forest harvest; sorry that I missed you, I was checking out burns between Sisters and LaGrande, the past few days I have been in the Southern end of Oregon and then came back up through the center via Hines. .... approximately 12 permits were sold by the BLM for the Sylvies River burn, but none sold in the past couple of weeks. It is drier than an old antler out there. I picked conica today in the center of the state, no competition where I was but I don't much care for them ... I want greys.
Hello Arty_Glass, Yes I do have an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to have a ride, as I'm hitch-hiking there right now, I'm in Dryden at the moment using the library, I will check my email in the next town i stop in. where are you driving from? Thank you
There's buyers in Sask right now...LOL.Heard they needed their snow shovels ! LOL A little early !
Hello Chankeen. Would you be able to ship fresh morels to the United Kingdom? If so, I would be very interested in paying top price. We could do a small order first to start, say 50lbs? They have to be nice though, no border line mushrooms. Whats your contact info? Thanks, UK morel buyer.
EXPERIENCED MOREL PICKER WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT BUYERS & PEOPLE PICKING IN BC PUDZZY@MSN.COM OR PHONE- 1-250-7865453 OR 1-250-2621639
Chankeen! watch out for lukass!.. he's slippery
Chankeen....ever heard of drying morels??? Get with the program buddy...not everyday you get a burn all to yourself. Good for you! Sport
To:chankeen if you have morels, write me to email@example.com i can find market for you in europe. Sweden is not too far from me, i am in Prague Czech Republic....... pick them all.......
Hello Folks ., I finally made it back home, since I have been traveling quite a bit lately, Having fun and trying to get away from my responsibilities for a while I guess , well my last stop was Sisters, I LOVE the place despite the lack of mushrooms ,however I got to meet great people on Sisters and it was exciting to finally hang around in a pickers camp. we had a grand old time despite the lack of mushrooms . sorry I missed you Lobo since Chris told me you had been there a few days prior to my arrival, maybe next time we get to meet . Lobo thank you for your generosity and also thanks to the good folk at the Sisters camp.
Am at the Hassela burn in Sweden. Lots of morels. All naturals right now. Problem is I am the only one there. Going to be hundreds of thousands of $ worth of mushrooms rot.
Jazzman, Are you looking for a ride? Do you have a phone or email?
anyone heard news from montana burns ? jimbo
looking for mushroom buyers central oregon coast area contact me at . firstname.lastname@example.org
Morel stampede in Prospect continues as 4000 pounds come off the Lonesome Fire--90% of which is in Sky Lakes Wilderness and Crater Lake National Park. A human wave of about 500 hispanic and oriental pickers quickly stripped the non-snow-covered area of the fire (including warning signs)--leaving the six (6) buyers scrambling for a dwindling supply and running prices to $7.50. Little enforcement and little paperwork in sight--but that could change. Frustrated crews even ripping up bolete ground as those mushrooms drop to $5/$2.
Jeez, Morels decided to hide well this year ;-)
hi everyone ,,,, found a few naturals and by the sounds of it that will be about it until the chantrelles make an appearance ..... i don't know how the ticks are elsewhere but i got one under my armpit and it was way in there before i discovered it.... got it out ok tho.... so back to fence rails and firewood for now ... gl and full buckets
of course by flin-flin I meant Flin Flon... anyone else going to Pelican Narrows? it doesn't look like theres much for burns in BC, so if your doing the fire morels this season its gunna be somewhere in Saskatchewan(or Sweden)
I'm hoping there will be some buyers in north east Saskatchewan, I'm heading towards flin-flin and then northwest to Pelican Narrows. Any buyers going to be there? I wish there were more buyers talking on this message board. Is there anyplace else on the net where I can learn where buyers are going?
Quebec, trois-rivieres.nice 28 blond
Hey anyone out there in BC wanting to sell some natural or burn morels, email@example.com...the best possible price. Good luck out there! E M
Wildside,congrats on having a healthy dude!LOL Haven't been out to check my patch yet,it's been way too cold.The weather is finally turning warm,so I'll probably take a walk next week. :)
FRESH PICKED FIDDLE HEADS SAULT ST. MARIE, ONTARIO CANADA LOOKING FOR BUYERS SECOND DAY PICKING APPROX 20 LBS IN AN HOUR :)
thanks tinker. how's things? saturated market here at $20/ lb so time to dry. we had our third child, a healthy dude on May 9 and loven' life. peace :-)
TruffleDog; so true, there are more variables than we have time to share on this board or we would never get anything picked ... he he ........ ........ I find that I spend more time researching than picking and thus it is difficult to cover expenses. ...... Then of course there are always things we do not share and of which folks ought to learn on their own rather than just given to someone who has not made the effort to learn.
Wildside,you should dry them whole.Large morels are great for stuffing.
question about drying morels? i've been finding huge natural morels and was wondering how to dry them. they are the size of green peppers and in great shape due to cool nights and so on. how do i dry them? cut them or leave whole. peace.
Lone Lobo I really enjoy your ideas on morels. Here is something more for you to consider: it is not only that the conica flushes burn out in higher temps that stops the conica harvest. The quality of the mushrooms drops with the rise in temp, since some of them start to spore out at about 65 degrees with most of them releasing their spores at 70 degrees. Buyers don't buy spored out morels. Conicas may continue to flush and spore immediately even when the temps are in the high 70s (at least). Also: It is also not just the ashy soils not retaining water that cause Sisters to burn out quickly, it is the short window of time that the temperatures are correct for fruiting at any given elevation. The workable elevation in that area is only about 2500 feet - from about 3000 feet to about 5500 feet. I picked the BandB from the last week of April until the second week of August. Most of the other commercial pickers quit in the second week of June that year.
