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User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time:
09:27:48 PM

Messages

garf.. you got any matsutake?


User_Name:
Blaze2
Date:
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time:
08:50:37 PM

Messages

Anyone have any info on shawnigan and burnt bridge?


User_Name:
Ziplock
Date:
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time:
06:03:47 PM

Messages

Can anyone tell me the price of pines in Terrace, the zoo, or the depot on the Kitsault road as of today?TIA.


User_Name:
JDS
Date:
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time:
04:50:59 PM

Messages

garf...I really like that last line in your message. "...how I cherish these times..." It makes me think of a Halloween Day years ago when I had a whole valley to myself, there weren't even any hikers in there. I got some really nice mushrooms that day, and saw the biggest Matsutake I have ever seen. It was a little too far gone to pick but it was still fun to see. The only bad thing was I got sick after that trip and didn't back in there until the next year. Good luck to everyone!


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time:
12:21:37 AM

Messages

hey seems like things are going ok up the nass way maybe..... i found a few on sunday and tomorrow will tell the story on one of the earlier flushes around here ......talking about the harper brings back memories for me and i loved my time spent there a few years back..... i think i picked there until about oct. 10th back then .... weather was wet and windy..... price was anywhere from 20 to 75 the day we left ... actually got up to 90 later that same night.... made some really good coin....sold at cathy's on the main highway about 30 kms back towards kitwanga .... three stations down there below the road and about 50 or 60 camped there.....cathy's , mary's and one more .... is that still happening??? i will get mushrooms tomorrow , its just a matter of how many and how wormy this patch is..... will take my camera and bear spray ..... also lots of cnantrelles in this patch but whites .... i will pick some for sure ....and usually can get some red capped scaber stralks .... doubt if i'll have time for that too..... maybe .... big hike and steep .... full buckets and it sure would be nice to see some pics from around kitwanga and the harper areas .... would be much appreciated and would swap for some of mine as i can send to e-mail... just for memories as theres is no way i can go .... full buckets all .... how i cherish these times .... ger


User_Name:
Ziplock
Date:
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Time:
07:09:08 AM

Messages

Thanks peeweekarl.Man am I dumb I drove many miles to where you where talking about. I checked along the road on the way for stranglers but found none.Got to where everyone was parked but didnt stop figuring it was probaly picked out.(About 12.30 am.)To make a long story short I never found a mushroom on that road.My first time picking that area didnt help!The patch must be bigger then it looks! I was thinking the Nass river cut it off.


User_Name:
treeguy
Date:
Monday, September 28, 2009
Time:
10:10:58 PM

Messages

thanks fer the call back mushroom trader


User_Name:
Sam in BBY
Date:
Monday, September 28, 2009
Time:
09:55:19 PM

Messages

Evening all !! out this past weekend , found good patch of chanties... boletus are starting to show , nice to be the woods ... temp. seems to be dropping up in the alpines (snow) can't wait to get out again !! anyone using / collecting ganodermas ? I've been reading a lot on the subject lately .... I have a log with a dozen of ganoderma tsugae growing in one of my patches... just finished drying some specimens ... suppose to be best at boosting immune system and many other properties, loaded with polysaccharides (water solube) meaning easy to extract by making tea ... hard to find info but if one takes time to look it's there !! full buckets !


User_Name:
mushroom trader
Date:
Monday, September 28, 2009
Time:
07:48:45 PM

Messages

Hi. $4 for nice Chanterelles if in Whistler tomorrow. Need 20-30 pounds. Please let me know asap...need tomorrow. thanks


User_Name:
peeweekarl
Date:
Monday, September 28, 2009
Time:
06:02:15 PM

Messages

just got back to prince george, was in the nass. they are popping there and alice arm. hot spot is north of cranberry 13 km on harper . price was $10 to $14 for#1, good for another 2 to 3 weeks


User_Name:
treeguy
Date:
Monday, September 28, 2009
Time:
04:52:40 PM

Messages

i have chantrelles i need to sell,i live in maple ridge,vancouver contact me at grayskydreams@gmail.com


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Monday, September 28, 2009
Time:
03:27:35 PM

Messages

We are all tiered of the prices, government, etc. However we do have the right to complain, just not on this board where current mushroom info and messages are to be placed. How about I create a winner's board? A place were you can complain to those who want to listen. Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
jddeloa67
Date:
Monday, September 28, 2009
Time:
10:33:53 AM

Messages

Speakin of whinning what are the prices as of today?


User_Name:
rlulua
Date:
Monday, September 28, 2009
Time:
09:09:35 AM

Messages

For those of you who are mad at prices .. here it is. 1. You either quit complaining, bend over and take it. 2. Quit picking, go to school and the get a real job. 3. Keep picking, keep complaining and end up alone and broke. your choice.


User_Name:
hepkat
Date:
Monday, September 28, 2009
Time:
09:06:00 AM

Messages

Man.. Its bad here what a bunch of whinners. Have to go through too many to get to the good messages.


User_Name:
Itk
Date:
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Time:
08:53:44 PM

Messages

Got chris m's monthly email a few weeks ago w him claiming to have harvested morels in OR in sept. above 9k' asl. this is obviovsly an egregious statement as tree line is what 6-7k' up there. sent him an email asking 4 a correction. ive got none....


User_Name:
mushroom trader
Date:
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Time:
01:40:17 PM

Messages

Just wondering if anyone has Chanterelles to sell me, i am in Whistler, but can come to Vancouver tomorrow or tonight; please let me know 604.902.0008 backcountryconsults@me.com thanks b


User_Name:
Hounddog
Date:
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Time:
08:10:21 AM

Messages

Interesting link Matsiman.To bad it costs $99.00 a month to get the real info.At least we know some details about where he gets his baskets,and where his business is located.What we need is a kidnapping like on Chevy Chases "Christmas Vacation" movie.LOL.


User_Name:
Hounddog
Date:
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Time:
07:57:32 AM

Messages

Hello Maud.How much are B.C matsutake going for in Tokyo?How about doing a taste test between home grown and B.C or American matsutake mushrooms? It would be a interesting test,seeing as there is such a price difference between the two.


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Time:
07:39:09 AM

Messages

http://www.importgenius.com/importers/joe-chung-s-mushroom.html


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Time:
07:35:24 AM

Messages

Greetings All, Went to the study Friday. Not good. Picked maybe 2 dozen with few babies. Some of the last patches have fruited 1 or 2. Maybe the Eastside is doing better, but I doubt it. Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
Pineking
Date:
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time:
10:40:39 PM

Messages

Ok...so i had a little to much to drink tonight. I really don`t want a queen but i thought i would ask. Just trying to lighten the mood here...seems like people are getting upset about the same thing they get upset about every year...the prices. Well DUUUUUU...ya think its going to get better...NOT, I`ve been here for a long time and i can honestly say, anyone that figures they will make more money than anyone else is a dreamer...those days are gone thanx to Chung...but i know the man that started him out and he tells me Chung is no problem so i`m looking forward to dealing with him...SO CHUNG BEWARE!!! lol


User_Name:
PineKing
Date:
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time:
10:13:04 PM

Messages

Pine Queen...don`t even go there...I AM THE KING...LOL


User_Name:
PineKing
Date:
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time:
10:09:35 PM

Messages

I sure wish i had read what i was below what i wrote...pine queen...there is no stinkin pine queen...i am single...do you want to be my queen?...lol


User_Name:
Pineking
Date:
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time:
10:04:48 PM

Messages

Hey...who is pine-king...I AM THE PINEKING i hope people won`t get the wrong idea...don`t have no news on Bella Coola...lol


User_Name:
Pine-King
Date:
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time:
09:36:02 PM

Messages

Anyone tell me whats going on in the Bella-Cola area as far as pines go?


User_Name:
Pine-king
Date:
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time:
09:33:16 PM

Messages

Just back from Nakusp, lots of worms, hot and dry no rain, $10.00 @ lb., volume scare.


User_Name:
Pinequeen
Date:
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time:
01:30:58 PM

Messages

They dont call me granny because of my patches.Im the queen of pine and theres no king in my lands just daiper wearing slaves.


User_Name:
Maud
Date:
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time:
05:53:07 AM

Messages

Hi all. This is Maud from the old S and M buying station at the zoo. I'm living in Tokyo, Japan and hoping to buy some fresh number one pines from someone willing to send out 5 to 10 kgs by courrier. I'd also love to get in touch with anyone from my old crew! Please contact me directly at mvinjapan@yahoo.com if you can help me out. Thanks Maud


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time:
05:51:41 AM

Messages

bcboy69, PLEASE SUBMIT ONCE ONLY After you submit your comments, you will need to RELOAD this page with your browser in order to see your additions to the log.


User_Name:
Boratsutake
Date:
Friday, September 25, 2009
Time:
09:01:04 PM

Messages

Gee, this board has degressed almost as much as the prices, how come we all can't just get along?


User_Name:
suncoast picker
Date:
Friday, September 25, 2009
Time:
12:21:50 PM

Messages

I've been picking for 15 years, not much the last few because of the prices but it is understandable when prices are lower during bumper crop years. Good money can still be made but it's a lot more work. As for button size, I've sold to Japanese businessmen, give them the choice and they seem to choose the smaller buttons. Traditionally, they give them as gifts. You get more gifts for your dollar when they are small.


User_Name:
PineKing
Date:
Friday, September 25, 2009
Time:
11:19:49 AM

Messages

Well PICDICK do you still have your diapers on? Theres a lot of people here that have been picking a lot longer than you so get off your high horse and back to reality


User_Name:
wild gourmet
Date:
Friday, September 25, 2009
Time:
10:36:41 AM

Messages

My Japanese mother-in-law just wrote to say she bought some really nice Canadian matsutake at a grocery store in Japan. Nice shape, nice fragrance and no worms -- last year she got a nasty surprise but this year was very happy. Yeah!


User_Name:
PICDICK
Date:
Friday, September 25, 2009
Time:
09:57:34 AM

Messages

My buddy BUSHPIG is tellin the truth we been pickin since most yall been in daipers.


User_Name:
Uncle Harry
Date:
Friday, September 25, 2009
Time:
01:07:08 AM

Messages

Hey Rainbow, chillin' in kelowna, will be in van day after tomorrow. Then driving back through Kamloops on Sunday to visit some long lost relatives. Any chance you will be in the neighborhood?


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Time:
07:10:47 PM

Messages

Thanks for Nakusp update - Happy Trails.


User_Name:
Bushpig
Date:
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Time:
11:16:06 AM

Messages

There is that a little less shouting?For your info Ive been picking pine for over 20 years unlike most modern day tourists camping in my homeland.Ive got grannys in places no mans set foot before.Im just like many others sad remembering the old days.Too bad overpicking has clued the japs in that they dont have to pay the price when theyve got sqatters by the balls.


User_Name:
cellar
Date:
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Time:
07:00:17 AM

Messages

pines $11lb in Terrace yesterday, hear most of what is coming in is from the Nass, just starting to pop around town. Not uncommon for the price to drop on the wknd in this town, see what the wknd brings once theres a few pines around, no shortage of rain thats for sure.


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Time:
03:53:14 AM

Messages

ts Andy .... guess i'll look up the dryer....dehydrator..... if the price is low just don't go..... i think enough of the forests burned already this year..... i get the feeling that the next rain we get there will be a few for sure..... i already buried some small ones ..... probably take a walk tomorrow... georgina apparently is going to open this weekend so will be able to see what kind of prices down here .... ger


User_Name:
COMOX VALLEY CHEF
Date:
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Time:
01:57:18 AM

Messages

POLITICLLY INCORECT ,DO YOU EVEN PIC MUSHROOMS ,,OR ARE YOU JUST INTO GRAMMER ,,,OR JUST READ THE BOARD ,,MANY PEOPLE HERE REALY ..RELY ON THIS SEASON, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE NO CLUE AS TO WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS INDUSTRY,,,YOU APPERENTLY HAVE NOT BEEN HERE FOR LONG ,,THESE PEOPLE HAVE A VERY GOOD REASON TO SHOUT ,,AS THEY ARE BEING SCREWED HARDER EVEY YEAR ,, DUDE??


