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User_Name:
garf
Date:
Friday, October 01, 2010
Time:
06:20:53 AM

Messages

one thing i have learned in my over 30 yrs of picking .... never put too much credence into what people say about mushrooms unless you are there in person and can see for yourself exactly what is going on.... rumours have always been a part of it.... i don't let them get me down as i ALWAYS FIND MARKETS ... i have numerous connections that i will share with absolutely noone unless they are picking with me... i know that seems terrible but i will not ruin my established markets by letting some DIRTY picker and someone who collects dirt instead of mushrooms even meet my buyers .... just a warning to anyone doing this.... as in any business trust is the issue and good product .... it also makes me laugh when a seller says they have to mark down because of the practices of their local market buyers ... ei buying stations... now theres true trust .... lets have another beer outta that beer fund .... lol


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
10:14:06 PM

Messages

take a long hike. You have no clue about my marketing, you stoned or something? c


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
10:12:31 PM

Messages

what the hell are you talking about?


User_Name:
otp
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
09:06:48 PM

Messages

that is too bad to hear cougarman. I am thankful I didn't wait for you to post how much you were going to be paying pickers based upon your market projections you have been posting. It sounds to me that while you were buyer bashing someone was busy marketing mushrooms :>)


User_Name:
LOL
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
09:03:36 PM

Messages

Courtenay b.c today #1 pines at 2.00 lb chanterells at 2.50 for premium spotless buttons,,, anyone who pics at these prices and sells to buyers needs to pull there head out of there Ass ,,and make more room for the big guys to scew you even better cause you deserve to get screwed real hard at these prices ,,,,,rumor has it pines are at 49 dollars a pound in terace up from 3.00 a pound anyone confirm this?


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
08:20:43 PM

Messages

Hey, Ive missed out on say $700.00 this year so far. People selling too low to some of my clients. I don't respond when I am told the price. These are clients that can and will pay $20.00lb for prime Island Chantys, then I drop to $12.00. However when someone sells for $9.00 before I am ready, and the patch is ready then I don't come off my price. My best year was 1996 when I fetched $69.00lb for pines for both #1 and #2, I had a total of 18lb. 96' I found a patch of amazing yellow chantys that I harested for about a week ending Dec 10th! If you cultivate your own clients you can off load mushrooms. Those chantys, which totoalled over 400lb I sold off at $4.00. The entire landscape has since been 'nuked' clearcut. I just really dig it when I have to sit down and fiqure out how the hell am I going to pick all these fantastic mushrooms........... a yellow carpet. Honestly, I have never seen such a great flush since, except the Cash Cow, which was clearcut 2 years ago. So my piking season ends when the mushrooms do........ ya have ta line up your clients. C


User_Name:
Yukon Picker
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
07:29:00 PM

Messages

Lots of talk, talk, talk... what can/ought we do to turn this industry around? Pickers -stay the ___ out of the bush! We are...


User_Name:
Patch Picker
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
07:24:39 PM

Messages

Hello everybody...I just returned from Frenchies Mushroom depot. I ran into a couple of log brokers from Japan who were looking to buy a couple pounds of fresh pines to eat. One of them spoke english quite fluently and asked me what the price was at when I told him $1/lb he asked me again. I asked him what it was in Japan and he said it is $100/lb, so all you pickers should stop picking until the prices go up. Otherwise we are just going to continue to work our asses off for pennies!


User_Name:
chattykat70
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
06:52:41 PM

Messages

I had a dream that I won the Lotto Max and it was 15 millions. Then I went to the zoo and bought everyone's mushrooms at $25 a lbs and then took those mushroom and put them all in a pile and we all stood around it and drank beer and watched it burn ! Thinking that all those buyers who make the money off of the pickers watching their profit in flames.


User_Name:
fsd dan
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
06:23:25 PM

Messages

Has anybody herd the price of pines in the nass lately


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
06:02:47 PM

Messages

Hey there fellows., apparently the trolls got out, anyways , check this out , ewo days ago 2 of my farm workers picked a truck load of shitake from my farm , this was about 2 in the afternoon, latter in the afternoon, we had maybe another half truck filled, I may not be getting any wild mushrooms , but I'm getting shitakes, Link http://picasaweb.google.com/mondragonleo/ShiitakeHarvest?feat=directlink


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
04:07:43 PM

Messages

Hearya hide & seek. any honest job is honorable and provides. stay safe!


