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User_Name: Northern picker
Date: Sunday August 31, 2014
Time: 09:02 PM

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As of this Friday. No buyers yet in the Nass. Only one I seen open was ricks in terrace. And he's not in the shack he's just left his number on the door so I'm not sure the prices yet.


User_Name: Northern picker
Date: Sunday August 31, 2014
Time: 08:58 PM

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Hey robster, I was up the Nass 2 days ago, on Friday. And aside from a couple of LITTLE cauliflowers , nothing yet. Mind you with the cool nights and rain that's been happening I expect it should be soon. Although come this Tuesday were expecting warmer temperatures. And lots of sun. My advice would be to give it another week and check again. At least thats my plan


User_Name: Ol' Gulch
Date: Sunday August 31, 2014
Time: 02:24 PM

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Hello all, this year I'm getting into markets and restaurants to sell my pickings. Should demand exceed what I can personally pick, I thought it would be good to try get in contact with other pickers in my area (the fraser valley) who might be interested in selling to me on occasion. If you'd like to chat about it here's my email: yourwildestfoods@gmail.com Hope everyone's having a great season! p.s. rain: yay!


User_Name: robster
Date: Sunday August 31, 2014
Time: 09:43 AM

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Hi , any news about the nass?


User_Name: shroomer
Date: Sunday August 31, 2014
Time: 09:10 AM

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foragisto, not a good time for harvesting, it should be a winter pick.sorry can`t purchase as don`t know when it was picked.can`t gareenteedyour chaga,so have know interests.lol


User_Name: hippychick
Date: Saturday August 30, 2014
Time: 06:30 PM

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I'm on coast of Oregon and am having extreme difficulties trying to find bolete or lobster buyers. Don't want to pick unless I know I can sell. Any info wud be greatly appreciated. 360.481.1524.or andreatroy.at@gmail.com


User_Name: foragisto
Date: Saturday August 30, 2014
Time: 06:17 PM

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Looking for a buyer for chaga. .. decEnt amounts dry! Let me know two five oh five six six five oh six six


User_Name: happy harvester
Date: Friday August 29, 2014
Time: 10:53 PM

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The Lobsters are starting up in the Terrace area, the winters and golden's started a week ago in Prince Rupert. Starting to see Golden's in Terrace area. Hoping this rain, and cool weather will pick things up.


User_Name: Yukon Picker
Date: Friday August 29, 2014
Time: 06:26 PM

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Any news on the Cranberry Junction or prices for pines? Looking forward to any info. Thank you


User_Name: Zelly
Date: Friday August 29, 2014
Time: 03:48 PM

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Does anyone know what the buyers are paying for fresh obsters and chanties?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday August 28, 2014
Time: 11:16 PM

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medicina mush; I don't powder the conks but I do dry them completely before use. A friend in Portland cut them with his bandsaw and then put them into a high speed processor for me. They come out looking spun, kind of like loose cotton ball type material. The conk is hard enough to burn up the bearings in most food processors. I then fill a metal tea ball with the material. In a separate smaller ball I place some of the Cows Cows placing them both into a stainless kettle that whistles when boiling. The pot intermittently sings on a low key when I turn the heat down for simmering one hour. The conk that I use goes by many names but Fomitopsis pinicola is its scientific name, Reishi is also reported as good but I do not use it. I use Ligustium canbyi root in my pot because not only is reported to be better than Ligusticun osha but it is easy for me to find in my favorite stomping area and takes the bitter taste of pinicola out.


User_Name: Kootenay brother
Date: Thursday August 28, 2014
Time: 04:39 PM

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Thanks jean! , For the info! Keep us posted on the mushroom scene ! I'll be selling shrooms to you this fall, I guess its firewood time gonna try to get er done just in time for shroom season!! thanks for the tel# K.B.


User_Name: medicina mush
Date: Thursday August 28, 2014
Time: 03:39 PM

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i wanna know lobo do you put the mushroom in powder or still fresh when u boil it?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday August 28, 2014
Time: 02:28 PM

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Steve from Oregon; I bring the pot to a boil then quickly turn the gas down as low as it will stay lit and let it steep for one hour. I use the red banded conk & some cows cows together. ………… Mad Morel; thanks for the phone call, glad you are doing so well. I neglected to mention that I’ve taken a few steps with my cane the rest are with the walker. I am learning to write again with my right hand but it looks like 1st grade. Boy I wouldn’t wish this type of a stroke on anyone, 10 months at this point.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday August 28, 2014
Time: 01:59 PM

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bsquinas; The price changes from minute to minute in the field. Possibly a broker could quote a price but it will most likely change day to day. Also it depends where a person may be, matsutaki prices also depend upon location. Some of the varied locations that I am aware of having price differences in the field are British Columbia & Ontario in Canada. Alaska, Washington, Oregon & Eastern USA. Good Luck.