User_Name:
germany17
Date:
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Time:
09:21:40 PM

Messages

The majority of the people selling there mushrooms dont even speak english.


User_Name:
Polically Incorrect
Date:
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Time:
10:32:51 AM

Messages

BUSHPIG/..PICDICK/...PISTOVFF why are you SHOUTING! Check out the button that says Caps Lock.


User_Name:
cellar
Date:
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Time:
06:39:29 AM

Messages

in Terrace on Sun pines were $5lb, heard that one buyer pushed them up to $8lb over the next day or two, but regardless, when theres any in the bush around Terrace, the price is rock bottom. Not sure about the Nass, at $1.05 litre/gas it is seldom worth the drive, although I have heard that the price was better up there than in town, which like most things makes little sense. As far as the size of the Pine goes, here in the Terrace B.C. area, anyone who picked before the bottom fell out of the industry, has great memories of finding that big hard button and getting top dollar for it. They were graded here as #1's right up until just a few years ago, as they should be. Many of the early season large buttons you find around here are a beautiful product and theres no way I would even pick them as anything but 1's, regardless of how they prepare them, must be a new technique that sucks the value out of them. Like I heard in Terrace, the price is $5lb because their having problems finding space on flights, theres a new one every year, just as believable as the one before. I'm not bitching, just trying to supply some facts, I gave up selling years ago so I'm neither surprised nor upset.


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Time:
05:09:48 AM

Messages

garf, Smoke dry them, grind in blender, sieve with tea strainer and use as seasoning. Later, Matsiman.


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Time:
10:08:40 PM

Messages

the white chantrelles seem to be going good this year .... quite a bit different than the island and sunshine coast chantrelles.... seems like they are bigger and meatier ..... i can get lots so anyone that wants to buy some e-mail me at ger_takeaguess@hotmail.com


User_Name:
Wont Pick
Date:
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Time:
05:17:57 PM

Messages

The lowered price actually surprises you?? The Bait you into the bush with realistic prices and pulling thece rug out from you when you are out there at their mercy thing has been happening for too long. I dont believe in it so I dont pick. I pick when I want to eat some of the joy I can pick. Dont set yourself up to have to pick for a buck a pound and you wont have to. The price will be a buck a pound because people will pick for a buck. Desperation sets them up for it. Every year its the same thing. Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. It is not just a sign of insanity, It is a sign of STUPIDITY!


User_Name:
northern bear
Date:
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Time:
04:06:54 PM

Messages

please respond! current price on pine in northern nass,terrace and hazelton is?


User_Name:
shades of 45
Date:
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Time:
01:38:27 PM

Messages

5 bucks a pound,where at?


User_Name:
BUSHPIG
Date:
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Time:
11:34:16 AM

Messages

IF ITS 5 A POUND WE MAY AS WELL BURN THE PINE FORESTS FOR MOREL.!!!!


User_Name:
julie
Date:
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Time:
08:03:38 AM

Messages

Hounddog thanks for your respons the email is for me to be able to talk more openly about my goals . I am a little lery about saying to much. this web site is read my poeple i would not be will to share my ideas or information with. and yes I know that i can just go by mushrooms,but this is not my Idea.I am looking for more. if you or any body out thier would like to get more details please email me at jtjulian94@gmail.com I will want to know who you are.F Y I I know the what people call the cartal very well and have for years. and as you know they lots of money so for me to make this work i am kind a hush hush. and as far as the size of the mushroom its they way its prepard,that makes the mushroom size so important. I lived in japan, korea and china off and on for years.so even thought i am a white guy I am 100% sure I am not talking out my ass in fact I am will to invest a very large some of money to play.and willing to take on the so called cartal I saw the conversation hounddog and truffledog and kh It sounds like you guys could be of some intrest to me maybe we could sit down and meet I want start my project in 2010 please email I live in orgon


User_Name:
KH
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
07:58:36 PM

Messages

TD--the one thing that I would like to clarify also is that the training I am speaking of is absolutely not to displace the professional sfp collectors or to provide an exclusive market for anyone. I view it more as a tool that enables smaller companies, such as ours, to be able to engage in markets that we otherwise could not sell into and that by virtue of how the industry is structured, such as your post so aptly illustrates, that the bigger companies cannot adapt into their existing structure. The don't ask don't tell market that exists could not implement this type of product standards but the smaller companies, such as how you described your business, can adopt this very easily---if---it would help in marketing products into a higher value market. Certificates of origins and chains of custody are becoming more critical these days, even in the cone collection and seed business aspects due to the pathogens and pest situations. Having that type of system in place could be adapted to other sfp as well---again--something that is much more suitable to smaller companies than the ones such as you described and that we also contend with that do the drive by harvesting with no regard to the resources or the local investments and small businesses, including the businesses that the collectors operate as self employed people, that these current practices impact. As I said, I don't think we are that far apart in what we are each looking towards or having to deal with---maybe just taking a different approach on some aspects.


User_Name:
KH
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
07:50:03 PM

Messages

TruffleDog we are not really that far apart in how our thinking goes. One of the most compelling reasons we have engaged in what we have is exactly because of the need to create a better economic value for our resource dependant communities for the forest products that come from the coastal forests. Almost all of the collectors we purchase from are what I consider to be professionals---most of them have between 20 to 30 years experience in various forestry occupations and sfp collection. We do have younger ones starting out, that we mentor as much as we can to help them understand not only the product values and quality, but also the ecological goods and services and habitat management. Just as you mentioned, our business has invested a substantial amount of dollars into safety plans, insurance, resource road radios, GIS software, GPS units---all of the tools it takes for integrating sfp into professional forestry management. I also agree that governmental regulation, in any area, has not proven itself to be viable in any industry, particularly in forestry or fisheries.


User_Name:
TruffleDog
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
06:36:01 PM

Messages

Current business model employed by most sfp companies: The large companies set up a field buyer in a location known to produce commercially collectable quantities of forest products. The field buyer acts as the representative of the large corporation (some smaller, indepenent buyers sell to several large corps and larger small operators). The collectors, treated as individual contractors, harvest the sfps and sell them, usually for cash on the spot, to the field buyers. The field buyer sorts and measures the products and prepares them for shipment. When enough products have been aggregated for transportation, the large company's truck hauls the crop from the field buyer to the distribution center. There are variations on this, especially with gourmet mushrooms as they are very perishable and the field buyer may get paid extra for delivery to the warehouse or airport for extra compensation. The field buyer gets their commission for purchasing, grading and preparing the products for shipment. The large corps then sell the mushrooms throughout the world. The problems that I have with this system include the mindset of the large corps to pay as little for the products as possible. These companies do not treat the collectors as skilled labor, but as replaceable cogs (once the corps have the info that seasoned collectors have developed). Some companies do not care if the products come from questionable sources as long as they get the products. One company that we dealt with last week apparently sent in the field buyer to collect the sfps while my crew and I waited for the authorization in writing from the timber company. I called the timber company and told them that the order was cancelled because the corp already filled the order (for a specific product from a specific location). After I explained that I didn't need the permit any longer and why, they were very upset and thanked me for telling them. They also offered us additional permits for other products in the future. Needless to say, the timber company forester will have a lot to say to the owner of the corp and probably to the other foresters at other companies. The large sfp corps seem to care little about "their" collectors only about the nights take. They don't care whether 6000 newbies or 50 seasoned collectors get 2000 pounds of mushrooms a night as long as they get the buy. It is easier for the large corps to control the price if they "train" new collectors every season and send them to the proven areas of production sought out by those that came before but that have now been rendered useless throught the manipulation of labor. That is why I question the motives of any new "training" program.


User_Name:
TruffleDog
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
06:23:03 PM

Messages

KH - Doom, Doom, Doom, con't. Actually, Kieth, Kudos on working to improve the system. Just do not push for exclusive market rights through the legal system because it would put those of us that are not well capitalized at a disadvantage. I have been working with private large land owners to attempt to obtain permits for mushroom collection here in Oregon. I collect most of my mushrooms that I offer for sale from lands managed by the USFS or BLM. I collect on small land holdings owned by a family. They won't write me a permit but have given me permission to collect and have made it clear to the local popo and the neighbors that I am on their land with permission. I also work for several large timber companies doing custom cone collection and other, (more profitable and so unitemized in this venue) special forest product projects. My crew (extended family members) and I spend about $6000 per year just in insurance costs to do business with the timber companies. The problem that we are having is finding outlets at a living wage price level for our products. We do have a bit more invested than the casual picker and expect to get a bit more for higher quality and consistant quantity. Since I am philosophically opposed to the current state of the mushroom industry, the answer is of course to vertically integrate. Several of my friends and some disparate collecting groups have toyed with the idea of setting up a voluntary certification program before a mandatory one is forced upon us.


User_Name:
TruffleDog
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
05:36:56 PM

Messages

KH - Doom, Doom, Doom. lol. Oh, no another vertical integrator. The most vertically integrated person that I know is a local restauranteer that collects his own mushrooms and sells them through his restaurant. He says he is a "non-commercial" collector when introducing himself in order to divorce himself from the image of rampant guerilla mushroom gangs. I finally convinced him to purchase a commercial permit since he collects at least a ton of mushrooms per year. Next topic. Same topic.


User_Name:
Hounddog
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
05:04:44 PM

Messages

Julie,Sorry about the lack of responses,but It is not clear just what your after.If you just want people that will sell to you, I don't think there will any problems as long as you pay a fair price. Also are you talking Canada or USA or both.The size of mushrooms could be a problem in NW B.C cause thats the nature of the beast in that area. Could you be specific as to what the email Addy is for?If a person is going to get downgraded for the size of the mushrooms,they should get top dollar for the smaller ones.Why are the bigger mushrooms so low?Can't they dry them,or is the volume too much?


User_Name:
zed
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
04:17:11 PM

Messages

hey mushroom eater, i found a few couliflowers.. left them in the bush but depending on what you are paying... i could go get them for you. post an e-mail. is there any other exotics that you are looking for? is there anyone purchasing lobster, chicken of the wood or cauliflower on vancouver island? thanks. zed


User_Name:
Elphinstone Elf
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
03:40:03 PM

Messages

Few buttons coming up on lower Sunshine Coast but several days of sunshine forecast. Here come the worms!


User_Name:
PICDICK
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
01:27:47 PM

Messages

HUGE POP IN THE EASTERN ROCKIES. HEADIN UP TONIGHT.PRICE DONT MATTER WHEN THERES THIS MUCH BUD.


