX VALLEY CHEF
Date:
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Time:
01:58:27 AM

Messages

HEY SASK I HAVE A LINE ON AROUND 140 LB OF DRY MORREL ,,GET BACK TO ME SOON


User_Name:
sasquatch
Date:
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Time:
10:12:20 PM

Messages

Howdy folks! Sas again... Im needin all the dried morel I can git my hands on...please email saskchanty@gmail.com with amount and price wanted, will reply quick!


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Time:
10:03:22 PM

Messages

It sounds like some areas are are starting up. I hope everyone has a safe and good season.


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Time:
10:00:17 PM

Messages

forest harvest---I never really used a gps until last year (other than when using a gps for ground truthing features) but now that I have started to use one when I go into the bush I really do like having one with me. It has come in really handy locating an area that I have wanted to return to as well as helping out in those confusing situations that come along sometimes.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Time:
07:09:19 PM

Messages

hello folk., hey RJ, that was a mouthful of information, in a very few sentences , good for you , well I'm almost ready to use GPS or at least a compass my wife give me a really good GPS four years ago and I have never used it,, since I prefer using my senses, but I'm staring to realize that I can be "easily" confused by the terrain , I have been very obstinate against using it , , however today I did find my biggest black trumpet patch going to seed, since I was mistaken about their position , I needed to go a ridge higher and I never did it. ( my excuse however the road was washout ), Huge patch, it's were I found a crazy moose last year , got four or five bushels of trumpets today thought.


User_Name:
bcboy69
Date:
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Time:
01:22:49 PM

Messages

hello we are wondering if nakusp is going yet for chantys and or pines and if there is any buyers open yet by arrow park ferry? thanks


User_Name:
treeguy
Date:
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Time:
11:57:40 AM

Messages

Damn joe i used to travel those rapids 2xs a month to get back n forth from work up in salmon inlet n narrows inlet


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Monday, August 24, 2009
Time:
03:15:26 PM

Messages

Hi, I'm on Van. Isl., and need some baskets - the ones with tops. Can anyone recommend where I can get them? i've always jsut got them from other pickers and the buyer when i needed one or two. i want about a dozen to twenty for now. thx. full buckets! sk


User_Name:
Rj
Date:
Monday, August 24, 2009
Time:
01:29:30 PM

Messages

there is two buyer`s opened in terrace. Mary`s and syco rick`s.frenchie may be next week.o ya peter`s too ,next week he`ll be opened. lot`s of lobster`s and chanties,bear`s tooth.baby pines are starting to.another week and the bolete`s will be coming on strong.mary`s has been opened for three week`s now,she doesn`t want any lobster`s as they are having a hard time getting rid of them.rick is drying ,lobster`s , $1.50 per lb. more rain needed here ,as there is warmer weather coming over the next few day`s. Need the rain ,but is looking good.you can smell the pine`s but nothing of any volume yet, good luck and full pail`s. early bird get`s the worm. rex ,ari, call me a.s.a.p. camp is ready, need some more baskets. same Number. Steven call soon ,james picker`s are slowly showing up. LoL


User_Name:
Chantrelly
Date:
Monday, August 24, 2009
Time:
11:48:09 AM

Messages

Been a long time since I have posted on this site..Just stopped by to say, " I'm anxious to Chant pick. And hopefully find Pines, and Morels too. Just find mushrooms in general. Getting low on supply picked lastyear. Now I have another companion. Her name is Chew. She's gonna love it. Well, I know I will. lol. Also, Shoegy is anxious too. I think he passed the picking fever on to me. lol. Take care all. And happy pickins. Later." Chantrelly.


User_Name:
daanswer
Date:
Monday, August 24, 2009
Time:
09:44:49 AM

Messages

Never saw any buyers in Terrace three days ago.It has been a very dry summer in the terrace area.Same with the wang area.But who knows might just need one big downpour.


User_Name:
sasquatch
Date:
Monday, August 24, 2009
Time:
12:02:52 AM

Messages

Any one with chanty in sask pls email : saskchanty@gmail.com, have cash/will travel


User_Name:
Boletus Joe
Date:
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Time:
11:32:52 PM

Messages

Absolutely nothing to do with mushrooms...but----------- I was going down the skookumchuck narrows when------ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEfUblSDzww this happened.... very interesting footage of what not to do with your barge on a short line in a tide...