User_Name: bsquinas@gmail.com
Date: Thursday August 28, 2014
Time: 09:42 AM

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Hi what is the price per pound for pine mushroom for 2014 fall?


User_Name: Arrow Shrooms
Date: Thursday August 28, 2014
Time: 09:35 AM

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Kootenay Brother & Mike Brat Re: Buyer # in the Nakusp area My # is 250 265- 4147 (Jean's Mushroom Station) Been buying here over 20 yrs. Update: Nothing happening yet, only a few chanties starting to be found and a couple of lobsters so far. Had a good rain a week ago but need a lot more. Had a very dry summer. Wishing full buckets to everyone!! - JH


User_Name: garf
Date: Thursday August 28, 2014
Time: 09:31 AM

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Hey Phantom haven't been out yet really but a very short walk tells me crispy for sure.. bushes need a good soaking and it might bring some .. I have seen it like this before and sometimes the myellium gets hammered so bad in the drought of july august that we get hardly any.Can only hope at this point .. i one day will get up your way for a day trip or maybe more .. Have really only picked here and the Nass so would love to try the two Ns > nakusp ,,, i will always be this area picker as i know it like you know yours but other places just for the longing to see other beautiful places in my favourtie season...cheers and gl...


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Thursday August 28, 2014
Time: 12:30 AM

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Went out today and picked 25lbs of shanties but they did not have much moister in them,ended up giving them away.Theres a few different shrooms out there so it's looking promising but we need a lot more moister to get things happening.The moss is moist undercover and anything in the open is crispy.Also picked one small bag of garbage and one fair size bag of beer cans and bottles from last season so it wasn't a bad day after all lol.Garf, I to love the fall man it's my favorite time of the year.if the rains can get here we might just have a pick.good luck to everyone and be safe.


User_Name: Bletus Joe
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2014
Time: 09:01 PM

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Jack............. Leave my Cookie by the Duck lake bridge.... I'll pick it up on Sunday.... LOL


User_Name: Powell River Jack
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2014
Time: 07:43 PM

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Sept is near. Some rain in forecast finally.will dig out the gear and take inventory. Can feel that itch to hike again. Park about done for year. Buddy the poodle now retired. I will give cookies to my bush partner. See yas in the bush


User_Name: garf
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2014
Time: 08:01 AM

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Hello all . We sure could use some good rain here ..It is crispy dry out in the woods and i suspect at this pace we will have very few mushrooms this year. After a few days of wetter colder some white chantrelles should begin and that will tell me lots about the season we will have .. One month or more til mushrooms i would think ..lots of firewood to do anyhow ... full buckets and all ....come on fall ...love the Fall season


User_Name: MushroomManMike
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2014
Time: 11:36 AM

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Let me re-phrase that! the signs are there! just not the mushrooms!


User_Name: MushroomManMike
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2014
Time: 11:33 AM

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I went up to Nahatlatch valley yesterday! found some white chanterelle's (very few) as well as some yellow chanterelle's and Brain corral. No Signs of pines yet though... need some cool weather to roll in!


User_Name: Mushroom slayer
Date: Monday August 25, 2014
Time: 07:02 PM

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10 pounds chantrells today. All a good size. Took to my usual restaurants. Only one chef out of 6 restaurants would take them. To sell them all had to take 5 a pound. Usually they sell real easy for 8 to 10. Must be to early for chefs to want chantrelles.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Monday August 25, 2014
Time: 04:52 PM

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Yumm! Yumm! A few yellows and whites, all very tasty when they are dried out. Had to toss about 1/3 because of the mould. Rain please or some fog.