User_Name:
julie
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
01:26:31 PM

Messages

Hey I sure hear a lot of complaining out thier I one more time,will give my email it is jtjulian94@gmail.com.If you are upset I understand.but i have given every body a chance to work with me. If you complain about what you get paid do something else. Since i have money and said i can help but got know response or i should say only two. When i read about some one that picked a 2lbs matsi i think its funny that giant fungi HAS NO market value. once again i ask how do you cook the matsutake. If you knew then you would know that a shroom of that size is a 5grade at best.please everybody get to know what your are doing.size does matter. and please text me I will be up and running in 2010. this is going to cost me alot of money.and i work for me. lets make it work lets make some money.one morething.dont worry about any rules coming down any time soon I have already checked that.In korea the goverment does control the flow of the matsutakes that go to japan what do you think of that


User_Name:
KH
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
01:21:41 PM

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I have got to admit when I am reading these responses today and re-reading what I posted I am at a lost as to how what our business is doing has ballooned into the doomsday posts that I am reading now. I think I need to demystify this a bit: Product certifications already exist---now read this part carefully---depending upon the requirements of the market a product is being sold into. An example is the FSC certifications and the chain of custody required to sell FSC wood products---does this mean every forest has to have FSC certification to sell FSC wood? No it doesn't. It simply means that a forest that has ISO certification cannot market into a FSC market. The only value to the added costs of having FSC products is "if" the forest products market into a FSC market. Otherwise it just would't make any sense to do so. It is the same with food products now---please read this carefully again---it depends upon the end market the food is being sold into. I already used examples of one standard for Farmer's Markets as compared to CFIA markets---If your buyer isn't selling into a market that requires something like the GACP then that is between you and your buyer and has nothing to do with me or any GACP quality assurance program. Kosher products is another good example. If one company has Kosher certification to sell into a Kosher certified market that has absolutely nothing to do with trying to make my business become Kosher certified---unless I want to sell into a market that requires Kosher certification. If whoever you are selling your products to have markets where these things are not a requirement then I say fill your boots and bang away.


User_Name:
BUSHPIG
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
01:19:00 PM

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PINES ARE WORMY UP JACKNIFE PASS .BIT OF A PISSOFF. GUESS ILL HEAD FOR NASS. I BUY FOR 35.


User_Name:
Fiddlehead Heaven
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
11:05:44 AM

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Okay, the verdict is in on the basket samples I received today. Great quality product, however there are no lids for them. Sorry to have gotten anyone's hopes up, but without a lid it's just another useless basket. And that's what I told them when they showed me the diagram for these baskets six months ago. Oh well, back to the drawing board ! They say spring now !!!!! Dwight in New Brunswick


User_Name:
shroom eater
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
10:50:24 AM

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Make that cauliflower


User_Name:
shroom eater
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
10:48:25 AM

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Anybody selling caulilower mushrooms on vancouver island (comox valley) area?


User_Name:
DEWOFHEAVEN
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
07:59:16 AM

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MY BEST EVER PICKING PAR WAS JOHN PEEPCHUCK FROM CANDA AND I MISSS HIS STINKING OLD DAD LARENCE WHO SMEELEDOF GALIC JOHN WERE U BEEN


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Time:
01:49:49 AM

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ok i better read this whole thing.... anything that tries to corral me into something i don't want i am against .... periodddddddddd ....... as long as i'm not breaking any laws respecting the land and take pride in the product i sell i sure as heck don't want anyone telling me how much i can pick where i can pick and i have to have a permit to pick ..... enough of that .... as far as i am concerned anything attempting to do anything that takes away my freedoms on the land is not a good thing .... thats as far as i go with this.... as far as quality insurance, knowledge ,and hands on would be the way ..... traceability ,,, very difficult at least ,,,, just another bunch of red tape ..... replacing hands on and trust..... i have seen big markets selling the mushrooms and would be interested if these are KH's mushrooms or local mushrooms ..... local so i hear .... sold to a produce manager who trusts and buys good clean product .... without all of the red tape ... anyhow enough ... i just wonder who will really benefit from this????not the individual pickers who have picked for 20 years or more and sold good clean product when and where they chose.... thats a big problem with me .... ger


User_Name:
TruffleDog
Date:
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Time:
08:56:06 PM

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KH - This really is not an attack but an attempt at dialogue. Learn from experience: You should have seen the lady from the mushroom club with her three gallons of boletes when I told her that the law she fought for made her a criminal for not having a commercial permit for over one gallon of mushrooms. Don't scream and yell to change things if you really don't understand what the problems really are. SFP marketing: It is always interesting to watch marketers attempt to seperate themselves from the competition. Here in Oregon it is marketers with no land base that have nothing to offer other than publicly proclaiming, "We should all use truffle dogs to insure the best quality products," and then they build their business on truffles collected by the guerilla truffle rakers like everyone else. While quality is the most important selling point of most products, really offering a different level of service requires more than just fancy words. What I see in the GACP in Canada is a way for well capitalized companies to exclude the small collector or group of collectors from the land and market places. If this is successfull, soon every restaurant and store in Canada will be required to use only products with GACP certification. Nice for those setting up the programs. "Teaching" teams of new collectors the "correct way" or "industry accepted method" of collecting is nothing more than just the same old routine: Buyers with few collectors attempting to control the marketplace by showing newbies the old places and giving them the info they need to compete with the collectors already there. The newbies are obligated to sell to their "friend" the buyer. The new twist that includes vertical integration is very nice. Currently, the mushroom industry really sucks. As Mike Amaranthus pointed out, it is an idustry based on theft. It is often difficult to run a business that offers no control over production, harvesting or market share. What else does a huge company have to offer the market place other than a bureaucratic paper shuffle to track product origin and expensive testing of product collected from inexperienced collectors? Locking up the land (legal production base) from other individual collectors and collectors working with rival buyers and locking up the markets from rival companies are very sound business moves. Pushing to politically manipulate the marketplace by requiring expensive certification and batch testing works well for the huge corporate food systems that are well capitalized. How much an hour do you pay your employees for collecting mushrooms? Do you pay for your collectors to have unemployment insurance and workmans comp? What are the benefits? Vacations? Retirement? "Verticle integration" by a well funded company is a great way to exclude rivals from the land base and the market place and control the price to the collector. In a cottage industry model, quality assurance starts and ends with the collectors.


User_Name:
cellar
Date:
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Time:
07:33:29 PM

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pines $5lb in Terrace, what a surprise. As far as a bar code being able to ensure traceability and accountability, don't see it. With the amount of people that handle the product, not to mention the amount that could handle it, traceability will be difficult and accountability impossible. But it does sound like a good way to make some think the product is somehow safer, very typical in Canada, while making it easier for the government to keep track of the money involved. The quality of the product is decided by the buyer when he grades your shrooms, thats where the buck stops, if he can't identify quality mushrooms he probably shouldn't be a buyer. The very best way to ensure high quality would be for everyone to get a fair price for their product, but thats not likely. Lets not forget the latest BULL, grading Pines that are larger than a light bulb as 3's, the same mushroom that would have gotten you a bonus a few years back, larger than the amount you make in a day today, is now worth 50cents a lb, yeah I would sure be inspired to worry about quality if I was starving to death and had to pick to sell today.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Time:
06:18:31 PM

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Hey there good mushroom folk,., I'm posting this crap against my common sense, however i do have to retort to those scoundrels that perceive us as week individuals. nothing also that profanity and profanity came out of my mind, a aaaaaaaa, ..... Those pesky pickers need to obtains a sustaintability. . well theyWo;; be damn should \,,,.damn pickers should b e able to figure it out that they could just be living on air.


User_Name:
jddelo67
Date:
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Time:
04:36:26 PM

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Anyone buying chicken of the woods in Oregon??


User_Name:
Howlowcantheygo
Date:
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Time:
03:22:23 PM

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Just talked to a buyer a hour ago,she said she sold for $6. a lb yesterday.Supposed to be $5.00 or lower today. (Kitwanga) Holy crap!! I havent even started picking yet.


User_Name:
Coby
Date:
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Time:
02:44:11 PM

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Am looking for a bulk buyer for chantrelles who is willing to pay more than 1.50 for perfect product. My email is Cobostyle@hotmail.com


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Time:
10:44:46 AM

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The day before yesterday the price was 15.00 a pound in Nukusp.Yesterday it dropped to 10,and today it's supposed to go to 4.The average picker is doing 7 to 8 pounds.I went down for one day.My son shot a couple of hours of video so we would have some memories of picking.The industry is dead,and it's time to move on.Good luck to all the people who choose to stay with it.


User_Name:
Boletus Joe
Date:
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Time:
10:19:32 AM

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K H ---- I understand where you are coming from. Nice that they want to be able to track the mushroom product.... But when are the food chains going to learn NOT to wrap the shrooms up in tight little plastic covered packages. I have tried without success to talk to different produce managers about how they package their mushrooms. Who educates these guys? I have come to the conclusion that the average produce department manager is no more than a stooge for the company with his paycheck being his main concern. That comes down to all the produce you see in a lot of stores.... No pride in what they sell..... I see stuff on shelves that would not pass inspection by any self respecting pig. It is not a very big leap in faith to see why a lot of pickers don't clean their product when they see the end product. Much better to sell your product at the back door to someone that appreciates your efforts. My two bits worth.


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Time:
06:42:09 AM

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so i guess this is bigger than what i'm thinking and if you need this to open up more markets for your products then it is a good thing especially if it is putting safer product into the hands or mouths of the consumer.... just a little leary of any beuracracy is all .... as always i respect others thoughts .... just when i see things like the fishing industry and the forest industry and the hand that government played in getting them into the state they are in i worry about more red tape etc.... if you think it is necessary for your business i sure won't argue that and gl .... ger


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Time:
06:20:22 AM

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No KH the irresponsibility is not on my part or any of my thoughts i would think.... it would be on the part of the stores and companies that sell any of these products that can harm our health with the full knowledge that this is true.... wish they wouldn't but they do.....


User_Name:
shades of 45
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
03:58:15 PM

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what are the prices in hazelton? reply plzz


User_Name:
Another mushroom grower
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
03:18:33 PM

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Hi FOREST HARVEST....nice work on the shitake crop...Thats great news... Im also a comercial grower (oysters) but I also have seed for shiitake. Are you producing in OAK SAW DUST or inoculated logs? We use straw here in our operation. Congrats again...Another grower.


User_Name:
NORTHERN BEAR
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
02:33:35 PM

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WHERE ARE THE INDEPENDENT BUYERS IN NORTHERN B.C.? TERACE, HAZELTON, KITWAGA, CRANBERRY?


User_Name:
KH
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
01:53:21 PM

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wild side and Fiddlehead Heaven: The funding for delivering the training program has been applied for. If the training program funding is approved we will start setting up the training program here in BC (I cannot speak about the other provinces but I am sure it will be provided there also since this is a national coalition). And you are right Dwight, the customers themselves are in many situations requiring this type of quality assurance program due to their risk management. After our business implemented this last year we are able to sell to customers that otherwise would not be buying wild foods at all because of the lack of quality assurance programs in place in the wild foods sector. But as I stated in my other place, a lot of what is required depends upon what market someone is trying to sell their products into. I look forward to learning more about the baskets.


User_Name:
northern bear
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
12:09:08 PM

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what is the highest price in upper b.c. for pine?


User_Name:
PISZTOFF
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
12:07:18 PM

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IF I HEARD 3 A POUND CORRECTLY I THINK ITS TIME THE PICKERS POOL TOGETHER FOR AN AIRPLANE AND A SHIPPING LICENCE. CHEUNG CAN ,SO CAN SOMEONE ELSE.IS HE A MOB LEADER OR SOMETHING? WERE LETTING THE GUY PLAY GOD . ITS TIME TO SLEIGH THE DRAGON.