User_Name:
Matsime
Date:
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Time:
05:04:57 PM

Messages

Hey Ya'll, Nice to be back again :) How is everyone doing? what's the price for matsi, how's the zoo making out? how many people up there? Thanks


User_Name:
rdawg76
Date:
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Time:
01:23:32 PM

Messages

howdy rob from barrier perhaps anyways lookin forward to seein you in nakusp this year maybe even in terrace i got my truck fixed all up so i should have fun anyways lol rory from the loops


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Time:
06:35:36 AM

Messages

King Boletes sure are delicious. we've never knowingly found or eaten them till this week. Mm mmm. Most were wormed but outer edges salvagable. Peace from the SKOOK. near CRANBROOK, BC. ps. right on Rob (Mush-Buckets)! our local health care is prevention and soaks in hot springs. Any Nakusp news?


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Time:
03:24:14 AM

Messages

as someone who has had to use the health care system a lot in the last three years i must say that i have been treated just fine ts..... there is waits but thats to be expected .... i am only grateful that we have universal healthcare and are not at the mercy of the private insurance vultures .... hey wildside how many skookumchuk's are there in bc??? we have one up here and there is skookumchuk narrows on the sunshine coast and is the one you're talking about in the kootenays???? need rain badly here.... maybe after the next good rains something will start but until then ..... firewood and fish ger


User_Name:
sasquatch
Date:
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Time:
05:36:13 PM

Messages

need chantrelle from sask. post msg here with number to call or email. excellent price. want volume.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Time:
04:18:50 PM

Messages

Hello there !! Well we had our first heat weave of the year, 3 days above ninety, with afternoon thunderstorms yesterday and today a huge thunderstorm today it drop plenty of water, as you may think a hell of a lot mushrooms , I had my eyes on the kings however they are FUULLL of worms, even the baby's , I don't even bother with them, they are all wormy ,


User_Name:
mush-buckets
Date:
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Time:
02:22:59 PM

Messages

It sure shows the state of the industry when we discuss the merits of health care systems, obviously we are all getting older and not getting richer. I hope all you fungal-o-philes are looking at the medical benefits of Chaga Tea (Birch Polypore) and Maitake (Hen of the Woods), and the research being done on medicinal mushrooms (Agaricus Blazeii), and others. We can do alot for ourselves, cause we're able to harvest what we need. Hope you all have a good and plentiful season. Cheers to all -Rob


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Time:
01:02:26 PM

Messages

Now that is what I ask for, now I can sleep with both eye's open and a hair trigger for may other left finger. I just hope that change well come with peace.


User_Name:
Boratsutake
Date:
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Time:
10:02:48 AM

Messages

Gee, I thought our health care system sucked here in Canada, I feel so much better now! any body know whats going on in Terrace?


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Friday, August 21, 2009
Time:
01:50:46 PM

Messages

Hey Rob,yup I see it.One never knows, it just might.Are you going north this year?Good luck if you do.


User_Name:
mush-bucket
Date:
Friday, August 21, 2009
Time:
11:52:11 AM

Messages

Tinker, ya see that smoke above bachelor? wonder if itll get into the good ground, saw it this morning. cheers -Rob


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Time:
07:01:27 PM

Messages

Thx wildside,any info you could pass along would be appreciated.Nukusp recieved 30mm last week,but this week has been hot and dry again,so it's hard to say what will happen.I'm beginning to think this heat wave will never end.It was 39 here today.


User_Name:
ibud2020
Date:
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Time:
12:40:49 PM

Messages

How regular guy, a picker can buy into the right wing B.S. is beyond comprehension. They had 8 years and another 8 before that and did not move a finger. Well, they did once a while when we wanted to get our claims paid. They moved the middle finger and pointed it up.....


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Time:
11:45:05 AM

Messages

Cranberydawg: Yeah I am here. It is good to from you. I hope everything is going well for you. Come on by when you are around.


User_Name:
cranberydawg
Date:
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Time:
10:58:15 AM

Messages

Kieth Hunter...are you there? Thinking of doing a bit of a tour...I know I'll find enough chanties to want to sell - are you open any time soon? Hope all is well - I suppose I'll bump into you one way or another in the next little while. CD


User_Name:
horace Sheffield
Date:
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Time:
06:27:04 AM

Messages

hey to all from arizona...scheduled my summer to pick commercially for the first time..we had an early chantie crop and i got 20$ a pound.....picked about 110 lbs., then about 2 weeks ago it dried out and is over....found 1 big basket of lobsters, here 10$ a lb....just got back from a SW colorado, all over new mexico, 1 more time in eastern AZ but it is too dry and too late to flush again anywhere in the SW.... Forest Harvest- it makes me sick that people are falling for all this BS the Insurance cos./the right wing/ and big pharma put out...if you believe the bs about taxing the successful (one Ins. CEO made almost a BILLION dollars in a year 1,000,000,000!!!) you are the biggest suckers in this century....how could one support the Ins. cos. that deny coverage when needed, so they can make that kind of profit from human suffering?...the most sound investment is in human suffering and stupidity ....please people, THINK!!! with contacts here in AZ now thinking of an Oregon trip if things get really cooking.....i will listen up and maybe buy from some fellow pickers to get a big load to bring back....will send some pics and contacts directly...


