I am sticking to my guns it is because your madder than the mad hatter!
opps that was Backyerd I left out.
Well let me be in on this for I now the real story to this one. Some years back the first mad cow was found in my back in a small town called mabton in Eastern Washington just south about 40 miles and it was from there I began to go by madmorel from lostmorel and as time went by A" for my friends up north become the new name and A" is for August my name and the store ends here. Now tell us about you there: Phantom writer.
Well, it is a kind of u had to be here thing but in a nutshell (lol).... We were chasing Alice and the Rabbit and the name Mad Morel kind of stuck. It was a play on the Mad Hatter :-) I Blame (or credit) Lone Lobo for it! ;-)
Yes, but how did he come up with the name?. I know he is A" (nut:)
bol joe-I sure know that wild salmon tastes way better than farmed....also as shroomers we know the quality better than non pickers....i went to alaska years ago, caught my first salmon (pinks) using gulf coast gear, was bragging about it to locals, and they said "yeah, that's what we feed to the dogs for winter"....the blacks I found the other day in Seattle in the U-district smelled great!!...that's another reason i am curious @ landscapers... I am off to check a low westside fire this afternoon here near seattle
Farmed Salmon... or wild Salmon, which would you eat? I feel the same way about mushrooms. That being said, with the amount of industrial pollutants in the environment, maybe it doesn't make one hell of a lot of difference. We will all get a dose of something that isn't good for us. But I still feel better knowing my shrooms came from somewhere more natural. Ever noticed where a lot of people walk their dogs. (side of the road) OTOH -----Fire Morels are just about here . Rising from the ashes a feast of flavor like no other.....
Hi "Phantom Writer" . I do know how the Mad Morel Board got it's name, August is also known as Mad Morel.... He is a nut but he is our nut...lol
lone lobo-so that photo with the morels growing in bark mulch next to green turf is not from landscaping? I am not trying to be an **hole---seriously trying to learn...i am not a big conspiracy theorist guy-but I have been at gatherings with Stamets and Weil and listened to the bioremediation techniques- I guess the big thing used to be that with leaded gasoline the morels would absorb lots of lead.but S and W said it was OK to gather roadside in the country
lone lobo and waiting?-thanks for the info-I am not trying to spread false info-I just have a vision of the morels in the market being picked at a Burger King in Ukiah or something-I have seen a few posts around about Wa state landscape morels found-does the east side of the Cascades produce now or is it only the west side?....I am ready to go out and pick!! I found some a few days ago in front of the Husky Stadium in chips 3 ft. from the road
Twenty Five Hour to go and March well be over and looking back it just came in like a Lam and well it go like a lion. ?
Does anyone know why and how the Mad Morel Board got it's Name ?
I Ate Some And I Feel Just Fine ......not to mention i can now leep over tall buildings and see for miles!....Pickem eatem but don`t burnem!
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Shroomertom, I would have to drink lots of conk tea to counter the isotope cancer, he he ...... you would never catch me eating mushrooms from such an area. As it is I am very cautious of most fungi and it took several years following my college biology class on wild fungi before I would eat them. I understand that fungi eat up toxins and then anything that eats the fungi transfers it into the consumers body. ..... ..... Hey August did you see my new photo additions on the http://matsiman.com/messages/buyerpickermessagesU.htm Return of Alice & MAD MOREL bull board threads, the gold in my pan was from one good day. I had many one ounce days prior to that pan but usually it was almost all micro-fine gold.
Hello all you mushroom hunters :-)
Lobo: Sure, they can eat Chernobyl shrooms. In 20 years they'll have cancer. It's the same with depleted uranium in the Middle East. Many of the isotopes give off alpha and beta rays. Clothing and cars give you protection from these rays. However, if you ingest the isotopes and they become incorporated in your tissues they are constantly irradiating the cells in the immediate vicinity. With DU, people breathe in the dust and it irradiates lung tissue. A geiger counter will often NOT detect the isotopes because they are not giving off gamma radiation. It takes a dosimeter or film badge to measure cumulative exposure to alpha and beta rays. That's why the mushrooms have to be tested in a lab to ensure that they are safe.
Andy,How U d-o-o-o-i-i-i-i-i-n-n-n-n-g-g-g
just got some bad wind about forest service what thay have up there sleeve is not good don't think there spraying just weeds that dust travels beware will find out more I have only picked mushrooms for 30 plus years but this is scary and no one likes to get burned...
Shroomertom, somewhere I have an old newspaper article a couple of years back on the Chernobyl mushrooms that people were picking and eating, they had a photograph of men & harvested mushrooms they wished to eat and/or sell. ..... also If I recall correctly there are decimated matsutake forests in Japan due to being downwind of China's pollution. ...... as for orange cups, I consider them and other cup fungi to be an indicator of good future fungal growth. ...... lots of food for thought... he he
Lobo: I recall that all the burns I found scads of red cup fungi on weren't very good burns it turned out. Has anyone noticed this--or is it just me? I've also noticed that burns which are real good producers of monkey brains aren't so hot, either.