User_Name: thegirls
Date: Monday August 25, 2014
Time: 02:51 PM

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Ya i hear you..just giving an update! :-)


User_Name: pickers
Date: Monday August 25, 2014
Time: 06:27 AM

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right. Lets not forget what the price was last year for pines- so let them grow for a bit


User_Name: thegirls
Date: Monday August 25, 2014
Time: 12:12 AM

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Found few early pines...oh the sweet smell...just needs to cool off a bit and keep on this weather pattern! Should be a good season yet again


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Sunday August 24, 2014
Time: 06:27 PM

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Hi all, Well found some chanterelle in the higher northern Oregon cascades and Indian pipe everywhere but that's it. How long do you guys boil Rieshi for tea I have always done it for 2 hours. I also have been adding citrus as well as some pepper to further extract the medicinal properties.


User_Name: brett
Date: Sunday August 24, 2014
Time: 06:09 PM

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I went in the bush there was only few lobster in PR


User_Name: MushroomManMike
Date: Sunday August 24, 2014
Time: 03:04 PM

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5 days of rain in the forcast for boston bar area.


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Sunday August 24, 2014
Time: 03:02 PM

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Bush on the Island is dry...never a big fan of dry bush.


User_Name: MushroomManMike
Date: Sunday August 24, 2014
Time: 02:36 PM

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Hello, i am looking for picking partners for the coming season for the Nahatlatch valley area! i am in merritt bc and will travel there to pick and camp. E-mail me at kingofbane@hotmail.com. i have a 4x4 suburban with lots of room for buckets and storage.


User_Name: MushroomManMike
Date: Sunday August 24, 2014
Time: 02:29 PM

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hello!


User_Name: kootenay brother
Date: Sunday August 24, 2014
Time: 08:03 AM

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lobsters just starting to pop , im gonna put some in my omlette this morning,tasty!!!gona hammer all my firewood off so I can just pick shrooms when the pickings good!Looking forward to a great season showers in the forecast!Hopeing for buckets full!!!


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Saturday August 23, 2014
Time: 10:42 PM

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can't spell today apparently. That was my post, I just spelled my name wrong! lol


User_Name: shrommgirl
Date: Saturday August 23, 2014
Time: 10:41 PM

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Well, back from Mt Hood. Too dry. Found some oysters, and some fresh pigs ears. The candy tuft Is up and blooming some. But didn't see nary a matsi. Still early yet. Not cold or wet enough. looked at MANY different elevations. Did get a small shower Tuesday night. The pigs ears were a disappointment. They were tough and tasteless. Never had them be that way before. Hoping to have a good season soon!! Full buckets everyone!


User_Name: missing the pick
Date: Saturday August 23, 2014
Time: 06:50 PM

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hi shroomkid... I cant confirm Prince Rupert or QCI but it is really dry up around the Terrace and surrounding areas.. I went out 5 days ago and I did find 1 small patch of chanties but they were dried out and shriveled up.... hope that helps a bit....


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Saturday August 23, 2014
Time: 12:55 PM

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driftless, I have chanterelles for sale but need to know where you are. I have what some call Apricolt Chanterelles and more then I can pick. yo can email me at Auguststeinbornsr@gmail.com are call me at 509-969-5324 I also have posted a Videos on Utub of the best patch I have ever seen,Chantys in the night,Chanterelles go mad ineaster washington cascades,chanterelles go wild in easter washington's cascade,best apricolt chanterelle in easten washington cascades and this is 10 mins long. I have never seen this patch put so many chanterelles on like this one has and I could go in and pick 10 buckets and still look like I was never there just can"t keep up with it and it's like being in a fire burn of Morel's. Believe it are not it is real.


User_Name: Rich
Date: Saturday August 23, 2014
Time: 11:21 AM

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my friend dave told me there is a small pop around kamloops but its problably not true rather go in the van island


User_Name: Mike Brat
Date: Friday August 22, 2014
Time: 10:39 AM

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Hey Kootney Brother , I did find a buyer online. They have not responded to my email yet. will be happy to post that info when they get back to me ...... mikebrat@hotmail.com


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Thursday August 21, 2014
Time: 09:37 PM

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hi driftless, yes, at the Victoria Public Market. but they aren't mine! haha! I've only found about 6 lbs so far. they're nice and hard, but many out there are going mouldy already, as it only rained one day a couple weeks ago, and did a mini-pop. a pre-pop. I'm wondering if it's the cool nights and mornings that are helping it along... And, for the record, that is the most I've found in August ever. we usually have to wait till september and october here on southern Van. Isle. I hear through one grapevine that it's already starting on Haida Gwaii and another says Prince Rupert has begun. Can anyone on here confirm that?