User_Name:
Fiddlehead Heaven
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
11:33:48 AM

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Not necessarily what I want Garf, but to embrace this new concept will give my products a huge competitive edge over those who don't when I approach potential customers about buying from me. For example, beginning next spring the Loblaw's chain here in the east has stated that they will no longer buy Fiddleheads from anyone who has not been certified by the new G.A.C.P. coalition certification program. It is not the government who is has the most interest in this program, but rather it is the larger Food chains who are the driving force behind this. And as far as tracing mushrooms or any other food product, that has been in place for years for the commercial farmers & the fishing industries. It's a thing called a 'bar code' and there is a lot of information that can be encoded on them. In theory here's how it would work for us. We as harvesters are given a license # 000 The buyer who we sell to also has his own buyers license #111 Now the company he buys for also has a Corp license # 222 Are you with me so far? Now we have a formula that goes like this: I sell to Bill, he records my license # and recite # 333 ( which turns out to be a batch # on the bar code, meaning the mushrooms I sold him) So there you have it (Bar Code ID 000111222333) So now when those mushrooms are sold in a store to a customer and anything go's wrong, it is a simple trace back to the responsible sources. This system is already in place for the Ground Hemlock harvest in Nova Scotia & PEI. I am waiting to hear myself Wild Side as to when the training programs will begin and be available through the website already listed below by KH. I will also post next week on the baskets. I do not have the samples yet. But if you have an interest, email me at dwight.thornton@gmail.com with your info & I will keep you posted. Dwight in New Brunswick


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
09:03:31 AM

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For some type of context about traceability and food production and regulatory systems: Much of this (at this point in time anyway) is dependent upon what the actual market a product is sold into and how that product is marketed. For example, in BC Farmer's Markets there is one regulatory structure, for retail produce there is another, for out of province sales there is another, for export products it is up the country that the product is imported into---my point being that any certification process or regulations is dependant upon the end market that the product is going into to. It is not a cut and dried and is a very complex legal structure. We chose to do this as a business because of the product markets we chose to market into as well as what we felt was a business ethics and principle to work with best practices. I do think eventually this is something that will be required, and in my opinion, anyone selling food should perform the due diligence and operate under the best practices of the food industry. Looking at this from the point of view that there are current issues with pesticides, product misrepresentations, etc in the food industry and natural products industry and using that as a rationale for those practices to continue is just plain irresponsible in my personal viewpoint. Consumer protection is a huge issue that affects all of us in many ways and it will never change if people in the industries involved don't step up and meet those concerns and real needs of the public. In the end it boils down to if someone wants to buy products from companies that don't have traceability and safe food handling practices then they can buy from the companies that don't practicd that. If someone wants to buy products from companies that do implement traceability and quality assurance programs then they can buy from the companies that do have these in place. If you buy something to take home to your family which would you purchase?


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
09:00:38 AM

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Hey there mushroom folk., Well I could not resist the impulse to brag., two days ago I picked 16 bushels of shitake (in my farm) by myself, each bushell contains between 13 to 15 pounds , that makes it well over 200 pounds of shrooms ( My back is killing me though ) they are popping an a amazing rate, can't hardly keep up, no much time to go picking, however I do get out at least 3 or 4 times a week , still lots of black trumpets , unusually long season for them, perhaps twice has long than normal and huge sweet tooth , some of them over a pound each, love to hunt those, , it's a real challenge for me to find them , weird season though.,,, very cold nights feels like late fall, however everything still deep green, well ; I hope one of this days those crooks come to their senses and pay you guys those mushrooms true value, full buckets and safe picking to all .


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
08:21:18 AM

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i don't get it and i don't like it.... more government ,, more beauracacy..... why??? so they can improve safety issues??? does this mean that they will now pull all of the pesticide treated fruits and vegetables that we now buy from all different areas of the world and feed to the people that are actually treated with known cancer causing agents and such.... give me a break.... might as well work for monsanto.... ger


User_Name:
cellar
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
07:43:02 AM

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I'm with you garf, traceability in Canada, haha, there isn't even regulations in place to ensure that what you buy in the store is properly indicated on the label. They may make the regulation but there will be no enforcement like every other law. The only thing I believe will effect the price is competition, or maybe regulations if it brings in competition, that's it. Selling late won't make any difference, the buyers know what the pickers will sell for, they've been doing it for years, and the buyers will simply wait them out, like they've done for years.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
05:26:42 AM

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bummer to learn about pine prices if true, especially for those who rely on that income. regarding tracability and accountability - its here, just at an infant stage. checkout Keith's posts below to learn more. see Wed Sept. 16. Dwight, how can someone learn more about the Course and Certification as well as purchasing Canadian baskets?


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
03:28:20 AM

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sry bout that.... should have read don't forget how many steps it takes for product to get to consumer.... anyhow just can't see it.... but gl on that if thats what you want ..... ger


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
03:18:05 AM

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fiddlehead although i respect your opinions myself i can never see complete track of every mushroom picked being kept or anything even resembling that ..... just about impossible.... what other industries could do this .... especially when it comes to a product that comes from crown land as in Canada.... can't see it.... i can see more control over crappie produce but that would have to start with the relationship between picker and buying stations..... don't forget how many steps it takes for the finished product to get to stations.... been hearing this for years and probably be hearing it for many more .... as with what politicians say i'll believe it when i see it.... ger


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time:
02:16:25 AM

Messages

I heard the same "A"... :-(


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
10:23:39 PM

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Is it true? have Pine's drop to $3 a pound tonight?. mom ma's baby, would you call me I have lost your number.


User_Name:
Abc
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
10:09:01 PM

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Yes, the game is on and the pine's well be gone why before the frist snow.


User_Name:
Fiddlehead Heaven
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
04:16:31 PM

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Just a quick little note to let everyone here know that good quality mushroom baskets will soon be available and manufactured here in Canada. The mold was found in Australia of all places , it's been there since 1981 with not even one basket being produced from it, ever ! It is now here in Canada and samples are on the way to me for inspection. There are two sizes, 6lb & 10lb. that's all I know right now. What I do know is that they will be available to everyone in whatever quantities are needed within the next two to three weeks. I will end with, it would be a good idea to listen to what Kieth Hunter is telling you all out there. Regulation is coming, and it won't be long before every mushroom you pick will be traceable, and have your name on it. We will all soon be held accountable for our wild harvest! The consumers are demanding safer & reliable products from us, so let's give it to them. It would be better to get on-board now voluntarily with the programs that Kieth has been telling you all about. I can tell you that I am, while the course and certification is relatively free as I understand it. Good luck to you all out there in the west this year !! Dwight in New Brunswick


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
02:24:45 PM

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Hi sundanzkidd. That is not a stink, it is an "aroma" lol


User_Name:
sundanzkidd
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
12:55:08 PM

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was a good run Germany, nothing like a fresh basket of pines stinkin up my house.... matsijuana get inside my belly before the worms do or the price falls to 2 buck chuck --- rain tomorrow.. Hmmm im up for another ridge walk rain or shine ill go.. hope heidi isnt sorting worms on the lewis river oh and ill be your dog and you can leave me in the patch.....lmao, that was funny dude... bet spencer gets even with you


User_Name:
PISTOVFF
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
11:48:31 AM

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HAS ANYONE THOUGHT OF CONTACTING NORTH SEA PRODUCTS.THEY SELL /FLY BLACK COD TO JAPAN. ITS ALL JUST AN AFRODESIAC TO THEM ;BEAR BLADDERS MONKEY BRAINS;POISONOUS BLOWFISH .SOME OTHER DEALER BESIDES CHEUNG MIGHT BE THE TICKET.????


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
11:37:25 AM

Messages

Thanks Mush- buckets


User_Name:
BUSHPIG
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
11:32:58 AM

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IVE BEEN FINDING A LOAD OF WORMY PINE UP LAC LE BICHE.HOPE IT COOLS OFF OR A BUMPER CROPS GOING TO HELL.PISSES ME OFF.


User_Name:
germany17
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
10:54:09 AM

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Found about 90 buttons yesterday!!!! Made Matzi burgers!!! CELLER, i agree. Garf. you too. Pick em and eat em!!!!


User_Name:
mush-buckets
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
10:43:55 AM

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believe the bolete is between 7 and 8 / lb for top grade.


User_Name:
Matsi Me
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
09:44:31 AM

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what's it like up at the zoo? Thanks! hope the buyers are good to you all, after all you deserve the best prices :-) cheers


User_Name:
Matsi Me
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
09:44:22 AM

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what's it like up at the zoo? Thanks! hope the buyers are good to you all, after all you deserve the best prices :-) cheers


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
09:27:46 AM

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hmmm let the games beginnnn ..... hope everyone has a good season and i still won't sell to stations without a fair price ..... whatever but i can always find a buyer for good clean quality mushrooms..... at a decent price.....last year i think the least i got was 12 maybe 15 and up to 35 and a pretty good price for the other grades.... my buyer came to me.... its a business .... treat it as such... fair price for good product..... thats all i ask .... ger or grrrrrr or grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr jk full buckets all you pickers who respect the woods .... no comment for the others ger


User_Name:
Foghorn
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
09:01:43 AM

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Right ON cellar u tell em buyers can b bastards


User_Name:
old picker
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
08:47:13 AM

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why should a buyer raise his price late at night when he has orders filled by 5o'clock in the afternoon? if by 9o'clock he hasn't any shrooms what's he do? he pays more.go figure. when a picker has to race to buyer by 5o'clock he gets to pick half days. we would all get together after picking and start phoning stations. soon they phone us with better price. say NO. they will phone back.don't sell yourself cheap,you know how hard you worked


User_Name:
skanky
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
08:26:16 AM

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been picking pines since 83 bought same from terace to brookings and many places in between it used to be a fun and social thing to do meet up with old friends on a yearly basis,see diferent parts of north america etc now with prices and markets it dosnt pay to be away from home so i usualy just pick for personall use on van isle now its just the way it is quite complianing enjoy the comradery of others in the industry and enjoy the forest nick c if u c this leave on this site


User_Name:
cellar
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
07:40:19 AM

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after so many seasons exactly the same, how anyone can expect prices to be anything but pathetic is beyond me. I haven't sold in years in Terrace and this year will obviously be the same for the same reason, there is no other reason, simply put, why pay more when people will sell for less. Get used to the prices or stop selling, those are your choices. We all know that the price will be down to $5lb give or take a dollar or two, within a week or two. Here in Terrace its always the same, $20lb until a few start to pop, then the price plumetts, and plumetts. It will be the same this year with enough people willing to pick for peanuts to make others rich enough to maintain the status quo within the industry. If your not interested in being 3rd world labour, simply don't sell.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Time:
02:30:32 AM

Messages

Just curious here but what is the field price for Bolete in Canada right now?


User_Name:
Sam in BBY
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time:
10:54:51 PM

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Evening all !! price for pines are going down already !!! WTF... there're down to 10 then I say lets draw the freakin line right now ! 10.00 IS the bottom line !! or else I'll leave em in the bush :) full buckets if they're worth the $ !!


User_Name:
mateilama@romandie.com
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time:
08:45:05 PM

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Hola to All: coastal_gal, did you find a good buyer in Van for your chanterelles? i need a good buyer too; also looking for other pickers in the koots to band together and get best prices (we send our harvest directly to the best buyer!). cheers matei


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time:
05:52:04 PM

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Got this message from my study partner:

 "I got all the blocks done. Starting to pop pretty good. Established 2 new controls. See ya tomorrow."

He tends to exaggerate a little though. I'm going up tomorrow! Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
old picker
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time:
04:41:34 PM

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mabey if pickers didn,t sell until later at night instead of 2 in afternoon and buyers didn,t open til 6o'clock mabey you would see price go up with the need for mushrooms they have orders to fill must fill remember when 10 buyers had to compete with each other good prices lets stop complaining and start picking clean shrooms it all helps


User_Name:
Abc
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time:
04:34:25 PM

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Couger has very little at this time; need rain soon are there well not be much to pick!