P.S., Re: Radioactive mushrooms Mushrooms in Byelorussia and Ukraine and elsewhere in E. Europe that are potentially contaniminated from Chernobyl go to a testing lab I think is in Sweden. You can't just run a geiger counter over these--many isotopes do not give off gamma radiation signatures and so must be tested by dosimeter (or film strip) for alpha and beta emissions.
Interesting thread on food safety and mushrooms. As someone who was a science writer for many years (and covered FDA law, among other things) I think it's an interesting subject. It looks like FDA is planning to ultimately strictly regulate all food producers--and that will probably include mushroom companies. I've always wondered why there wasn't any concern about importing, say, ebola-contaminated boletes from Africa? Or hepatitis-contaminated morels or matsies from China? Or watering domestic farmed mushrooms (growing in composted horse crap, to start) with UREA (yes they do!) to give them nitrogen to grow faster. Wild mushrooms are now picked so cheaply--for almost nothing--they could easily give farmed mushrooms a run for the money. In the U.S., the general population first has to get over mushroomphobia. Along these lines, I recently saw a commercial for a name-brand sphagetti sauce that has wild mushrooms in it.
Hi Andy, Hope all is well I need 10 lbs please, we have an order to fill and we don't have enough. Have a great day.
evening all !! haven't posted here since last fall been looking at burn sites for a while now !! got a couple picked out of the bunch ... :) was walkin in the neighborhood tonight look down under a laurels edge near cherry tree west facing, found 3 morels about 4 ins. :) funny thing is verpas aren't even out yet ... ?? full buckets everyone !!
I would hope you all have look at the Video and take it with heart and mine. Newbie I would hope you and your family find someone who his a lot of years behind them on good mushrooms to try out. If you witch the Video by Paul Stamets you would learn more about the study on the six ways mushrooms could save the world. By the way mushrooms were the first life on earth and well be the last to lieve.
hey was just wondering if there is going to be any buyers in kelowna bc for morels at the terrace mountain fire any info would be great thanks:)
Had a great conversation with Lone Lobo. Nice to see you back on the boards August. Can't wait for the first foray. Daddy
Good to see you Steve, there are orange cups and more in a central Cascades burnsite and naturals in other areas of the west slope. I have heard of morels to the north of you in the bottom lands but have not foraged there yet.... good luck this year.
Anyone get any Morels yet this year in Oregon or Washington? Verpa's have been found here around Portland and read reports about Morels in sw Oregon.
Amazed, I never discussed any food selling regualtions. The conversation I was a part of revolved around whether people can say that wild harvested mushrooms from China or other risky locations might not be safe to eat.
Thank you Phantom Writer for your answer. I think on Monday I will call the USDA and ask them why people can sell mushrooms for people to eat that are grown in oil spills.
Well now. I read that the Joe's had payed $.10 for chant's and the way I see it .10 cent's for chant's it's a steal by the Joe's! and I never said a thing about poison mushroom's. There is a video about mushrooms and oil spill and if you can eat them. I receive a site to review by my good friend Mad morel and maybe you and other's would like to see.? It's by Paul Stamets on 6 way's Mushroom can save the World / Video on www.Ted ,com maybe this well take away the word poison in mushroom. One mushroom well make yo taller and one well make you small but the mushroom that your Joe's take' well never pay you at all so go ask the picker's what they think but cry at all...............
Hello: I found this website while doing some research for this summer's vacation my family is taking. We had thought of maybe doing some hiking and were researching plants and mushrooms that we might see while hiking so that we could be able to identify them. We had not planning on trying to pick mushrooms but just to learn more about them and the forests. But from what I am reading now on this message board it seems that people are picking and buying mushrooms with no way of really knowing about the safety of the mushrooms. I find it sad that there is a discussion about whether or not mushrooms are even considered food products and subject to food safety regulations. Is this a mistake in how I am reading this or is the wild mushroom market not regulated in any way for protection of people such as me and my family were we to buy wild mushrooms or eat them in a resturant.
Bingo i am amazed that you do not think selling food is considered as selling an agricultural product. The fact that mushrooms grow wild does not matter as it is only a growing system that you are referring to. Selling food, which mushrooms are, should be regulated as any other food supplier is regulated.
I believe people are free to question weather wild harvested foods from the Ukraine are radioactive. I do not believe there is a law that prevents someone from stating that wild harvested mushrooms from China may be contaiminated with numerous industrial chemicals. Especially if they were harvested from flood plains. In my opinion where you bought your mushroom permit is as irelevant to the conversation as the potential state law you cited. Also waiting?, I started no scare, you were the one attempting to scare people.