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Time:
05:57:14 AM

Messages

Hey Tinker, we're most likely heading to Nakusp soon to have a peek. Will let you know our findings. Skook. is the East Kootenays so it was a pleasant surprise to find those species. The intriguing search continues... Peace.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Time:
05:48:41 AM

Messages

ltk , You are regurgitating word by word the points you heard from those " geniuses " on talk radio , Have any of your own ideas ?, What you are doing is waving the insurance companies RED HERRING, Tort reform is the culprit !!!!, absolute nonsense , Lawsuits are less than 0.04 % of the total health care cost, only those right wing nuts believe that they can created 100 whole apples of a few apple peelings, Their math and logic holds as much water as a fisherman's net , Itk I suggest next time you post please don't just puke stuff you heard on the right wing radio .


User_Name:
Itk
Date:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Time:
08:46:51 PM

Messages

This enitire discussion (nationally) disturbs me. While the system is obviously flawed, creating socialized, single payer medicine does not seem an adequate answer to me. Tax the successful (not"rich") to provide for the unsuccessful....hmmmm somethings wrong with this picture. Lets start with tort reform. End frivolous malpractice suits. Reduce malpractice insurance rates and watch health care costs drop.


User_Name:
Boletus Joe
Date:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Time:
08:30:56 PM

Messages

Dognuts... where is the economy in paying over $100 round trip on the ferry to Nanaimo to sell 26 lbs. of channies --- even at $10 a lb. Plus the gas and meals etc. BTW ..... What is mid to high elevation? The only channies I have seen are far to few and far to small to pick. Good on yea!


User_Name:
TruffleDog
Date:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Time:
08:00:50 PM

Messages

Lobsters are hit and miss so far on north/central oregon coast. Main ridges not producing yet despite "rain" but some tertiary spots are pumping nice fresh hard ones. Barely worth picking as someone is dumping at $2 to local restaurants. 40 to 50 pounds per trip so far. Getting 30 to 40 pounds of chanties daily (3 days per week). $9 except where some picker is dumping their 10 pounds a week for $5 since they have no idea where else to sell or what they are worth. Seems only two of in town here have chanties. Peachy. Sorry A, no time to come up and clean out your patches this summer. FYI: single provider health plans leave you at the mercy of the provider (read VA). You can give up your socialized health care if you so desire, A, but don't expect those of us that pay our own premiums to jump up and down with joy about our newest rate hikes. We really need a single payer health plan here in the US. Government payer with private doctors and facilities would be great. I am tired of paying $12,000 a year for health insurance only to be denied coverage when I need it or facing bankrupting co-pays and deductables. I would be happy to pay that much if my total bill was covered. Insurance companies are not your friends, just more Bad Joes trying to work you for their benefit. They don't make money paying claims, only by taking your money and denying service. We pay more per head here in the US for medical insurance than anywhere else in the world and we are number 37 in health ranking in the world, just behind Costa Rica and just ahead of Slovenia. Making profit on sick people is not working for anyone but the Bad Joes. Medicare for all!!!


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Time:
05:27:48 PM

Messages

Agust ,I do hope you drop your "socialized" health care , since the government provides it !! since you are so against it , also all those granmas you are talking about , Who do you think provides health care for them ? The insurance companies free of charge ? , not the government , please use your brain , has tomintheolimpics said our care heath system it's a bloody embarrassment ., August watch out, this board if full of intelligent and clever fellas you are going to get stomped .


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Time:
04:51:17 PM

Messages

Why fix something that works! and why should we be like everyone else's?


User_Name:
ric
Date:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Time:
10:47:24 AM

Messages

Have the matsi started yet? Went on scouting trip and saw a few wannabe's and some funnels last week. nothing else.


User_Name:
ProudCDN
Date:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Time:
10:06:05 AM

Messages

"would not pull the plug on grandma our anyone else."What do you mean?Dont be fooled by the republicans political hype!Check your facts!


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Time:
08:52:51 AM

Messages

Wild Side,are you close to Nukusp?I heard that they've had some good rain,but,I don't want to go to early.Thanks


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Time:
06:52:22 AM

Messages

G'Day All, we found some unexpected mushrooms up Skookumchuk BC FSR. Golden chantrelles and Pine Mats. no worms on the buttons but flags were a mess. Trees were Sub-alpine and Douglas. Happy Trails.