User_Name:
Rj
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time:
01:35:02 PM

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had too tell you all,joe chung`s buyer carl, was informing all the buyer`s,in terrace area, to drop there prices.they were to stay at $10.betty`s best followed suit.all of them did.chung rules them all,so look foward`s to the low-ball pricing ,pine`s are here. to bad ,so sad. full pail`s to all. let the games begin. it will end up lower yet.we all did it to ourself`s,chung need`s the money for his casino habit`s,someone has to cover his losses.poor player,spending your profits.Not much left after your expence`s,fuel,break down`s,meal`s,accomdation`s,good rain gear,boot`s.you put a price on that. reminds me of child labour,in there own country,and now they figure it`ll work here in canada, all ready has,your just called a picker,different name same meaning. those of you that have job`s ,keep your reciept`s as you do have some tax right off`s. tic for tac.good luck all, they want it all CHEAP,CHEAP,Cheap,,average buyer,in season is $1.50 to $2 per lb,on volume bought.now the buyer`s, makes the grand aday or more in prime area`s,question is how much do they buy in a season,compared to what a average picker can pick,i`m average and can pick a half ton or more. your the bottom of the food chain,remember that,the next time you sell to the cartel.you desever,respeek,but only get a slap in the face,with the lowpricing. will it change,i don`t think so ,as someone has to line the pocket`s of the wealthy.well that`s my two cent`s,good-luck,as we all need it$$$$$$$$


User_Name:
fettiguy
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time:
01:34:37 PM

Messages

How is the picking of mushrooms up at Cougar?


User_Name:
BUSHPIG
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time:
12:54:26 PM

Messages

LOTS OF BUD NO GOOD FULL O WORM THOUGH.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time:
11:56:40 AM

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Hi RJ, I heard it was 10 yesterday. But I am on the Oregon coast and do not know anyone who is actually buying there...


User_Name:
RJ
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time:
07:27:12 AM

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Hi all Has any thing started around Cresent lake Oregon yet ? And if so what are they paying? Thanks RJ


User_Name:
frail
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time:
07:09:15 AM

Messages

want to know mushroom prices


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time:
06:43:02 AM

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KH, interesting read and thank you kindly: manuals, quality assurance program... all sounds great. melding a course in an education program for ntfp could help long term. it adds credibility, educates harvestors for sustainable exploitation, and may go further to educate and create awarness to the general public. i've educated people of all ages about ntfp and they are surprised that it exists and very keen to learn. there's huge amounts of existing and potential wild foods out there but most North Americans aren't interested. we need to turn that around. with our presest day global situation, its a great opportunity. more demand needs more supply, be it mushrooms or educators. education is very helpful for sustaining any product and for it to continue, even rocks! (excellent marketing on that one). also, gold's a rock...easy pickens for color back then just like pines but now you have to work hard for it. btw, wrapping a beautiful pine mushroom in wax papar is always a treat. a great way to protect that delicate veil. finally, anybody know where to buy some decent Canadian Wholesale Wild Rice?


User_Name:
BUSHPIG
Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time:
08:10:25 PM

Messages

IVE BEEN PICKING SOMEBIG PINE


User_Name:
Tinkering Around
Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time:
06:39:44 PM

Messages

Geee.....what is the price in Terrace tonite??? The all-time "Joe & Joe" special I heard....how low can they go? Full buckets to ya' all!!!!


User_Name:
germany17
Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time:
01:21:58 PM

Messages

So do squirrels! A real small baby was taken out of the nest in our backyard by a bird 9 weeks ago and we have nursed it to a healthy little baby squirrel.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time:
12:38:29 PM

Messages

Rocks make great pets too ;-)


User_Name:
germany17
Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time:
12:22:06 PM

Messages

Hello all!!! lets just pick rocks!!!! The world is full of them and they will always be there!


User_Name:
coastal_gal
Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time:
10:01:13 AM

Messages

Looking to sell Chanterelles in Vancouver. We are pickers from Powell River, and have someone going to Vancouver every two weeks who can deliver. We are just looking for a better buck for our mushrooms than what the buyer is paying here.


User_Name:
KH
Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time:
09:52:18 AM

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wild side: here is a link that has more information on the Good Agricultural Collection Practices (GACP) model http://www.saskherbspice.org/CHSNC/gacp.html that we have been working on implementing for going on two years now. This is the national group that we are working with on implementing this model. We also work closely with the First Nations Forestry Council, the BC Ministry of Agriculture Agroforestry Sector, the BC Ministry of Forests and Range, the BC Community Forest Association, silvaculture forest management companies, timber companies, and several First Nations communities in developing ntfp as part of economic and community development. Our business operates on a full time year round basis and wild harvested foods (including mushrooms) are one of the products we are buying and marketing. What I meant by vertically integrated is that we work from the forest management planning and operations all the way through to the sales and marketing of wild harvested foods. Our business focuses on developing "best practices" based model in terms of forest management and products. I hope this helps and if you have any other questions please don't hesitate contact us.


User_Name:
KH
Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time:
09:13:59 AM

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wild side: product traceability has a basis in the scenario of potential product recall situations, such as we see in agricultural food products that may have been subjected to contamination. This contamination could occur from the point of harvest (such as exposure to fertilizers, herbicides, prior industrial use of forests, etc). It could also come from cross or post harvest/transportation contamination due to the use of vehicle transporation, improper food handling containers, etc It is establishing a documentable chain of custody so to speak from the point of harvest to the point of sale. What this approach does is work towards positioning wild harvested foods where they can meet the agricultural product standards that exist. The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) deal with the food safety issues of food handling, processing, packing, transportation, and marketing requirements of agricultural food products. There is a page on our website http://www.firstnationswildcrafters.com/QualityAssurance.html that has more information about that aspect of what we have done. I hope this helps answer some of the questions you had.


User_Name:
KH
Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time:
09:03:49 AM

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wild side: thanks for your questions and interest. The "we" in terms of the investments in the post I made is our business, First Nations Wildcrafters, BC. Due to the intersect between nontimber products and First Nations Cultural Heritage Resources and forest management practices we have been working on creating a GIS layer as a part of our business operations. This assists us in assessing the abundance, or lack of, species that may be suitable for commercial harvests without having an adverse impact on the ecological goods and services of the forest or local substinence uses. We also are developing this approach as part of product traceability. I will make another post regarding the traceability and HACCP/GMP tp keep this post from becoming too jammed.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time:
05:57:28 AM

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Keith Hunter: curious about a few things, please explain " traceabiliy and HACCP/GMP", also, who/what group or institution are the we: "we have made significant investments into GIS software and GPS technology to establish a vertically integrated whole systems model that provides a platform for forest resource economic diversification that tiers into the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada standards." Where can one read the report and findings? Just seeking and learning info...? Many Thanks.


User_Name:
Just a picker
Date:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Time:
10:12:43 PM

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hey bc boy are you having any luck in the Nakusp area .Do you pick pines or chanties??It would be nice to know whats popping and also what are the prices


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Time:
03:38:00 PM

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Found my first pine of the year and yes there are a lot of White's this year. I'm still looking for the Boletes to come but hope to see them in two weeks and not before then; its still to warm and I don't like worm's.


User_Name:
stillacreeker
Date:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Time:
02:28:01 PM

Messages

...they were wormy of course!


User_Name:
stillacreeker
Date:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Time:
02:26:54 PM

Messages

Seem to be a lot of white chants this year. First pines found on lower Sunshine Coast.


User_Name:
julie
Date:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Time:
01:01:36 PM

Messages

Hello my name is julie and i left a message for people in the matsi biz my email is jtjulian94@gmail.com.


User_Name:
westcoast drifter
Date:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Time:
10:10:50 PM

Messages

Nice to see pine price hit $30 in the Nass at Rick's last night.Been a long time since the price has been that high and been shrooms to pick!Down with the Joe's....go independents !!!


User_Name:
Sam in BBY.
Date:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Time:
09:57:32 PM

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Evening all !! went out on a camping trip this past weekend ... weather was fantastic !! , summer like :) I guess the few inches of rain from the past couple of weeks did trigger something ....some of my patches of white chanties were out in full force !! sure reminds me of 04 http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z96/samder007/DSCN3595.jpg http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z96/samder007/DSCN3608.jpg http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z96/samder007/DSCN3589.jpg http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z96/samder007/DSCN3588.jpg also found 3 pines :) made my day... :) Full buckets everyone !


User_Name:
Wild child
Date:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Time:
08:53:04 PM

Messages

Thanks 4 the quick response osha root buyer, but i dont do business in public. leave an email or non international phone num and ill be glad 2 talk 2 you! thanks. wild child.


User_Name:
steve
Date:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Time:
08:52:19 PM

Messages

who is buying pines in the courtenay or port albernie area and reccent prices would be apriciated ty and nick cannel if u are around post on this site and ill get bback to u


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Time:
08:27:22 PM

Messages

We finally got a little more rain last night, but not enough to turn our chanty's in that pretty pumpkin orange... Wow, Keith you are one of the most well spoken people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. :-)


User_Name:
Sam's Mushrooms
Date:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Time:
03:16:34 PM

Messages

Be careful if you are working for Forest Products or trying to contact them...A lawsuit is being filed against their company.


User_Name:
KH
Date:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Time:
01:29:23 PM

Messages

Hepkat thank you for what you posted. I try my best to encourage the pickers we buy product from to look at what they do as running a small business. To me they are self-employed and the ones that do see it as a business they are running to make those type of decisions you speak about. Our business is the same way, sometimes prices and costs just don't add up to being something that is viable so we have to move ahead and either develop another market or sometimes, like in salal, just stop a product line all together when it loses money or doesn't make as much money as something else we could be doing does. And this changes all the time in any business. I also want to hold my hands up to you for what you have done in your life to overcome the unfortunate challenges you have had come your way. That is awesome and thank you for sharing your story.


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Time:
12:01:26 PM

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Used to Complain about Mushy Prices. I had to go do something about it. Went back to school and ended up being a computer IT for an Accounting firm. Now before you say"well you had all the breaks" . I am a disabled person (loss of right arm to my sholder, all fingers on my left except thumb and pinky, six pins holding my back together) I am a single parent and Native. I felt I had to pick no matter what the price to make ends meet. then the ends would not meet anymore. Educatiom = Real Job. Either quit complaining or quit picking. Thank you for your time. RIC.


User_Name:
Osha Root Buyer
Date:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Time:
11:51:26 AM

Messages

Wild Child...How much a kilo...??? R. B.


User_Name:
Wild child
Date:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Time:
11:42:28 AM

Messages

Off topic post. seeking osha root buyers. high quality new mexico osha. respond w contact info. thx. wild child.


User_Name:
bcboy69
Date:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Time:
10:38:28 AM

Messages

thank you keith!:)


User_Name:
bcboy69
Date:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Time:
10:38:18 AM

Messages

thank you keith!:)


User_Name:
KH
Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time:
10:11:02 PM

Messages

thanks cougarman


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time:
09:55:50 PM

Messages

Yellow Chanterelle price is holding at $12.00 to restaurants and retail on Vancouver Island


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time:
06:29:05 PM

Messages

bcboy they were living here in Alberni last year. I will see if I can find them if they are still around and give them your message. I hope your camp goes well for you.


User_Name:
bcboy69
Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time:
06:25:01 PM

Messages

if a couple named chad and lisa read this board or if anyone knows them they follow the patch with their 5 kids jason and brigitte will be in nakusp on sept 15thto 24th at our usual camp spot we are hoping they make it out there this year and would like to meet up with them thanks:)


User_Name:
fun guy harvesting
Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time:
05:50:53 PM

Messages

I completely agree with the fact that quality is a big part of the industry..... But not everyone know how to pick safely....People are soon to forget that this IS food that we are dealing with....... But years of the middle man(buyers) and the companies that they supply are the ones to blame when it comes to veteran pickers short falls..... Don't get me wrong everyone has a bad day once in a while but us the ones who know and understand the difference are the ones that need to teach so everyone can grow and change the way things are TOGETHER!!!!