Sisters is a circus again this year. Huge flush of pickers and buyers. The people in the mushroom camp must be there for the social contacts or to share the cost of meals. More buyers than mushrooms. More pickers than buyers. I saw about 50 pounds of naturals and about 40 pounds of fire morels come in last night. I got 5 pounds of boletes, more than the buyers got, and about 10 pounds of naturals. The fires looked burned out except perhaps the steep one on Green Ridge. The pickers' vehicles were bumper to bumper along the road to pick about 250 acres or so. I heard the picking is going to be great at bz corner next week - all the buyers and pickers tired of starving should head there or drop on over to the Yakima area for some great social camping. I am sure that Augie has the pot on for ya!
are there any buyer picker camps in bc rite now
Hey, thanks for the reply!! Luckly, it's cooling off, humidity is rising, and I'll be back in the hills this weekend. I will be visiting family in Blaine co. ID. at the end of may, any advice? Good luck to all!
curious picker; Yesterday I heard prices quoted in the "Jack" from $6.00 to $12.00 for morels, depending upon variety and quality.
Clinton; There are numerous variables that go with those questions. Higher temperatures basically stop the conica from flushing except in micro-climes and trigger the grey morels to flush start or flush heavier if they have already started, in micro-climes. The moisture and humidity can make some areas flush heavier as do underground water sources that may or may not reach the surface. ........ basically if a burn site has dried out then it is dead for the year, however there have been revivals in the past with a weather pattern shift. Good Luck foraging and 'full buckets to the wabbit & friends'.
I've got a question for those with more experience than me.... Will temps into the high 80's end the morel flush that had just begun? Is there any chance of them coming back? Thanks! Clinton
Evening all !! well the wait finally paid off !! found a few fat esculentas in my early patches this morning ... :) http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z96/samder007/DSCN3355.jpg sure went well with tonight's salmon dinner .... also found lots of brains in a new cut block I just happened to find this weekend .... lookin goood !! full buckets !! Sam in BBY.
What are they paying for Morels, right now? 7 or 8 bucks/ a lb? Wonderin if it worth goin out?
natural morels are PoPinG!! a few fire morels too. be aware of ticks. happy trails :-)
chankeen; If there are no fresh-market buyers then either dry the morels to sell in winter or take them fresh to stores and restaurants. God looking, clean morels ought to sell fresh.
Hi, I'm heading towards a 2k hectare burn in Sweden. Anyone know the morel market there?
Found nine early morels right underneath the deck!
hey all just wonderin if any1 could help this b.c. kid in the right direction of a big burn from last year so i can go find our treasure thnx your local explorer.
Good morning!!! I made it over to sisters friday. there was five buyers.The mushroom
Hey Carl f....send me an email if you want to sell some fresh morels, we are hurting here in BC. firstname.lastname@example.org
Carla where are you?
You guys are fuuuhnny! lol... bigpants, you may want to pull em up a little higher... haha! And, Carla, you are abso' right - given perfect drying, and then a dry freezer and the right kind of bagging up, they can last for almost ever, and the flavour gets better, like boletes. well, better if that means stronger to you. ;c) anyhoo, no worries. He just told me last night he sold em to a restau in Vic. And, also, bp, i can say that a single old halibut and a pack of smokes doesn't hold a candle to a mazda load of dried morels at a state of perfection! hahahah! thanks for the laff!
Morels starting to show up in south Quebec , good im living in Montreal they re just around ! Only 2-3 years now that i know there's some in Qc , and more than a bit!... thought it was only in Bc ,Yukon, i mean all the west coast . The last time i picked them was in 2004 after the 2003 fire that destroyed Kelowna and Penticton suburbs. Probably not the best place to pick but i did some good $ some days . So have a nice picking season down on west coast, fuck i miss it...
G'Mornin All, Barkbuyer, regarding Yew bark, is the practice sustainable (shrub populations seriously declining) ? How do you peel the bark so it does not kill the bush? East Kootenays - Natural Morels starting to show up. Fire morels no go. Slight rain today. email@example.com Peace
G'Mornin, East Kootenays - Natural Morels starting to show up. Fire morels no go. Slight rain today. Peace
Depending on how they have been stored Morels can be good for a very long time ;-)
Hello folks ., Big Pants, I could not have said it any better !!!!!! that was a very clever retort ., week old halibut ???? hahahahahah., hopefully shroomkid wont tell you to go and yourself ., anyways slow goings here too ., apparently they are hiding, even August can't find them .,
2 y/o dried morelz? hmmm... I'll trade you for some week old halibut...and a pack of smokes... lolz
If you aren't getting any morels or boletes, I am buying yew bark. Transportation of peeled bark can be worked out (you deliver or we pick up). Weigh and pay same day. Permit is a must. If you have located the trees and cannot get a permit, let me know. I have contacts with several of the large timber companies and Federal land managers. We are busy peeling all we can locally but need more bark to process. It is barely peeling yet around Corvallis but we are still making $300 per day each. firstname.lastname@example.org
HI gang, what's the market like for dried morels? I have a buddy who has almost 50 kg's dried from a real operation he had going in the Yukon couple years ago, frozen, in great shape. We ate some the other night as part of our dinner (awsome casserole, like lasanga), and they tasted as good as if they were this years dried and frozen. anyway, i told him i'd check it out here for him. he needs room in his freezer for this year. thx, sk.
Evening all !! quick note from BC. south coast finally gettin some rain tonight.... :) found my first conicas of 2009 this morning yeah !! driving through my hood there they were .... http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z96/samder007/DSCN3325.jpg didn't have time to look for more as I was on my way fishing . will be out scouting tomorrow . full buckets !! Sam in BBY.
patvin, Good luck with the treeplanting . I don't know if morels are worth going for this year because of the global economy but you can email me at email@example.com