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Time:
07:40:44 PM

Messages

Been out today and picked 30 lbs of peach chanty's and the heat was on, some where around ninety degrees and the chanty's just keep poppin up. I have watch them grow in this heat and they just love it. I have also watch the other type that grow in mix conifers die out when it's hot like this. We have little rain this month and no rain last month and I still don't understand why they ( the two types ) grow the way they do?.By the way tomintheolypics I was just looking for some in-put on health care. I would never give up what I have now and would not pull the plug on grandma our anyone else.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Time:
04:24:31 PM

Messages

OGNUTS > ? Well it's a nice proclivity yo have , since all the old timers keep on chasing it , perhaps if you have that proclivity you should use it , since wild things , when will they will be dry ? here for a few days , hence you tend to chase them , however they are elusive,OGNUTS > ?, since wild things will be dry here for a few days and wet another days , hence you tend to chase them , however they are elusive, it's a bloody enigma.


User_Name:
dognuts
Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Time:
03:53:22 PM

Messages

Powell River; After a week + of rain and cooler temps, the chants are coming out in full force at med to hi elevations. Picked 28 lbs on sunday. Terrific ahape..nice and firm buttons No local buyers, asked a few restraunts in town to buy them, but they only offered 75 cents per lb. Took them to Van Islnad and found a restraunt in Nanaimo who paid me $7.25 per pound and said they would take all I can pick. Going to go crazy this week-end, hopefully get in a Sat/Sun pick.


User_Name:
treeguy
Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Time:
11:50:27 AM

Messages

http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/shrub1_2008/IMGP0955.jpg


User_Name:
treeguy
Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Time:
11:49:53 AM

Messages

http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/shrub1_2008/IMGP0961.jpg


User_Name:
treeguy
Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Time:
11:45:27 AM

Messages

lol,im at 500ft from sea lvl round here,anything after that is straight up!,after a few weeks n hopefully a bit more rain should be able to do allright :)


User_Name:
rdawg76
Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Time:
11:04:51 AM

Messages

howdy allhope everything is lookng good as th picking aspects are leading up to the fall. anyways i lve in kamloops and was wondering iam going to hinton alberta and me and my kids lov pickin mushrooms if there is anythig that we might be able to go and have a day adventure with only get my kids four times a year and any help for fun would be appreciated. take care all and happy trails thnx rory from the loops


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Time:
11:00:44 AM

Messages

treeguy. $15 a lb is what I get as well. I pulled out 19 lbs as well but I am picking around 3800 feet and up.


User_Name:
treeguy
Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Time:
09:57:26 AM

Messages

went out n checked the chanti patches got 10lbs,then moved south 20 miles n got 1/4lb ?.o well made $120,sellin locally


User_Name:
ric
Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Time:
08:48:02 AM

Messages

Prices so bad I had to retire and get a real job. I went to school and became a computer IT/Accountant. Still go a few days a year to scratch the itch.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Monday, August 17, 2009
Time:
09:43:31 AM

Messages

Garf,it's great that you have a private buyer.Maybe there'll be more private buyers as the years go by.I sure hope so.


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Monday, August 17, 2009
Time:
05:29:54 AM

Messages

had a bit of rain and cooler temperatures.... hopeing for more of the same and then maybe we will get some ..... last year i sold to a private buyer and he would have taken a lot more than i can pick..... he always paid me more and graded fairly ..... we negotiated and always came to an agreement we were bothhhhhhh happy with.... i did sell to stations a few times but i was getting somewhere between 20 and 30 , when i sold there//// overall it wasn't a bad year..... full buckets to all ...... oh the fishing was good last week on vancouver island.... got a 17, 18, and a 22 lb chinooks .... good fun and a beautiful location.... ger


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Time:
06:50:08 PM

Messages

Hey there folk . Well it seems that people either want to give grammar or political correctness lessons to the madmorel , it's utterly inconsequential since we all enjoy his sincere opinions, when grammar has been of any consequence in this board ? as Andy said once this a'int no grammar class. Well I just got back from the north lands and it's starting to get dry there , however plenty of them boletes.


User_Name:
tomintheolympics
Date:
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Time:
06:01:03 PM

Messages

Were you looking for a different answer A"? Were you hoping the Canadians weren't happy with their ALL being covered? The US system is an embarrassment compared to the other industrialized countries. Hope mushrooming is better this fall than last.


User_Name:
Itk
Date:
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Time:
06:25:09 PM

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Im pretty sure there is a huckleberry buyer in trout lake. Seems the folks how ran the coffee shop around the corner from the gas station bought. Dont know if shirley the mushroom buyer deals w berries? Worth a stop anyway.