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time:
04:08:03 PM

Messages

I need to pay attention. I made the below post to wild side and for some reason (not paying attention) I put wild side's name in the User Name block instead of my own name. I apologize for that lapse of paying attention wild side.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time:
04:06:22 PM

Messages

wild side you are right in that there are many people, businesses and associations working very diligently in trying to create a better 21st century market environment for wild harvested foods. There is much work being done in the area of establishing best practices as relates to the forest and/or agroforestry management aspect as well as the quality assurance of traceabiliy and HACCP/GMP based food safety aspects of marketing wild harvested foods. The needs of the market place are evolving and trying to meet those market needs and doing so in a way that is sustainable, both from an environmental perspective and economically sustainable while meeting consumer protection needs are key to doing this. We have made significant investments into GIS software and GPS technology to establish a vertically integrated whole systems model that provides a platform for forest resource economic diversification that tiers into the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada standards.


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time:
03:56:16 PM

Messages

Julie: I am not sure where you are but I am interested in speaking with you. My phone number is 250-720-8907 and my email is FirstNationsWildcrafters at shaw.ca


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time:
03:54:22 PM

Messages

I agree with a lot of what everyone has posted here in regards to where we are at, but I am more interested in how we get to where the industry as a whole is viable. Product quality coming in is very important for sure. What I haven't seen mentioned here however is the need of the people grading and packing, and doing the marketing, to also be considered in with the ideals of fair trade. I know how important the pickers are to the industry, but so are all the people who work to get the product to market and get the end sales done. It takes the whole spectrum for the industry to be competitive. I agree with you Matsiman that much of it has to do with supply and demand and the actual marketplace where the products are eventually sold. With the recession in full swing this year I am really trying to pay as much attention as possible to how many high priced mushrooms are actually going to be sold (I am referring mostly to chanterelles). I think the end prices and volumes actually sold have as much impact upon the entire industry cost structure as any other factor. As with any volume industry, the higher the volumes the lower the prices. That is the same whether it is mushrooms or timber or fish.


User_Name:
fun guy harvesting
Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time:
12:07:11 PM

Messages

Wow... I am so sick of the large companies trying to screw the little guys... I have always taken a pay cut for the pickers sake.... And when I sit in those board meetings and try to explain that its getting harder very year for pickers.. Between rising gas cost and patches being logged out, which make pickers have to travel much further than they use to whether its by foot or car.... As long as people will still pick for the low $$$ theres not a whole lot people can to fight the good fight. I will continue this battle for the good of the industry but if it means closing the doors to do so I will.... I refuse to pay the hard working people out there $2.25 per lbs for great product....... Everyone is intitled to fair wage and that is not fair waged...... The bigger companies tryed this last year and I had to do the same thing.... It did work in the long run and they came crawling back because I found a new contract and was sending out almost 10 000 lbs per week..... One of two things will come of this, Fun Guy will either close there doors for good or will win this ongoing battle at least for another year...... I ask all buyers please remember who does the foot work and poors the blood and sweat into making you who you are........


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time:
12:03:15 PM

Messages

Ziplock, No need to apologize. There are many influences to lower prices. Yes dirty product is a suspect. The reason for "Sudden Change" part is also suspect on 2 levels.

Some of us know the reason for sudden change but are not going to discuss it here, I'm one of them. We have chosen to accept that we can't change. I'll give you a hint. it has to do with supply and demand. Supply meaning all available, good quality or not. Demand being high end market or low end. My guess is that 30% of today's market is influenced by the above. Don't listen to me though I'm a terrible businessman and sales person.

Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
Ziplock
Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time:
09:22:45 AM

Messages

This is regarding the quality of mushrooms which is often bought up on these forums.To me its the which came first; the chicken or the egg dilemma.I remember when people used to wrap there buttons in wax paper or whatever to keep them clean.There was little to no complaints because they were getting top dollar for them.NOW did people all of sudden start bringing in dirty mushrooms?Or was it a gradual change by everyone?When depots open with low prices certain people loose the incentive to take pride in there work?Sorry Matsiman,I know how you dislike these type of posts.But I am NOT trying to start a buyer bashing thread.I am just saying that dirty mushrooms are not the main reason for the low prices.


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time:
06:34:23 AM

Messages

Greetings All, Yep, here we are again with the I'm getting screwed mode. The same talk every year with no changes. Yet an offer to help by Julie goes unanswered. Go figure.

There is a phrase I heard somewhere. As you go through life, change the things you can, accept the things you can't change, and most important of all, have the wisdom to tell the difference.

Hey Julie, if your out there, email me. I know a few pickers who might be interested. Could be a start.

Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time:
06:07:08 AM

Messages

it'd be interesting to read about more emphasis on what to do now to sustain and nurture wild harvest in the 21 st century. a far more organized method to share ideas and exercise them is needed. mushrooms will always be here, there must be loads of people adn groups out there with sustainable working relationsips who have made a successful go at it that can offer helpful insights. Van. island here we come for surf and turf. yahoo! save a few chati's for us :-) will hopfully have a peek in Nakusp area and share findings. peace.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time:
08:49:20 PM

Messages

Tinkering Around,you're right,the good old days are gone,and so are the days of high prices.I will agree with you on one point....the pickers shouldn't sell for low dollars,but,if you believe that the pickers alone are the total cause of the problem,you're wrong.Nothing is that black and white.There are many reasons for the demise of the industry,and the pickers are just one of them.


User_Name:
ABC"s
Date:
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time:
08:09:45 PM

Messages

You are right on the money and if they won't my crop they well have to pay more then what there paying now.


User_Name:
Tinkering Around
Date:
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time:
07:08:33 PM

Messages

I used to find this board rather interesting but after a couple of years it is the same old story again and again! Times have changed and the good old glory days are gone, look at the world and it is a sorry thing to say but sites like these and the the internet have ruined the ways of mushrooms (everyone knows about them, it used to be a cash crop before the web days and changing times) then think about the economy many major industries are no longer existant or have down sized there companies. Everyone fights to make their dollar. I've said it before and I'll say it again, It's not the broker, the buyer (I've been there), the quality of the mushroom.......................It's the picker, sure you like the hunt but for once PLEASE wake up and face the reality.....If you are going to go out and pick and turn around and sell your mushrooms that are going to go to the Cartel, why complain when you are going to watch the price fall quickly to a couple of bucks a pound and you still go out and turn around and sell. If they are going to get your mushrooms in quanities why on earth would a "business man" (or your terms...a crook) pay you more when he can get your mushrooms for a couple of bucks! Don't go blaming the middle-man or the broker.....Blame your-selves because you obviously need a reality check, get your head out of the fairy patch and give your Tinker-Bell heads a shake!!!


User_Name:
ABC
Date:
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time:
05:22:49 PM

Messages

I have been off line for some time now but I have been out picking chanty's as far back as father day and it has been dry for some time we did get rain but won't say how much, I just don't like others running to the best Kemp picking ground's.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time:
02:31:50 PM

Messages

Hey there good folk., Powell River Jack , Sorry if you though that my post was an " attack" on some one ( Bingo) .. that wasn't my purpose , however when some one posts such a preposterous comment , response should be elicited and swift , anyways what I really wanted to tell you was about your post the one about the chicken of the woods growing in a beach log,- is a well known fact that the old wooden ships were attacked by " chickens" and many of them eventually sunk, they tried a lot of fungicidal remedies to kill them chickens to no avail, remedies such as mix of Fish oil, lead and oakum . Just image two or three centuries ago a sailing ship with chicken of the woods growing on the starboard or bow , I makes me think about all those Melville and Joseph Conrad nautical books.


User_Name:
Julie
Date:
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time:
01:34:16 PM

Messages

Hi Everybody. I have been watching the matsi industry for along time. I have been tempted to export matsutakes to Japan myself. I know who the companys are that the pickers have been selling to, Thier are only four big companys and a once in a while little guy. I even let myself get hired by a field buyer in cresent jct. Whats even more funny is that Tony from Hito did not remember me and sent me to his man in cresent jct. And after that I thought what a wast of money. The buyers and I mean all the buyers, the ones in the north the ones in the south. Run around talking like they know all about the mastsutake. Let me ask anybody listening how do the japanes eat the mushrooms, and dont give me some answer you read in a book The 2nd thing is who has the best product after japan in the world. 3rd in the U S who has the best product the north or the south. Now I would like to know what you people want the reason I am asking is that I to think the price sucks. But be for I step up to the plate with my money. I want you to know I will make a profit and how much is non of anybodies biz if you know what i mean. so do we want to co- op or do we just want to be one big happy company regards Julie


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time:
10:19:37 AM

Messages

Keith Hunter,I agree 100% with your post.You are absolutly right when you say the industry cannot continue to survive the way it is.The question is,how do we change it?I really believe that it's a three fold problem.The brokers,the field buyers,and the pickers.We are all to blame in one way or another.In many cases the product that is being sent to the brokers is terrible.I do not believe that all the field buyers are sending a bad product,however,many are doing just that.Last year a buyer I personally know sent 47% down grade to the broker.When this person quit,the broke begged him/her to stay,he said he needed more buyers like them.What does this say?It tells me that the buyers are accepting poor quality and the brokers are accepting that.Here's what I think needs to happen...The brokers need to start paying thier buyers a fair wage again.If they did,the buyers might be more concerned about the quality of the mushrooms they are purchasing.Many pickers bring in garbage,and if one buyer won't purchase them, another usually will.The pickers that bring in garbage should be turned away.If the brokers paid thier buyers and pickers a fair wage for a good product ,it would go a long ways toward solving the problem.If I find the right buyer I can easily get paid #one price for twos and threes.I can easily pass off wormies and moldies,and if my mushrooms are dirty,not a problem.I really believe that if the brokers paid a fair wage to both the buyers and pickers, and tightened right up on the grading, it would go a long ways toward solving the problem.But,as long as they continue to pay lousy prices, the who cares attitude will continue, and we can all count on the eventual demise of the industry.


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time:
06:06:20 AM

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User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Friday, September 11, 2009
Time:
10:04:12 PM

Messages

I apologize to everyone for the crammed up post I just made. I had hit return when writing that and thought it would be in paragraphs and not so hard to read.


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Friday, September 11, 2009
Time:
10:00:35 PM

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visiter_RB: The reason I asked Bingo to post using their real name was that from the way I read that post it appeared to me to be coming from a wholesaler/distributor that had benefited from the existing structure of the industry and was advocating that the status quo of the industry was acceptable. I truly believe that if a mushroom company representative wants to quote from people on this board in the manner that Bingo's response was framed (even after editing) then professional courtesy should be extended with a clear identification of that mushroom company's name so that the full context of the posters intent can be understood. I for one do not believe that the future of the industry can continue to exist in the manner it has evolved into being and do not adhere to the idea that the status quo of the industry is good for the pickers, the people who work buying, grading or packing, or for the ultimate consumer themselves due to the almost total lack of fair trade principles not to even mention the almost total lack of food product safety quality assurance standards in the industry. Any industry that does not evolve is doomed to fail. Things are different now in economics and markets than they were even a year ago due to many factors of the global economy and I believe that this is a great opportunity for the mushroom, wild foods and other non timber sectors to rethink how our industry should operate and be viable into the future (from a local level perspective). I have only asked one person to post their true identity, and that was Bingo, and that is not something I normally do. I don't normally concern myself with who is posting under a screen name because I don't take serious all the cloak and dagger intrigue that goes on with much of the mushroom sector as those are not legitimate ways to operate a professional business. Having said that, I know many people post using anom names that do not do that and that are legitimate people in the industry and have had the pleasure to meet many of the posters on this board and have spoken to others on the phone numerous times in the course of doing business. There are many legitimate and knowledgeable people here, none of whom take the pot shots at other people like Bingo did. Out of respect for matsiman's editing the original post I deferred to offer Bingo an opportunity to speak to me one on one if so desired which did not happen as of this time. I hope that this explanation helps explain my post to Bingo.