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Thursday August 21, 2014
Time: 08:56 PM

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Still raining!! Cooled down significantly , pulled some lobster buttons , any one have any mushroom buyers tel # in nakusp area?looking forward to Chanty season!!


User_Name: road23
Date: Thursday August 21, 2014
Time: 11:08 AM

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growing already, what is it ? isn't to early?


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Thursday August 21, 2014
Time: 07:55 AM

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I have lots of lobster mushrooms. Can supply 500lbs plus if anyone is interested. Email me at kingmorel@ hotmail.com


User_Name: Luvporcini
Date: Thursday August 21, 2014
Time: 07:04 AM

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Does anyone know how much they are paying for lobster mushrooms in Oregon? I know a couple of weeks ago the price was only $1. I found a bunch & am trying to decide if I should sell. If the price is still low I will keep them. Thanks for any info you can give.


User_Name: kootenaybrother
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2014
Time: 08:34 AM

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Stiill pissing rain out there in them hills!!! Lining up for a good season,I'll be there, already found some lobster buttons!!!


User_Name: Mike Brat
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2014
Time: 11:31 AM

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Howdy all , I am in the Enderby area this year and thinking of picking the fall season in Nukusp. Anyone know when the season starts there ? I mostly just pick morels but have a fall season in and wouldlike to go again ..... this time with my dog :-) any info would be great and or would like to go with a partner ... mikebrat@hotmail.com


User_Name: driftless
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2014
Time: 07:05 AM

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Any Chanterelles for sale yet?


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Sunday August 17, 2014
Time: 07:28 PM

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Hi pickers,hopefully it'll be as good as last season.Well it was here anyways.wishing everyone a good season,and be safe.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Sunday August 17, 2014
Time: 11:18 AM

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Well ya'll, headed for the week to Mt Hood to look for Shroomies!! Wish me luck! And I will report back my findings. Full buckets to ya'll!


User_Name: MushroomManMike
Date: Friday August 15, 2014

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Any fruiting taking place yet?


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Thursday August 14, 2014
Time: 04:36 PM

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Hi BC gang, rumour has it that Thrifty Foods is going to sell chanterelles again this year. Maybe other wild mushrooms too. might be an idea to contact them to see if they have their suppliers lined up. maybe Fairway Markets too. good luck, and full buckets.


User_Name: Kootenaybrother@gmail.com
Date: Thursday August 14, 2014
Time: 02:38 PM

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Severe thunderstorm risk in effect!! Ooohhh yah those little shroomies gonna go good with this years garlic crop !!!


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Thursday August 14, 2014
Time: 02:34 PM

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Good news people! It's pissing rain out there!And the forecast is calling for more!Cant wait to tromp the bush!! The ultimate stress release ,mushroom picking,clear all the garbage in your head , live in the moment ,Full buckets to you all!!And find those shroomies!!


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Wednesday August 13, 2014
Time: 12:54 PM

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I have posted some Videos on Facebook of the many Yellow Chanterelles I have been picking. If you go to facebook Type in Auguststeinbornsr@facebook.com. We have been in the 90"s to 100's all of July and working on most of this month even though it's Very Hot I still have nice chanterelles coming up and more then I've seen in in year's. It only say's one thing Fall welcome very Early but picking well be good to me again this years Buckets to yu


User_Name: thegirls
Date: Wednesday August 13, 2014
Time: 08:15 AM

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Lots of rain over night and throughout the day here in the south central...almanac says more rain to come!!


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Tuesday August 12, 2014
Time: 11:10 PM

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Hi CasperH, thanks! sounds like you have some good spots. I hope you aren't gauging your harvest by last year's epic pickings around here... (folks who had tramped parks for decades were seeing chanties for the first time in their lives and texting me photos, asking if they were the real thing...) Do you have a cooler? I have one more option, and that is Alex Achtem at Local Motive - he buys produce from local farmers and supplies markets, etc. here on the lower Island. I am truly not sure if he is set up for shrooms, but it would be worth asking him. you should be able to google him or the organization. good luck. you can email me too, at the addy below, that i gave to cranberydawg. full buckets!