User_Name:
julietorell
Date:
Friday, August 14, 2009
Time:
12:16:04 PM

Messages

Today in the local paper I read that huckleberry picking season is starting in the Gifford National Forest. Has anyone here picked huckleberry, and who would you sell these to?


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Time:
10:03:25 PM

Messages

I would say the rain came to soon and the dame worms well be out in full force and its going to get very hot again next week. Say Mary, I do know how to spell its just that take the time and I type to fast and I don't care to take the time to spell check.


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Time:
04:14:52 PM

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Getting a good dump of rain today, shaping up to be a decent year. The more rain between now and Sept 7th the better. C


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Time:
10:04:43 AM

Messages

treeguy, Just like to thank you for e-miling me some, just what I needed for my Chantei's. we took a raid yesterday around 4 p.m. to pick some chanties and came home with 8lb's.


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Time:
11:25:24 PM

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I remember when they payed one price per lb back in the seventy and I also don't need to make a living picking. I do it for the injoyment of grtting out and learning what make's them tic and useing what I have learn over the years on where to find them that know one eles has .


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Time:
05:04:56 PM

Messages

rj,I don't pick or sell for anything for less then 10$ a pound.I don't have to pick for a living,so I can choose when I want to pick.As for the cartel...you aren't telling me anything that I don't already know.I've been around since the late eightys,and I know very well how good the industry used to be.So rj,save YOUR anger for someone else!


User_Name:
rj
Date:
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Time:
04:43:26 PM

Messages

you watch tinker,you`ll get your bumper crop sure but your only getting 3 or 4 dollars a lb. very tight grading too., as they only will buy 1`s, 2`s and 3`s. the cartel will pay you,next to nothing and have the control over pricing,and not a darn thing you can do as you all {90% of the pickers} have no other place to sell and starve ya out.you got no choise,most of ya. not like the old day`s any more.good luck to you know it all`s,as we haven`t sold to the cartel in years, Called pride. just flood the local market`s as you get more and piss them cartel`s off. same bul-shit new pile good luck


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Time:
08:42:34 AM

Messages

Wildside,don't count Nukusp out yet.I was doing some research last night,and so far the weather has been almost identical to 2004.If we get some good rain by the end of the month,look out! So we all better start dancing!lol Hope your trip is great.Full buckets.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Time:
06:36:57 AM

Messages

G'Mornin All, There's healthy crops of bolotes and fly agaric in my area -Gray Pass- BC. Nakusp not sounding too good at the moment and Rain Dancing sounds fun. Regarding Canada's Health Care, compared to other countries and continents, health care in Canada is a great achievement. as Tinker noted, everyone is covered (excluding dental) and you don't have to worry about money and all the stress that may bring to you and your family. For other countries, understand and be aware of scare tactics from interest groups - ridiculously wealthy interest groups. We're heading to Van. Island this October -Ucluelet to Tofino stretch. Much appreciated to anyone directing us to where a young family can go for a Chanti pick? Peace.


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Monday, August 10, 2009
Time:
03:36:47 PM

Messages

treeguy, would you send some my way I really could use right now before my chantei's dry up. the elk are eating them and its the only mushroom that is growing.


User_Name:
treeguy
Date:
Monday, August 10, 2009
Time:
12:08:02 PM

Messages

its raining big time in the lower mainland right now ! :),gonna go out n check this weekend ,a month later than last year,hows it goin ppl ?


User_Name:
taxedagain
Date:
Monday, August 10, 2009
Time:
07:32:09 AM

Messages

B.C occupants, Gordo Campbell is going to raise our taxes again!By harmonizing the gst and PST we will be paying much more taxes on the following items. ..........haircuts, FOOD, heating bills movie and theatre tickets housing funerals vitamins bicycles magazine and newspapers safety equipment dry cleaning airplane tickets and more Even if you do not support the ndp, go to there website and sign there petition against this tax on the middle class!


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Time:
08:26:31 PM

Messages

"A",All I can say is with our plan every single person is covered.We don't have to worry about going bankrupt because we can't pay our medical bills.I suppose your system is okay for the rich,but not so good for the middle class and poor.It's like anything in life,there's an up side and a down side to everything.


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Time:
06:56:06 PM

Messages

Tinker, What would you say to those of down here in the states to watch out for and do you thank it can for as well. I know this has nothing to do with mushrooms accept there are people whom don't have any knid of health care plan.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Time:
04:43:03 PM

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"A"The best thing about our health care is everyone is covered.But, there is also a down side.There are long waiting lists for for many dignostic tests and surgery.


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Time:
01:45:45 PM

Messages

I would like to ask those in Canada about there Health care and are you happy with it.??


User_Name:
dognuts
Date:
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Time:
07:10:06 AM

Messages

Powell River - spotty showers the past few days. Found some yellow chants up around the Freda Lake area. Nice shape.