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Friday, September 11, 2009
Time:
09:37:49 PM

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Matsiman I want to thank you for doing what you did with that post you edited. I totally believe you did the right thing in that situation. I have rarely seen you edit posts and when I saw that you did it told me that there must have been something way out of line for you to have done that. Thank you for the integrity you run this board with and the service to so many people that you have provided for all of these years.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Friday, September 11, 2009
Time:
08:43:36 PM

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BCboy,the weather network isn't reliable that's for sure.The other day it showed 11 or 12 hours of rain,but that rain was accually in revelstoke.Nukusp only recieved 0.2 mm.Spoke with a buyer today,and the only shroom coming at the moment are chantys,but you never know,if it cools down and rains some more there might be a late flush.Good luck to you.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Friday, September 11, 2009
Time:
07:28:26 PM

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From what I am hearing, we are supposed to get some rain here in the next week. That would make our pretty chanty's pop for sure :-) Still pretty low volume and they are all pretty much ugly dried out things right now :-( Someone last year nicknamed us the sunshine coast and I am about to start agreeing with him....


User_Name:
visiter_RB
Date:
Friday, September 11, 2009
Time:
07:24:18 PM

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thank you matsiman for your explanation, I kind of more understand, that I missed some posts. I do enjoy your site and sorry if I offended you in anyway, this is not "bingo" I just come on and read sometimes. again, sorry if you thought otherwise. Ms. Broeckx


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Friday, September 11, 2009
Time:
06:03:24 PM

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Bingo, Not playing games here. Your post made suggestions a single person and there company might be using a plan to drive prices down. you offered $10.00 PayPal to anyone who could find a post, in the last 4 years, where this persons prediction didn't come true. You mentioned no other person or company and used the persons name 5 times. Now you claim I have edited your post to reflect my own opinion. Well I just took out the part sling innuendoes. Not here buddy. Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
visiter_RB
Date:
Friday, September 11, 2009
Time:
05:30:21 PM

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as i sat here today and read through this board I kind of got lost, I dont post but every once in awhile I read.. I am confused "bingo" posted his thoughts about prices, and was not offensive, Matsiman was very upset at something, but not sure as to what, Keith said to post your real name so there was substance to his post. does everyone here use their real name? Please dont get upset with me for asking but would kind of like a pleasent explaination. May you all have a wonderful season with plenty of mushrooms, God Bless.


User_Name:
bcboy69
Date:
Friday, September 11, 2009
Time:
02:57:34 PM

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i looked at the weather network yesterday and it said rain for next week, looked at it again today and it said sunshine lol it changes everyday so i guess i wont go by what the weather network says anymore lol hopefully it will change again and say rain i hope?:)


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Friday, September 11, 2009
Time:
11:32:34 AM

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BC Boy,I don't know what weather forcast you're looking at,the one I'm looking at says dry,dry,dry!It's also going to be hot,hot,hot!Good luck


User_Name:
bcboy69
Date:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time:
08:45:08 PM

Messages

rain and more rain for nakusp next week hopefully will help withthe pines to grow and keep worms out cant wait to get out there!


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time:
08:21:33 PM

Messages

Wow, I saw a beautiful Chicken of the woods today. very seldom have I seen one this bright and beautiful :-) Woofer, where was you with your camera when i forgot mine...lol


User_Name:
Powell River Jack
Date:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time:
08:21:31 PM

Messages

Wow!! If you post here often, then you will get attacked sometime. I found that out a few years ago. Andy does a great job of Peace Keeping. I went for quad ride today to check my patches. They are logging the crap out of alot of them. I talked to a yarder operator and they are going to come short of my favourite patch for the last 20 years. The way they are building road here my patches will be wheelchair accessable in a few years. Just in time. I found a few chanties and no signs of pines. Came home and went for a brew with frends camping here on beach and right there on the beach were chick of the woods growing on a beach log. No BS!! Had lots of rain here in Powell R. the last week, so it should pick up shortly. Good luck everyone and thanks Andy for keeping a great forum for us.--Powell River Jack


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time:
05:22:17 PM

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Hey there folk ., Andy I do wish you would have spanked ' " "Bingo" a little harder , what in the hell is he talking about ,? Pickers are being screw six ways till Sunday , and this fellow has the gull to tell us that they are been treated fairly, what a con game .


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time:
01:20:41 PM

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Thanks for your clarification Bingo. Please feel free to give me a call at 250-720-8907 if you would like to discuss the market influences further with me. I am always willing to listen to another point of view about the industry we are all in and the various factors influencing the market forces. Have a nice day.


User_Name:
Bingo
Date:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time:
12:41:57 PM

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Keith, both you and carla use the phrase "in a race to the bottom" and you both use it in a different context. I was not refering to your use of the phrase. Matsiman altered my post and removed some facts to the point of changing the meaning.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time:
11:48:13 AM

Messages

Hi Brady :-)


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time:
11:24:15 AM

Messages

treeguy: my email is FirstNationsWildcrafters at shaw.ca We also have a website FirstNationsWildcrafters.com that has our contact information on it. Take care.


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time:
10:14:49 AM

Messages

Bingo: I would be more than willing to engage in a discussion about what you posted, particularly since you quoted one of my posts in your response. However, as a matter of professional courtesy, this discussion would only have substance if you were to post your real identity, such as I have, so that the people reading this discussion could have a correct context in evaluating your point of view.


User_Name:
mushroom trader
Date:
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Time:
09:11:12 PM

Messages

Hi Guys, so nice to see these rains in BC!!!! I am heading back to Vancouver island this weekend, and am doing some picking but need to fill a big order...If you want to pick please email me at backcountryconsults@me.com or post here..I will be leaving at 8:40am sunday from the Nanaimo departure bay terminal ( picking saturday in cowichan area) so can meet you. Will pay going rate plus $1.00 - I will provide quantities if you email me. Carla, hope you are well! Brady


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Time:
07:23:47 PM

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Bingo, we don't play that way here. Keep it up and I'll delete your entire post like you were never here. Later Matsiman


User_Name:
Bingo
Date:
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Time:
05:19:33 PM

Messages

Mushoom prices have always swung wildly but the last few years prices haven't been all bad. Fresh morels have been paying well, often around $10 dollars a pound. Chanterelle prices have been ok even if there are occasional weeks where they only pay a buck or two. Matsutake have even seen prices above $10 a pound pretty regularly. During this same time frame people get on here and post constantly about how prices are falling or "dropping like a rock" or "in a race for the bottom". It would seem to me that prices would have to rise as much as they fall.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Time:
12:59:43 PM

Messages

Yay! Woofer, I am glad to see yah back!


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Time:
12:59:04 PM

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Keith, I did find out that the price that day in WA was 1.25... You are right Keith, it is the race for the bottom again this year :-(


User_Name:
woofer
Date:
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Time:
12:23:09 PM

Messages

work does get in the way from time to time. me and shawn will head back up next weekend, i may run up to a area off of hwy 140. we also found some fresh whites by mp 13 on the way up the other day. i looked by clear creek, and we did find a lot of chanterelles, although they were small and starting to dry up, in a few eeeks it should get good, I still have the same email addy, but id have a different cel number, will yack at ya later


User_Name:
fun guy harvesting
Date:
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Time:
11:21:17 AM

Messages

Hahaha!!! Thats funny tofino picker....no one tells me where to buy.... oh and there is chantys in Port... lol... Im coming out there today so if u want some good $$$$$ then be @ the junction.... hope to see you there...lol


User_Name:
treeguy
Date:
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Time:
11:03:40 AM

Messages

hey keith !,would you be willing to shoot me an email n let me know what you buy,i pick salal n shrooms mostly but i will be moving over to the island in the next year or so and the wife and are are still indecisive on location.was there last weekend and cruised for salal,im excited by what i saw.always looking to broaden my horizons in the wildcrafting dept ...:)


User_Name:
BeyondHope
Date:
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Time:
11:01:11 AM

Messages

Ooops again on not mentioning my email addy. smokinsiggy@yahoo.ca. With response to Tom from Ontario, No! But then again he bullshits so much. LOL


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Time:
09:57:13 AM

Messages

White chantys are going for $2.50 in Nukusp right now,sounds like people are getting more for the white than the peach.Pines are starting,but they are still quite wormy,we need more rain and cooler temps.Hey Garf,how about sending some rain our way,with all the rain you're getting you should have a awesome year on the coast.Full buckets to all.


User_Name:
Myers
Date:
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Time:
08:27:31 AM

Messages

White Oak for sale. Available in Oregon and all is standing and green and can be cut whenever needed. You can give us a call at 503-956-5489 Thanks Matt


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Time:
06:09:28 AM

Messages

Hey Woofer, Thought you got lost!! Yep on the chanties and matsi down Westside. Rick and I found the same except we were near the bottom along Clearwater. It doesn't look like the matsi is started good or even poor!! I found 6 by the Elk tree in block 1. The other 120 patches had only 2 just starting to push. Rick will do the studies this week , I can't get away. Good hunting. Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Time:
05:56:14 AM

Messages

its raining good again and fairly cool out .... went for a wander on sunday and there were new boletes pushing through so something is starting .,,, i suspect two weeks and should be some ..... hey tinker hope you get rain soon .... probably going to be laid up for a few weeks maybe i can hike tho.... sure hoping so ger


User_Name:
jc
Date:
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Time:
01:56:54 AM

Messages

the lowest priced buyer who gets the most mushrooms from all the mexican crews and tweakers is at 1.50 in aberdeen. smaller buyers around 2 to 3. lots of chanties good pickers doing 60 pounds plus a day easy. woods are packed with people it will be a huge flush after the buttons grow so expect 1.50 to be the norm.


User_Name:
woofer
Date:
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Time:
06:38:27 PM

Messages

Hey guys whats up? I have been so busy with work, its been nuts out, finally got out to do some picking and got about a dozen matsi and about 10 pounds of chanterelles. ( mostly in the diamond lake area, Matsiman they should be up in the study area, did see several people picking, but not sure if they found any, all the ones me and shawn found were in patches that always produce, most are on the ridge tops and the pines are all really close to host trees ) we may go back again this next week to pick and maybe do a little fishing. will check back in more often, have been having a starnge couple years, but hopefully everything will mellow out in the next couple months


User_Name:
shades of 454
Date:
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Time:
02:47:44 PM

Messages

hello ppl, can anyone tell me the prices on pine mushrooms pls ty....in B.C


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Time:
01:09:31 PM

Messages

Check this out...maybe we can learn from monkeys: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090902122448.htm


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Time:
12:31:02 PM

Messages

sport and Carla: I just hate it to see that happen. I hadn't heard of the 2.00 price until your post sport but it wouldn't surprise me. I call it the "race to the bottom" when the market becomes driven by the idea that who can sell the most the cheapest wins. I think you are right Carla that if people are willing to travel that far to get 3 then the prices must be low where they are at. Maybe when they start selling into a higher price market the prices where they are at will go up but who knows. Sometimes I think people set prices low when they don't really want that many to start with. That happens with salal so I would think that would happen with chanterelles too.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Time:
11:05:04 AM

Messages

I haven't heard exactly what they are paying in Wa, but it must be bad because we were at 3 and I got calls from peeps in that region asking if they could pick for a few days and drive them to me in Oregon.... :-( Thx for the info Keith :-)


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Time:
10:50:26 AM

Messages

They are paying $2 in some parts of Vancouver Island....thats just a low punch for the pickers....come on people,,,,$3 is about bottom line...sport


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Time:
10:22:31 AM

Messages

Carla: I haven't heard anything about WA prices but up here the field prices are all over the board starting from the low end of $3.00 and up from there depending on the buyer's market and volumes. I don't know if this helps out with what you were wanting to know or not but I do know the prices in WA and Oregon affect the prices up here so I am assuming it goes both ways as for how the US and CA prices affect each other.