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
03:01:32 PM

Messages

Hide and Seek has it right. I loved it too. Its just not the same if you are a single parent (such as I am) Picking gets in your blood. I still go out when i can and enjoy the outdoors. I just don't pick the mushrooms. In all of this griping... the plain .. simple fact is the picker cannot make it anymore. quality is down because the picker that knows just won't do it for Pennies to the pound. Just one mans opinion. Take it as you will. To those still out there, Good luck and stay safe.


User_Name:
Shroomertom
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
02:07:57 PM

Messages

ITK: Dshroom ran a multinational business for 13 years, so I think she knows what she's talkin' about. The only place you see 1000% markups is at defense contractors--$12,000 toilet seats, $600 hammers. This mushroom business is bloated with too many middle men and the only place they ever seem to cut corners is on the picker end. ONE BIG WAY TO REDUCE RISK: Change the way buyers are compensated so they don't buy crap. Then product will hold up better and customers will like it better. I just saw two buyers on the Oregon Central Coast gaff down nearly a hundred pound dump of sand pines mixed (mostly) with filthy (black dirt), clear-worm-infested pines from up the hill. (The sellers--whose performance of riding 5 to an ATV on sand dunes should qualify them for a lucha libre match--have their buyer up the hill getting this crap for $2/lb.) Why was this junk brought? Because the buyers were desperate for commissions. And the buyers' company responded by dropping the picker price $3/lb. down to $3/lb.


User_Name:
Mysteryshroomer
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
01:43:55 PM

Messages

See the item on matsi: http://members.tripod.com/tgmy


User_Name:
DShroom
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
01:37:38 PM

Messages

Dear ITK: You are missing the point. I have. I usually put in 20 hours a day in one form or other....it's the cost of freedom......


User_Name:
bigfoot
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
01:04:42 PM

Messages

jest talked to don the ripe off buyer he said there paying 2 dollers to day you go across the road and get 4 from boomers don said boomerpaying 7 to sum he says they don,t like boomer in van, there talking he says he not going to have a job soon ,don needs to keep his face shut hes a rip off to


User_Name:
hide and seek
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
10:40:07 AM

Messages

complaining is a waist of time, i like to pick because the woods keep me sane, ive been talking to small asian stores and there happy to give a decent price ,this is work with benefits, a work out ,clean air, sanity, i have found doing anything just for the money has always led to unhappyness. a better pay just takes some creative action!!!!! best to all ,focus on the positive and watch it increase :)


User_Name:
Madman
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
09:50:13 AM

Messages

Down in VancouverSeptember 29th....small grocery store on Cambie Street......PINES #1 buttons.....slightly wormy upon squeezing..... $34.99/lb....... Downtown Tokyo.....elegant restaurant....PINES #1 buttons.....$175.00 each mushroom.....approx. $1000.00/lb OK the first half is fact...the second half is reality! Stop selling at rock bottom prices....STOP IT! the market will never come back if everyone drives it into the ground for pennies!


User_Name:
bigfoot
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
09:46:06 AM

Messages

walked ALL day for 35 dollers i stoped at 3 spots each stop there were 3 are more cars one day there be no cars jest shoping carts when pines are 20 cents a pound the town bums will be out getting them


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
08:43:55 AM

Messages

Sigh... What a sad existance the Mushroom picker has come to. I really feel for all the pickers still out there doing there thing. As long as people will sell at these prices the buyers will pay these prices. Thats the way it goes. Risk is a matter of who is taking them. For me it was put my last $20 in the tank and hope I break evan, Or use that $20 to buy some lunch stuff for my son for school. My son eating his lunch at school is way more rewarding. To all the pickers out there , Be safe and good luck.


User_Name:
12530
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
07:51:48 AM

Messages

Risk? Bullshit. Maybe the market prices are lower this year,maybe not. Has the risk all of a sudden took a sudden 33% jump? How the h did the company's make a profit when they paid 15 or higher? Sure the market prices are lower then in the past, but if you look at the correlation between market prices and depot prices it doesn't add up. As for expenses has anyone looked at the prices for fuel, repairs etc.....


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time:
04:31:58 AM

Messages

hey there Scruff ,,, went out for a little wander after work and found chants ,,, no sign of anything else ,, oh just a few boletes starting to show and aminitas are almost done .... such a fine looking mushroom.... gotta love someone who says not to insult the fine members then goes on to say why none are ceos ... and then calls them legless whining whatevers.... i prefer not to put too much credence in what a person like this says as there is always double talk and inuendos ... sorta like a politician.... just because he works 18 hrs a day for a small profit he thinks we all got to be idiots and do the same... and by the way Samlu if you are exporting to japan for 15 then you trully are an idiot too .....