User_Name:
Itk
Date:
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Time:
06:00:18 PM

Messages

Southern rockies are over before they started.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Time:
01:26:28 PM

Messages

Hello there !!! Well good folk , I guess someone forgot to send a summons notice to the oyster clan , since the are appearing in force ; two months late ! Well I like to see them appear, however this season predictability it's a complete mystery for me, I feel like a creep telling all this shrooming tales, when some of you folks are having a lousy if not a hellish season , Garf I do hope the rain Gods at least piss on your area to stop all that smoldering, Best wishes to all .


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Time:
09:48:16 AM

Messages

Wildside,I checked the weather network,and Nukusp has only had 5.8 mm in the last few weeks.We need a heck of a lot more then that if we're going to have a season.I think it's time to do a rain dance!LOL hagd


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Time:
06:04:17 AM

Messages

Hey Tinker, I'm not sure about Nakusp. That's usually where I head to. Anyone around there can hopfully share some info. I suppose the local Forest Service can answer some questions. (Arrow Forest District 250.365-8600). We, Kimberley area, have received lots of rain this month and a stinging drop or hail a few days ago. Beat the heck out of the vegy gardens. Peace.


User_Name:
ukee picker
Date:
Friday, August 07, 2009
Time:
12:22:26 PM

Messages

hey JOE you got that swashbuckler butch buying yet?


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Friday, August 07, 2009
Time:
08:13:37 AM

Messages

Wildside,do you know if Nukusp has had any rain?According to the weather network the Kootneys have been dry.I would also like to know if the white shantys are starting.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Friday, August 07, 2009
Time:
06:17:32 AM

Messages

to those interested, be open minded and explore new ideas. perhaps your local library may have books to check out. there's loads of ideas and info. everywhere. Lots of rain lately in the Canadian Kootenays. any signs of white chanti's ? peace.


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Time:
05:52:41 AM

Messages

You guys are making me bite my lip talking about Paul. Had all his books (they are very expensive) and took his cultivation class. Enough said. Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
comox valley chef
Date:
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Time:
02:42:21 AM

Messages

wild side ,,good info i haveve all stammetts book,s they will fill you in with all the tec you can absorb and more if you are realy into understanding mushroom,s and more .you owe it to your self to buy this info it will stimulate your mushrooming brain for many year.s i have grown many different type,s in the past with the help of his book,s and sites like this ..pink oyster mushroom,s in 9 day,s from spawn amaizing check it out have fun fungies


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Time:
05:45:31 AM

Messages

nice read forest harvest. another note to those interested in growing mushrooms, a book: Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms - Paul Stamets. Full of great stuff that'll reinforce and or change some of your lives. Autumn wild harvest approaching! life's goood. Peace.


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Monday, August 03, 2009
Time:
08:51:32 AM

Messages

August, Not sure about your question. There really isn't any info directly associated with primordia, penning or babies which ever you call them. Japanese studies, same text book I mention before, say 58 degree is needed. So I guess, for matsi, at 58 the substrate, mycelia, has the ability to form. I'm sure this varies species to species. Now to form babies, close as I can determine, a rise of minimum 3 and max 10, is needed. That's in the daily mean or average temp. Too much rise they burn, too little they form poorly or not at all. However, I have seen a flush start without a cooling. Mushrooms flushed and grew after about 20 to 25 days, after formation started. Saw this twice. Once in 95 and in 97. Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Time:
09:53:01 PM

Messages

Andy, what would be the right temperature needed to start up the pressing.? As I see we know are going to drop 10 to 29 degrees soon, at lest a week and a half if that!. just had to bring it and learn something to try out.This heat wave has been coming and the State of Washington is a red hot match and fuel on the forest floor just looking to go off. So fare we have been lucky and I hope we stay that way.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Time:
07:50:25 PM

Messages

Hello fellas , What a day !!! I had one of those days that make me appreciate my profession , I went out to one of the Vermont Mountains, trough the north face . I was not planing to go to the top , since it's a long hike , however I did, in the pouring rain, and at the very top I got to see one of those visions that one only can Image , LOTS of different types of mushrooms, it was a vision, five different types of chanterells (including Black trumpets}), some of them I have only see them in late Autumn or winter, Just amazing , One person could have expended all day taking pictures of every species and never would be able to be half done, I wasn't prepared for it. so I half filled my rain poncho with Black trumpets ( they are very wet I hope I can salvage them) , since I run out of room in my backpack basket (chanterells), it wasn't the quantity what amazed me, it was the diversity, For a while I was just looking at the many different types of mushrooms ( too distracted to pick) A beautiful site .