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Time:
10:19:24 AM

Messages

CD: It is good to hear you are working. Thanks for the update and I look forward to seeing you when you come through this way.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Time:
02:45:07 AM

Messages

I hear that the Washington buyers are getting away with paying next to nothing for Chanterelles, is that true?


User_Name:
tofino picker
Date:
Monday, September 07, 2009
Time:
10:45:03 PM

Messages

funny guys--whaz ur price u pay n when you be back--gotta get great dollars from my hero hey---


User_Name:
tofino picker
Date:
Monday, September 07, 2009
Time:
10:37:06 PM

Messages

funny guy u r 2 much---u come here to buy chanty cuz ther r none in port now--not 2 save us from butch---ur buyer sends u here---lol---be truthful u need to make ur money just like all other broker buyers do that is why u come here---lol---u r a funny guys---my hero hey


User_Name:
Sam in BBY.
Date:
Monday, September 07, 2009
Time:
09:48:24 PM

Messages

Hey Tom @ WildGourmet , thx. for posting this article, I found quite captivating the way the hunt is described ! J'approuve " les champignons c'est chic" lol any advice on using chicken of the woods ? recipe ? cheers full buckets everyone !


User_Name:
Funguy Harvesting
Date:
Monday, September 07, 2009
Time:
09:40:33 PM

Messages

I thought it was pretty funny, I have been back and forth from Tofino and I have been saving your guys asses from Butch..... I am trying to take care of everyone but you must remember I cant be in 2 places @ once...... i have pickers in port alberni too!!!! And with the rain and wind we just had its in everyones best interest not to pick or buy..... The winds in tofino were pretty killer over the weekend... But I guess you cant please everyone..... We are officially open @ the shop in Port on 14th ave.


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Monday, September 07, 2009
Time:
09:14:27 PM

Messages

Beyond Hope, we might be able to email you if we only.................HAD YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!!! Is this Tom from Ontario? Might know him...Sport


User_Name:
Ziplock
Date:
Monday, September 07, 2009
Time:
06:10:30 PM

Messages

A line from the vogue story."But Japanís declining economy and the emergence of suppliers like Russia and Korea drove the price down from a height of $400 per pound to around $40" People will read this and think we are getting paid this price!It sure would be NICE if we were!Maybe he gets that price seeing that he is selling directly to the restaurants.


User_Name:
BeyondHope
Date:
Monday, September 07, 2009
Time:
01:01:20 PM

Messages

Looking to contact Ron the shroom buyer from old town Hazelton for a mutual buddy Tom Moore. If anyone could send a email to me towards this request, it would be greatly appreciated.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Monday, September 07, 2009
Time:
12:36:28 PM

Messages

Thx Tom, That was great, mushroom pickers make Vogue finally...lol


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Monday, September 07, 2009
Time:
12:24:34 PM

Messages

Hi Kieth, been working around Bamfield lately...not much for chanterelles, but heaps of chicken of the woods...any market for those at all? At any rate, I'll be dropping by soon. Hope all is well. CD


User_Name:
SASQUATCH
Date:
Monday, September 07, 2009
Time:
10:14:11 AM

Messages

saskchanty@gmail.com hope to chat soon


User_Name:
Tom @ WildGourmet
Date:
Monday, September 07, 2009
Time:
01:36:31 AM

Messages

http://www.style.com/vogue/feature/2009/07/the-mushroom-forager/ As my French friend who sent me this link said "les champignons sont chic!".


User_Name:
Sam in BBY
Date:
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Time:
10:47:10 PM

Messages

Evening all !! out this morning for a couple of hrs. chanterelles are just starting to feel this moisture .... it does remind me of 2004 I'll have to go and look at some patches of white chanties soooon ! here's what I came across today http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z96/samder007/DSCN3584.jpg http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z96/samder007/DSCN3580.jpg they grow back every years , same logs , good indicators .... full buckets everyone !!


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Time:
07:45:41 PM

Messages

thx matsiman, I knew we got a bunch but jeez, a new record!


User_Name:
enjoymushrooms
Date:
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Time:
05:39:30 PM

Messages

lobsters and chantrelles available, will ship anywhere in Canada. enjoymushrooms@gmail.com


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Time:
01:04:45 PM

Messages

The rain dance seemed to work out finally, we got a pretty good soaking :-)


User_Name:
bcboy69
Date:
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Time:
12:31:59 PM

Messages

nakusp is getting rain finally and we did pick there in 2004 when it was a bumper crop does seemlike the same conditions as 2004 gonna check it out soon!


User_Name:
Uncle Harry
Date:
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Time:
08:20:16 AM

Messages

Hey bud, will be offline in about 10 hours for a few days but you can still reach me on my skype# -- check your voice mail.


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Time:
05:24:51 AM

Messages

Statement as of 1:37 am PDT on September 06, 2009 a record rainfall of 0.58 inch(es) was set at North Bend OR yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.37 set in 1984. Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Time:
07:52:56 PM

Messages

Thx Keith. Good to see yah ;-)


User_Name:
Keith Hunter
Date:
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Time:
02:07:33 PM

Messages

We are finally getting some rain here in the Alberni Valley. I was really beginning to wonder if we were going to get any rain or not. This forest was so dry this year. Maybe we can get enough to do some good. Anyway, I hope all of you are doing well and have a good and safe year. Carla it is good to see you are around again this year.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Time:
01:35:19 PM

Messages

No pines in Nukusp,just a few chantys and lobsters.Not enough to make anything.It's just way to dry.I'm glad you guys are finally getting some rain, Garf.Full buckets


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Time:
09:10:43 AM

Messages

rain ,rain and more rain.... its cloudy ,and raining and tomorrow hopefully more of the same ..... two more days of this and we should get some unless the mycelium got completely dried out...... not sure exactly how that works .... not sure anyone else is either.... anyhow if this keeps up i will definitely start checking in the next three weeks.... gl all ger


User_Name:
Shades of 45
Date:
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Time:
09:09:55 AM

Messages

hey anybody find any pine around the hazeltons


User_Name:
Alpacito
Date:
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Time:
08:00:42 AM

Messages

Spent a bit time in the cwazy world of Pines, always get a bit excited at this time of year even though its been a few years since I went thru the zoo @ the Junction...nothing showing in Terrace, anybody heard prices, everybody waiting?


User_Name:
tofino picker
Date:
Friday, September 04, 2009
Time:
09:33:19 PM

Messages

hey funny guy---hows come you closed buying---u say u r paying great $$$ to save us pickers from butch and the suits---made my hopes all up and u close your doors after saying you was open for great $$$ for us hard working pickers---lol---funny guys is a good name hey---lol


User_Name:
my_pucket_is_emty
Date:
Friday, September 04, 2009
Time:
09:21:04 AM

Messages

Can any1 tell me where i can full it up with buttoms this year its been so dry this year we have 2 water your patch this year if we 1another we can pick lol


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Friday, September 04, 2009
Time:
02:31:49 AM

Messages

Still dry and praying to the rain gods here on the Oregon coast....


User_Name:
Sam in BBY
Date:
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Time:
09:09:43 PM

Messages

Evening all !! haven't post here for a while but always take time to read all the posts. finally got something to report on chanties ... early patches are showin , picked a couple of lbs. last Saturday :) covered lotsa buttons ! hope we get the rain they are calling for this week . I'm going crazy looking at the weather forecast twice a day praying for RAIN !! cheers full buckets everyone !!


User_Name:
Tofino Picker
Date:
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Time:
07:48:47 PM

Messages

funguy thank the mushroom gods that you save us fom the evil butch adn the suits---lol---maybes you can take care of the black helocopters next ---lol---when are yous coming back and set up withe butch again so i can get some of them great $$$


User_Name:
Powell River Jack
Date:
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Time:
03:37:20 PM

Messages

Still too dry here in Powell. I did find Hen of the woods last week though. Was up quite high and ground much damper. Rain happening now, so not much longer for chants here.


User_Name:
funguy
Date:
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Time:
01:55:53 PM

Messages

Hahahaha!!!!! Ya know kidding. Like I siad if nothing else the pickers finally got a good price out of him..... Ya he's scared...lol :) But thats a good thing I work very hard to make sure that the suits in this business understand that sitting behind a desk isn't hard work, walking miles through the wild west coast bush is..... I still couldn't believe that he called the cops on me and they told him to stop being a whinner....


User_Name:
tofino picker
Date:
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Time:
01:25:38 PM

Messages

is what yous did to butch being fun guys---lol


User_Name:
funguy
Date:
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Time:
10:32:42 AM

Messages

Hey guys and gals its that time of year again! Fun Guy Harvesting is opening the doors. We are paying Great $$$$ for chantys... Call Tabitha @ 250-724-4179 or 250-720-9467.....


User_Name:
treeguy
Date:
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Time:
09:49:13 AM

Messages

rain here in the lower mainland,hope it helps


User_Name:
mushroom trader
Date:
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Time:
10:51:49 PM

Messages

I am on van.island and can pick up mushrooms in cowichan/and or Nanaimo area on saturday night. Will pay $3.50 lb $4.00 if perfectly clean/crisp and fresh. 604 902 0008 please call me asap.


User_Name:
Ghost_of_Marin
Date:
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Time:
07:16:44 PM

Messages

Heard FSA had chants for $3/lb this week....


User_Name:
ohlivi
Date:
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Time:
02:17:49 PM

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Hi, Does anyone need any help in there buy station at Cresent jnc. this year.Twelve years harvesting. Would like to harvest part-time and work for a buyer also. Can grade or I can drive also. Perfect driving record. E-mail ohlivi333@yahoo.com Frank


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Carla
Date:
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Time:
12:41:15 PM

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No rain today here on the Oregon coast...Gonna have to rain dance....


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comox valley chef
Date:
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Time:
03:15:36 AM

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sasquach,,can you leave me an email address,,i have a contact for you ,,you guys will have to work out the details ,,like i said im not into makeing anything from this ,,hope it works though have a great day get back to me i will mail the addy,,,cvc


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BC_Treetopper
Date:
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Time:
09:12:30 PM

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Well another fall is almost here, bush is so damn dry its crazy. Trout Lk. is at extreme fire hazard still i think, Revelstoke and Nakusp are almost as bad. Need some rain and cool temps before i go looking anywhere I think. Ill keep checking in here so keep us all informed of these areas please. THX


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Ziplock
Date:
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Time:
06:30:48 PM

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People.If your asking what is the price, say what species your enquiring about.


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bcboy69
Date:
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Time:
02:54:21 PM

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should be some good morel picking next spring in westbank where the terrace mtn fire was right in my brothers backyard almost. are any buyers planning on setting up here next spring?


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willy nelson
Date:
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Time:
02:24:29 PM

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on the road again wats the price up north


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Carla
Date:
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Time:
01:46:36 PM

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Lots of coastal huckleberries here, anyone interested in bulk orders feel free to email me at dicksstation@msn.com


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Time:
01:41:07 PM

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Thx Mattie :-)


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Boratsutake
Date:
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Time:
11:22:49 AM

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Anybody know the price in Terrace area?


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mushroom trader
Date:
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Time:
10:57:23 AM

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Hi guys, need some chanties for this sunday, will pick up on island. need 100lbs if possible. please let me know backcountryconsults@me.com thanks will pay going rate .


User_Name:
rover
Date:
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Time:
08:14:59 AM

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Thanks for the report rj.I do this for the lifestyle not money just want to pick some and have a holiday.Thanks for letting people know whats going on.Hope you have a good season.


User_Name:
Boratsutake
Date:
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Time:
08:11:24 AM

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I think you saved me some $$$ Rj, I owe you one...cheers


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