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
11:13:15 PM

Messages

itk if you put in 18 hrs a day who did you say is missing the point ????? as for the joes or whoever reading this ,,, who gives a flying whatever ... never sell to them anyhow ... they are like a thing of the past .... dinosaurs .... old deadwood ... how many mushrooms they getting from the lower mainland .... lol ask them....


User_Name:
jjjj
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
09:44:44 PM

Messages

Well said ITK


User_Name:
mushroomdave
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
08:43:16 PM

Messages

shelly in pr is paying $2.75 for chants $6.00 for pine


User_Name:
itk
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
06:57:28 PM

Messages

Dshroom youre still missing the point, its about what it actually takes to bring the product to a global market, the associated costs and the financial risk. Picking risk<reward. Buying risk>reward. But if you think you can you better stop surfing the net and get to work. I run a small business and put in about 18 hr a day for a modest profit. Id be better off having a day job but i hate authority.


User_Name:
samlu
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
06:56:15 PM

Messages

itk, sorry i shouldnt read while driving, forget the last post... my bad.. i agree 100% so if a buyer tells you to get a real job then somethings a miss...


User_Name:
samlu
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
06:50:56 PM

Messages

couple of typical responses and a couple good ones... you really have no idea what you re talking about... you might think you do, but all you can do is loose your temper... good luck tik


User_Name:
DShroom
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
06:20:33 PM

Messages

OK, itk. I can do it. I KNOW ALL THE PROBLEMS with business, and I can tell you there is FAR TOO MUCH DEAD WOOD AND EXTRA HANDS IN THE PIE WITH THESE BIG COMPANIES. Bye bye monoliths; hello lean and hearty entrepreneurs who built whole nations!


User_Name:
itk
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
06:14:57 PM

Messages

Samlu you nailed it. Not to insult the members of this fine board, but its obvious why none of you are cfos of fortune 500 companies. Do any of you recognise that your only financial risk is a tank of gas? Your not paying a buyer thats probably skimming off the top, shipping...multiple times, packaging, handling, paying warehouse rent, electricity for the reffer,product spoilage, business liscensure TAXES. Need i go on? So get a grip, keep picking because you like the lifestyle or STFU. Until you are opperating as a legitamate business and are taking the associated risks you are all legless whinning bitches.


User_Name:
Scruff
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
05:29:36 PM

Messages

Now you guys are talking. Accept it and move on and be in a position of power. The buyers read this board and the more you bitch the lower they push the price. Once the board quits bitching and moves on, a new market will emerge. Garf, you never met me but you probably know people who know me. Saw lots of 2 3 4 & 5 in Izumia Richmond. $14 for 2 big #3. Have you found anything yet


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
02:44:02 PM

Messages

Samlou is right. Time to walk away and get a real Job. I did. You all can do it too. I had fun Picking and I do miss it, however its no longer feasable to make ends meet. Just a little background on me... I am a disabled person, In 1996 I was run over by a train and lost my right arm completely broke my back and all but two fingers on my left hand. After the bottom feel out of the mushy market I went back to school. Today I go to my Office and sit at my desk and type on my keyboard and get good wages doing it. If I can do this.... Yoou all can. Sanlou is right. Walk away and get a real Job. To those still Picking. I feel for you and be safe out there.


User_Name:
charko
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
12:59:18 PM

Messages

Samlu Nicely said. And about time to.Keep it up!


User_Name:
zumiez
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
08:05:19 AM

Messages

anyone know what shelly is paying for chants and pines in powell river?


User_Name:
samlu
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
08:04:44 AM

Messages

im sorry guys but you just dont get it. when buyers shut down that means there is too much on the market and no money to be made. this low price does not result in big exporters making huge profits.. i used to pick for ten years, then bought for companies, now export directly. I always thought the joes made a killing and was on the hater bandwagon. im selling for under 15 now to japan for number one. oooo you might think 15 is a high number now right and you re still whinning? transport, regrading, weight loss, 15% worms by the time we see em basket cost, styro, gel, shipping, HST.. stupid buyers extra shipping and BS costs like beer funds and 100 batteries for the scale he spills beer on. and losing orders all the time because of lack of demand,a shitty economy, too many usa and chinese mushrooms.. its not all peaches and creams so go get a real job and quite yer belly achin or go pick channies for a buck in the states. i used to cruise through this forum years ago but now all I ever see is a bunch of whiners who have no idea whats really going on.. If it werent for assholes like me and joe then you'd be workin at chevron so youre welcome.