User_Name:
Wild bill
Date:
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Time:
06:15:58 PM

Messages

Slayin chanties 2 miles above sea level today!


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Time:
04:58:03 PM

Messages

I like to add two cents on the Rain, just when would you like it to happen and then the worms come out !. I had a really go crop of chantei's last year and there looking much better this year but if no rain soon they may just dry up and I don't care. If the rain comes late then something El's well take it's place , like Boletes our Matsi but then a lot of people well end up with a shot season and money but could make it up on the season doing really good, if the price goes up but then someone are some other buyer's well take the picker and pay low. ( If one way is block then find one that is not. )


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Time:
09:31:48 AM

Messages

I'm in Kamloops Garf.Your right,we do need rain.Between the heat and smoke it feels a little bit like hell.lol


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Time:
09:22:19 AM

Messages

fires everywhere around here ..... smoke was so thick couldn't see Mt Currie through it .... nasty stuff..... go fishing soon in CR..... we need rain really badly although way cooler today..... tinker where bouts are you? pemberton whistler area here ..... ger any pictures yet randy??


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Time:
08:27:54 AM

Messages

Wildside,that is really neat!My son tried growing oyster mushrooms several years ago.He bought a book on cultivating mushrooms and ordered the kit he would need.He stacked the logs,drilled holes and put the plugs in.Nothing happened.lol Your method seems much easier.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Time:
07:24:31 AM

Messages

Wild/ sort-of cultivated Oyster mushroom: last spring , we collected and stacked naturally inoculated (Oyster mushroom) poplar branches. These branches were placed under and along the drip line area of white spruce trees. They fruited this year on their own with no aid from us. If volumne is needed, stack more branches. It takes little time, no maintenance and provides. Deer love 'em too so net or fence them. Peace.


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Time:
05:33:58 AM

Messages

Fiddlehead Heaven, Thanks Dwight for the temp info and the link. Growing mushrooms in a controlled environment is much easier than outside. I know you already know that little goodie, but also far more expensive. Sorry to hear temps are not cooperating.
 
I had an idea in the mid 90's to use orchard heaters!! Orchards in Medford area were being changed to grapes. This left an abundance of heaters. Never got around to it. Too much work. I also did an experiment trying to heat a patch with a water bag (http://matsiman.com/warming_mushrooms.htm). Didn't work. Later, Matsiman
 

User_Name:
Fiddlehead Heaven
Date:
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Time:
03:20:44 AM

Messages

Your right Duncan, there are many more steps to growing in this way. but I don't really have the time right now to write out four or five pages of instructions. My comment was on the temp. issue for the mushrooms that Andy was wondering about. To answer all questions that any one may have about growing mushrooms simply join the forum at http://www.shroomery.org or buy the book called, "The Mushroom Cultivator" by Paul Stamets & J.S. Chilton. Hey Leo, we are catching up here! Dwight In New Brunswick


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Time:
10:02:07 PM

Messages

Thanks for the advice bill.The problem,I live in a fairly small town in bc,and we don't have a lot of upscale restaraunts here.If I pick 100 pounds of mushrooms a day,there's no way I'm going to sell them all.So many pickers are being held hostage by the cartel because there's no other way to sell thier mushrooms,especially if they have any amount.It's to bad that the pickers couldn't form some sort of co-op that would benifit all.


User_Name:
Wild bill
Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Time:
07:27:26 PM

Messages

Tinker. If you want to sell to restaraunts show up at the kitchen door an hour or so before they open. Ask for the chef. Expect alot of rejection but try to foster a relationship with them. They may just not like or use the psrticular species you have. Ask what they like, how much they can handle, how often. Thursdays are the best for selling as it gives them plenty of time to work up weekend specials. If they dont want what youve got, dont just walk away but find out what it will take for them to buy ur product. It helps to be a foodie too and be familar w the local rstrnt scene.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Time:
06:51:11 PM

Messages

Hello Duncan here is a link to my website, http://www.forestharvest.com/


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Time:
02:49:56 PM

Messages

lol Kingmorel,what I meant by "real world" was living in the city. "Find and pick your own"sounds like something every buyer should be saying to the joes.lol


User_Name:
kiki
Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Time:
01:41:02 PM

Messages

finding matzi's in central oregon and the coast, either it will be over before season starts, or one long great season... expecting more rain over here in central oregon again tonite (hopefully not too much lighting) which bodes well for the season... anyone else finding already????