Forest products are not agriculture? And you identify, collect and sell mushrooms? Wow. Just wow. Why start a morel poisoning scare through this site? If the joes are holding tons of mushrooms and someone starts a scare, they will lose large amounts of cash. How long do you think it would take for the owner of this website to send the joes' corporate attorneys to your door when they come knocking on his? How long can you afford attorneys? If the public gets scared, there will be a demand for increased regulation since this is a part of our diet. We won't be able to sell any mushrooms. Ever. Without them being inspected by a certified mycologist. The joes can afford certified mycologists. Can you? Just pointing out the obvious. I just bought my permit from the USFS, part of the US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Any good morels in Oregon yet?
horace Sheffield; visit Matsiman message Board & Forum for some morel photographs I shot in Southern California at the first of this month that are of varieties currently being purchased in large volume which are not from landscaping, also Washington state is producing now too... http://matsiman.com/messages/buyerpickermessagesU.htm
If wild morels were actually agricultural products, as opposed to wild harvested, you might be on to something.
Horace and all here - Trade Libel is an Intentional Tort. From a recent bill introduced into a state legislature, "Disparagement means dissemination to the public in any manner of any false information regarding the application of any agricultural chemical or process to agricultural commodities or products, or false information alleging any disease to agricultural commodities or products, that is not based on reliable scientific data, that the disseminator knows or should have known to be false, and that causes the consuming public to doubt the safety of any agricultural commodity."
Hey, Phantom Whiner, Just walk away. Be sure to train the field buyers before you have had enough so the joes can maintain a stable work force. There will just be a whole line of less fortunate people waiting to step up to pick. They may require less money than you do to live or they may be able to work faster to produce more product and get more money than you for an hour of work. The Hmong, for example, are easy to work with, very efficient and do quite well here since they have been foraging in the woods forever. From a business standpoint, since it is legal, it just makes sense to import products produced in other countries for less cost or to import the labor to harvest crops here when the locals refuse to compete in the world market. FYI- The joes really help the people that need money in eastern Europe and Asia. One joe even paid up to $.10 for chanterelles in June several years ago in Lithuania. Do not think for a minute that those Lithuanians did not need the money and were happy to be able to get it. The pickers in Turkey usually sell their morels in the US and Europe in early March before the main crop of US morels starts. Don't forget to complain about the African boletes.
Turkey' So is that were your from Mr Ahmet tuter. and the Warehouse must be there also and you are there as well. Well now we all know there's Joe's there as well. What I think is all Big hi-end buyers from overseas won't the pickers to pick-an-sale to you for pennies like a sweets shop. It's taking the best from those who work hard and put hours and weeks an years learning how an when and where there grow. One day soon the pickers well walk up ( I would Hope?) and see the truth behind the madness that you keep and just give up and walk away from it all, yes the day is coming and soon and I well be right there to say I told you Joe's it was coming.
If the weather continues to remain dry in the Thompson Okanagan we won't have to worry about prices,because there won't be any mushrooms.The snow pack in some areas is only 35% of normal. :-(
everyone should spread the word that the Cali morels are from landscaping- they could be full of lots of nasty stuff- Roundup flavor
If prices for morels are low it's cause the Cali ones are full of sand...they're dumping them...no one wants them! Make sure you get a GOOD price for quality !!!
Oooooo, worse news than expected? $5? In Oregon?
atu...your price is too low and its killing our markets, we dont like the fact our sales suffered so badly and it hurts us harvesters fiancially when you sell at 100/lb retail, we like to get 100/lb wholesale. so quit screwn up the market and up your price!!!!
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Current Morel prices? In Oregon? $7? The companies getting them somewhere else?
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Hey Graceman....we'll have a poker tournament....winner gets Nass Camp !! LOL!
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picked nettles and fiddleheads yesterday near seattle-blacks, sweet tooth, and( looks like) landscape morels are for sale at the Pike St. Mkt
K dragon let me know
I'll call when I have some product thanks
Dragon u can reach me at 250-465-4596 ,leave a message if i cant pick up at the time ,,,i will get back to you if you leave a contact thanks
nass camp is full of black mold and rotten building should be bulldozed
were going down there now there starting to grown shhhh.;
nass camp is for sale 1.5 million not a bad deal I better start picking lol
whats your email or phone west coast chef
Does anyone know if there is any winter shoom picking left in S. Oregon.
Hi everybody spring is almost here i am looking for wild spring products ,,of the edible kind ,,wild mushrooms,, nettles,,, fiddle heads ect let me know what you are into ,,everything wild and wounderfull to put on a plate ,,vancouver island area and more
Up-date on the weather; A cold front well be moving in Sunday night and into Monday and bringing the down the snow levels to the lowest levels cents Dec. There well be several inches of snow it pass levels and as low as 1000ft with more by the end of the week. stay warm and think spring and don't forget to push your clock one hour ahead Next Sunday night.!!! Where is that Wabbit, he has my watch. A"
hey tinker, i hear ya! wa hoo!
Mild,Wild n wet......Could be a good year !
Yes,spring is definitely here.We didn't even have winter this year.If the weather continues to stay warm I think the morels will start earlier than usual.Woo Hoo! Bring it on! :-)
March has come in like a Lam, well it go out like a Lion?
Warm, warm and warm.... lots of robins, spring flowers and I saw a brain on a trail I was walking yesterday.... Hmmmmm, can it be far off??