User_Name:
Rainbow Warrior
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
07:28:06 AM

Messages

WOW are people ever thick headed!! Rocket science it is NOT. I Don;t know why some people will take the time and effort to hike the mountians and pick yet be too lazy to go find an alternate market and get a fair price for thier cache of shroomies. The real work is finding them and picking them. I love the take some prep H with u comment LMAO. I know my friends don't mind seeing low prices cause they all know I will GIVE them away before I EVER sell myself short. Maybe I better start fire wooding it instead, There is so much firewood here where I am that I coulkd be cutting up trees for years hehe ............... Full buckets to all and good luck :)


User_Name:
zumiez
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
07:09:56 AM

Messages

anyone know what shelly is paying for chants and pines in powell river?


User_Name:
Vanna
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
06:18:08 AM

Messages

Has anybody heard if Nakusp has any shrooms popping? Happy pickin to all..


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time:
05:55:25 AM

Messages

this subject has been beat to death ... up to the individual pickers to figure it out... surely it isn't rocket science..... all i can say is i make decent money when i pick ,,, because it isn't rocket science and i'm not really all that intelligent... key words being FIGURE IT OUT ... until then i could use a hand WOODWHACKING


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Time:
09:09:26 AM

Messages

The fifteen a pound you get at the start of the season is just bait to get the pickers out there.Joe Salvo once told me that all us pickers are a bunch of whiners,always wanting more money.They couldn't care less about us.I agree Cellar,it will be all over in the near future.I was lucky to have the good years.I will always have great memories of hiking the mountains around Kitwanga,Van Dyke,and surrounding areas.I met lots of great people,and had lots of good times!It took me awhile,but I am sooo over it now.All I can say is I truly feel sorry for the people that are desperate enough to pick for next to nothing.This is the last time I will post on this subject.It's all been said several times before.


User_Name:
Yukon Picker
Date:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Time:
09:06:02 AM

Messages

Hi All: Is there any activity at the cranberry junction? Prices in kitwanga? We've had snow up here since last friday - don't know that we'll be using hwy till folks get their "winter legs" - too risky.


User_Name:
starving
Date:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Time:
09:03:28 AM

Messages

well guys i think the prices are low because the cascades in oregon are popin good and theres mushroom camps full of aisins that will pick for next to nothing, as long as they are making some money. the way i see it the big guys dont care where there getting there mushrooms everbody in canada could quit picking would not matter as long as pleny of mushrooms are coming from somewhere else. we need some more mushroom stomp vidios on utube so the people in japan can see the truth about the price fixing thats going on in this business thats my two cents worth hope it gets better soon. thanks for keeping this board going andy


User_Name:
ButtonPicker
Date:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Time:
07:49:07 AM

Messages

The only way to screw the joes is do what chung does...he screws people by GIVING mushrooms to other peoples customers so they lose their market...why can`t we do the same. I know some people really need and depend on the little bit of money they do get, but if you don`t really need the money then GIVE your mushrooms to restaraunts and screw the big guy. I won`t sell for 3 so i have a lot of happy friends, family and anyone who wants them. Remember...flood his customers with free mushrooms and F%$K the joes


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Time:
07:25:16 AM

Messages

Scruff do i know you or should i??? lol and as for aminitas they are there already ...have been for awhile .... lack of russulas concerns me ...and very few boletes.... chantrelle patches are thin.... wish i could say the same for me.... now hand me that fork.... until then i will be Woodwhacking ... as for you tony hito you get no mushies from me .... joe chung same for you too ...and as for the girls in Britannia forget about itttttttttttt lol


User_Name:
cellar
Date:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Time:
06:03:45 AM

Messages

x#lbs, you sound like a buyer who ships on fridays..... those of us that pick just can't stop, come on give me a break.... I've hiked steep terrain all day with my knees killing me, covered in sweat, risking life and vehicle for $50 on numerous occassions in the past. When this is considered a good day and what you clear when you pick 20lbs of buttons, you soon discover that picking for 6weeks is anything but fun. The whole point comes down to getting ass raped by the Joe's, getting 5% of your products worth. X#lbs make sure you carry a large tube of Prep H this season, your goona need it.