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Time:
12:29:35 PM

Messages

Thanks Duncan.It doesn't sound like it will be easy.No wonder pickers continue to sell to the buyers!lol I will try what you have suggested and hope for the best.hagd


User_Name:
duncan chef/picker
Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Time:
10:51:37 AM

Messages

Tinker, I guess the question is where r u picking and trying to sell them. Here in Pittsburgh it is a nightmare to sell locally picked. The health dept is a pain in the rear! So again if your in the states look up your local health departmnet to se what theye require. Some will require that a mycologist has properly id them and u also might need to provide a certifiacate of origin if your bringing them into the states to sell. Not sure but this is a start. Like I said in my name I have been in the restaurant biz for 26 years and picking wild mushrooms for 20 years. Even then when I had my own place ie restaurant they didnt want me to pick and use cause I might get someone sick. But when I asked them to see what all info I had for each species in my log book including genius name e3ct they didnt want me still to do it. I guess u can find some high end restaurant if u be in canada and try in get in the door with your product. That is my intent once the prices drop and I dont want to start too early drying. Do some internet serches for top restaurants in your area that have them on the menu. Ps. remember u r competeing with there local broker/seller in that area so u might have to prove to them that it is better from u. even if u get them a fresher product u might have a good chance of winning them over. Good luck and may the mushroom force be with u. Heading back to the bush here for 4-5 weeks. duncan


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Time:
09:09:56 AM

Messages

I have found one chef that's interested in purchacing lobster,pine,and white chantys.I realise that I need to find many more to make any money at it,but it's a start.Does anyone know what white chantys sell for?I was also wondering if it's legal to sell to resteraunts,if not,how does one go about getting a licence?


User_Name:
duncan in the burgh!
Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Time:
06:53:26 AM

Messages

u go forest harvest! I have been working sucessfully on growing shaggy manes from a spore print. very stable grows but shelf life sucks still. My buddy has long bags hanging from his ceiling with oysters, yellow oysters and miatake cultivating as we speak. Not to mention button whites criminis and a few others. Yes he sells to local restaurants here in Pittsburgh and at a farm market on Saturdays. He has some wild harvested lobsters Randy and I picked and some local chantrelles. I applaud your grwoing efforts and would love to see some of your pics if u have them. Keep up the good work. for it is said give a man a mushroom he will eat for a dayk, teach a man to grow mushrooms and he will eat forever! good luck! Oh and by the way I grew up north of Boston Ma. so glad to see your selling there. duncan worldy traveler and speaker!


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Time:
06:03:13 AM

Messages

Hello there folk, Yes Dwight finally things are moving along and hopefully they will be moving for you shortly , just need a little patience, even my shitake farm is doing poorly no enough hot days, this rain is relentless , It's a shame, acres of logs and not many mushrooms, and Wild Bill I can assure you the chanterells I'm picking are of exceptional quality and they are not growing at a high altitude,exceptional fragrance and texture and some of the buttons as big as a fist,absolutely the best available anywhere , my client list consists of only the best restaurants in New York and Boston. I hate to be presumptuous, however it's infuriating how some people try to belittle others peoples efforts and ideas .


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Time:
05:50:31 AM

Messages

Wild bill..... 2 miles high eh... lol thats higher than any mountain in BC... maybe your in Texas as "everything" is bigger or higher there... too funny. I'm picking at about 1500 feet ASL... A".... Rain depends on soil type but using Andy's data set we should have a bumper crop. thats why I have been trying to get info on the James Bay pick... Camp.. we are renting full outfitted cabins.... lol plz keep me informed via email re Chris... thx R


User_Name:
duncan in da burgh
Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Time:
05:48:14 AM

Messages

A u were right it is Sat and i just read your post. LOL not much here in the way of edibles. Some smooth chanties are being picked and beleieve it or not prefered over the buttons Randy and I have been picking. A few milky caps and some boletes but other than that in pittsburgh it is rough. Thats why I am heading back to the land of milk and honey to pick truck loads of Lobies and chanties, and like randy said if we cant get a good price there I will send to my buddies in da states who r paying a great price. or hell drive them to them. Like I did the other day and when the market is too flooded ( like that might happen with all this weather patterns) We will dry and sell until the last one pops! Dont get me wrong all of u who read this I really love the outdoors and picking is just an extra bonus not to mention so extra coin in a pocket of a person out of work. peace out all! duncan somewhere in the western hemisphere!


User_Name:
Wild bill
Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Time:
01:06:56 AM

Messages

Kingmorel. Im so glad i never have to pick another soaking wet, low country chanty...i pick em 2 miles high till the snow falls!


User_Name:
Wild bill
Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Time:
01:01:24 AM

Messages

A, those are high for the cascades, i pick in the rocky mtns at 10 to 11 thousand feet plus. But your elevation was what i was refering too. How much are/can you honestly bringing in a day right now? Its supply and demand and im trying to get a feel for the current supply situation. These are 80 to 100 per lb mushrooms.


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