User_Name: CasperH
Date: Tuesday August 12, 2014
Time: 05:37 PM

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Thanks for the tip shroomkid! I'll be looking into all these possibilities. I've got a few chefs that want em but I average (mid season) 150lbs a day (6hrs) and don't wanna waste anything. Full buckets to ya!


User_Name: Mountainflattops
Date: Sunday August 10, 2014
Time: 10:30 PM

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Well It looks kind of sad in the mushroom department in South Central BC Forestry maps are showing high to extreme fire conditions If we don't get rain for the last two weeks of August may as well stay home. 1998 I was still fighting forest fires in Early Oct and there was no fall mushroom season that year Going to do a Rain dance or something soon.


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Sunday August 10, 2014
Time: 09:24 PM

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ya i'm right by the airport


User_Name: Kootenay brother
Date: Sunday August 10, 2014
Time: 06:12 PM

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Choppers are spinning like mad up here in the koots!Looks like a whole bunch of morel turf is opening up next spring should great!


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Sunday August 10, 2014
Time: 06:01 PM

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Did go for a walk today even though it was as crispy as I've ever seen it. Found bunches that came out weeks ago I guess and just dried up and withered away. Didn't get to Tofino mind you, so perhaps it is wetter down there...always is. I'll contact you shroomkid as the season progresses...for now it's Labour Unlimited lol...


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Sunday August 10, 2014
Time: 01:35 PM

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Hello to the BC pickers, it might be worth your while to contact Island Spice Trade, Andy Shepherd is the owner. He is carrying fresh chanterelles down at the Victoria Public Market now. So, he might be a potential buyer too. haven't asked him myself, just saw his post on fb, showing his new stuff, and the new stuff that Untamed Feast is carrying, which includes seaweed and BC wild rice now, as well as mushrooms. Good luck!


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Sunday August 10, 2014
Time: 12:12 AM

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Hi cranberrydawg, email me if you want to get in touch: formosa30@shaw,ca. :) cheers


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Sunday August 10, 2014
Time: 12:08 AM

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Hi KasperH, ... if you have mushrooms already, then start talking to the finer restaurants in your region, and set up a relationship. You will make more $ this way. You can also start hitting the farmers markets, if you have enough stock the restau's won't take. And a final direct sales option is to take photos and post an ad on craigslist, kijiji, and usedvictoria. good luck. direct sales is the best as far as $ goes. This is good timing for setting it up with the restaurants and chefs. You can also try the Island Chefs Collaborative. And call up Untamed Feast. Try them too. It could be great timing for him. good luck.


User_Name: KasperH
Date: Saturday August 09, 2014
Time: 12:38 PM

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Any buyers on Van Island for any mushrooms yet? Im in the Cowichan area and both buyers are still closed. If you got info please email Cdatsik@gmail.com or FB Kasper Plus Jukka thanks and full buckets to ya!


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Thursday August 07, 2014
Time: 02:39 AM

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Steve from Oregon, Sorry for not getting back to you we have been picking just about every day and there's so much to keep up with I just have not had the time to our remember what I need got do and now it looks boletes are coming on and no time to do anything (no rest for me) at least tell the snow's fly. Here is my E-mail address auguststeinbornsr@gmail.com also auguststeinbornsr@facebook.com When I have some time I post pic's and Videos of my day, picking,cleaning and sale's keeps me going.


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Wednesday August 06, 2014
Time: 07:23 PM

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Qualicum Beach, shroomkid. Do most of my pickins out towards Tofino though...I think I'm going to wait for the rains before I do much of anything come to think of it. Anything out there right now has got to be on the crispy side I would imagine. But, as we all know, things can change pretty quickly around here. As a matter of fact, as I look out my window right now, I see that lo and behold a storm is brewin'. Yippee!!!


User_Name: campfireman
Date: Wednesday August 06, 2014
Time: 04:55 AM

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Thanks for the info,... Matsiman. I was kinda thinking the same, figured I'd just ask a season vet. in pickin... lol plenty full buckets for all ..PeAcE


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Tuesday August 05, 2014
Time: 06:44 PM

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Hey cranberrydawg, where on the Island are you? It could be fun to meet up for a wander some time, if we're both in the same vicinity. I'm in Vic, but I come up-Island for various reasons, shrooming being one of them, for sure.


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Sunday August 03, 2014
Time: 01:58 PM

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any buyers buying chanties on Van Isle yet? Was thinking of going for a walk but not for my health if you know what I mean...


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