User_Name:
cellar
Date:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Time:
05:51:50 AM

Messages

that's right on the money Tinker, it is dead. I have a couple acres that pines pop on and people actually still come on my property and steal them at $3lb. When they get below $15lb I give them to my friends kids, that's child labour pay. When they get to where they are now I pick them and throw them away rather than have thievin pickers take them to Joe. They come right up under my living room window to steal them at that kinda money so there is no hope, many of these people are driving 20k vehicles on top of it all. Overall though there are no pickers left in Terrace compared to ten years ago, nor buyers, the whole thing will be over in another 5/10 years as even the buyers will soon be making squat.


User_Name:
scpicker
Date:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Time:
04:15:29 AM

Messages

For $3 a lb why bother saving them? Just leave them in the bush or sell to a private buyer. Don't let the Joe's win!


User_Name:
X#lbs
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Time:
10:42:58 PM

Messages

All the pickers know they just cant or wont stay home....we will all go out and check the patches out...we love to pick and as for the price - it isnt an active boycott, but this is the idea; that we can still pick and hold mushrooms for 3 days to a week and still have them "fresh" we will just be "banking" them. I am picking and will hold my picks until Friday Everyone that picks will have to do this or it just wont get anywhere


User_Name:
Scruff
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Time:
09:50:45 PM

Messages

Garf, The mushrooms have been telling you the forecast for 2 weeks now. Summer like weather on the way so we will stay in the ground instead of getting baked in the dry hot sun before we make it to #2 stage. Keep your eyes open for the next forecast from the boletes rusulas and aminitas. Looks like I will be berry picking this weekend. This is not a repeat of last year that is for sure. As for the price. It is time for the acceptance stage everyone. Let go and you will be much happier and you just never know how things will work out down the road. Once you all reach the acceptance stage, the buyers will go into the panick cycle and the power may swing your way.They will never panick unless you accept. Accept it! Accept it now! Good night and well drilled out buckets to you all.


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Time:
09:22:50 PM

Messages

if people get $3 a lb for 1s there isn't much room below that for the lower grades... so i gotta ask in reality how many days do average people go out and get over 30 lbs of buttons... so haul ass hiking all day and make what for whom??? its been said time and time again and kinda sad that people even bother for that ..... until people can begin to phathom the fact that if they get no mushrooms they make no money either at least from their sweat this debacle will continue.... come on people outhink them,,, thats the only way.... gl full buckets and until then i WILL be woodwhacking... ger


User_Name:
ts
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Time:
07:12:43 PM

Messages

Hi Picker, Re: island buyers..............I might be able to buy small quantities (50-100 lbs./week depending on what I pick). I'll be in Cowichan area Wed.-Fri. this week. I'll obviously pay better than the big guys. Give me a call 250-884-3015. Cheers.


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Time:
02:20:04 PM

Messages

Sheesh... Why are people still selling to the Vultures? Sigh.... This year proves that the Bottom has been reached in Mushroom Industry. I hope only the best to those who have been hurt be this. I had to quit picking, go to school and get a real job. I miss it but still get out on a hike when I can. Those of you still picking, Be safe out there. I feel for you.


User_Name:
Shroomertom
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Time:
02:16:31 PM

Messages

On stepping on m*shrooms... In Oct. 1997 the Matsi buyers said they didn't want 3s, 4s and 5s...so I started stepping on these. I stepped on thousands. Then they said they wanted them--at a much lower price of something like $1/.50/.25 vs. $4/$4 for 1s and 2s. Someone said to me: darn it, I found a load but it looks like a herd of elk stepped on them! I do the same thing with fungused/damaged chanterelles--if you leave them intact some wanker will buy them. And then the price will have to go down "because of poor quality". Ditto for bad lobsters. Over the years I've noticed some buyers will take bad stuff from their "buds" and leave the rest of us to foot the bill.


User_Name:
D Shroom
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Time:
12:47:50 PM

Messages

Three bucks? People on the Oregon Coast would be happy to get that much! Point me to the three bucks, SERIOUSLY. They are paying a beggar's mite more than A SINGLE BUCK here! And people are mad because they want to pick for $1.50 and when they came in it was down. One buyer had been as low as 75 cents. I don't know of ANYONE who could not make that profitable, even if they ate them at that price. We have a lot of people out with signs saying "Need food" now. A little bit of dry soup mix, some split peas, lentils or beans, and some dried mushrooms keep the wolf off your belly if not from you door (LOL). Inexpensive Christmas gifts anyone?


User_Name:
realist?
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Time:
11:58:12 AM

Messages

sounds more like racist


User_Name:
picker
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Time:
11:31:58 AM

Messages

anyone buying on the island?


User_Name:
realist
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Time:
10:32:45 AM

Messages

I cant even fathom that there are squatters all over the pacific N.W who would be better off with a paper route.I have picked grannys for 20 + years just a few minutes from home.It is this pathetisism (trapped squatters) that the Japs are chuckling about right now.You trapped I no pay you lot money!


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Time:
02:06:29 AM

Messages

which days Scruff??? are you more reliable than Wayne Cox??? i can use the heat so i can uncover my firewood and let it weather ... i don't like having to cover it as its only more WORKKKKKK.....mushrooms ,,, what mushrooms???? until i hear different and i do hear i'll be in the woodpile whacking


User_Name:
Bandit
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Time:
01:27:17 AM

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September 26th, 2010Emergency Notices BELLA COOLA FLOOD & ROAD CLOSURE INFO UPDATE Major Flood Event Isolates Bella Coola An extreme rainfall event that began Friday has caused major damage to highways and infrastructure in the Bella Coola Valley area. Transportation between the central coast community and the interior of the province is expected to be out of cut off for several weeks or even months. Hwy 20 between the Bella Coola region and Anahim Lake is disrupted in 4 separate locations while the Bella Coola Valley itself has experienced as many as 10 significant highway closures. In addition, a dike upstream of the Bella Coola Airport has failed and flowing water has caused the runway to be closed for the near future. Currently, marine craft and helicopters are the only means of transportation into and out of the region. The Central Coast Regional District has opened its Emergency Operations Centre in the downtown Bella Coola administration office and is currently available for information from 8am to 8pm daily. The public information number is (250) 982-0062 Evacuation orders are in effect for most of the Bella Coola Valley where residents are in imminent danger of flooding. Many people have already evacuated and many more are isolated but in no immediate danger. To date there have been no reports of injuries and no total loss of structures although damage is extensive. The flood has broken the previous record dating back to 1968 when all the bridges in the valley were destroyed. Well maintained highway infrastructure is credited for preventing even more damage as seasonal ditching had recently been performed. The weather forecast is for more rain Sunday night and through Monday so emergency crews are concentrating on rescuing persons in peril and protecting infrastructure from further damage while planning ahead for the community's needs. -more- Residents are advised to remain in safe areas until water levels recede on Tuesday and plans are finalized for rescuing stranded locals and travellers. The storm has also caused water to be disrupted to the Hagensborg Water District customers. Approximately 400 residents are affected. Snootli Fish Hatchery has made fresh drinking water available for anyone requiring it. Updated information can be obtained from the Central Coast Regional District website at http://www.ccrd-bc.ca under public notices. Media contact: Stephen Waugh, Emergency Program Coordinator Emergency Operations Centre (250) 982-0062 swaugh@suntree.ca


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Time:
01:20:47 AM

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Damn, what a long, strange road it's been! Happy trails to you!


User_Name:
scpicker
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Time:
12:27:11 AM

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My buyer won't even open if the price is $3. All that rain sure brought up some nice chanties yesterday. I picked 10 lbs in 2 hours of the nicest mushrooms ever!


User_Name:
Bandit
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
11:59:43 PM

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Tinkers right guys. Its over. Some of us are fortunate to remember of the legend of profiting from picking mushrooms first hand, but a legend is all it is now. I realized it when I saw the desperation in the eyes of so many, 5 years ago. The industry is being squeezed for the last drops of its nectar before it turns into nothing but a reminant of it's former glory.


User_Name:
Boletus Joe
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
11:42:48 PM

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Just an observation about all the flooding on Van. Island and on the central coast of B. C. As with the loss of picking areas due to logging, so to, the loss of property and infrastructure. Cut the trees and the ground will not hold the water. Sad very sad. The very thing that built this part of the world is instrumental in it's destruction. Interesting to note that there are now "Carbon credits" being sold/bought in the congo and Africa etc., to help preserve large tracts of rain-forest. The question begs, when will our governments get on board and do the same thing here. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66F2IO20100716


User_Name:
Krystal
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
10:29:12 PM

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We just picked porchini mushrooms on Sunday Sept. 26, 2010. I am going to dry them so that it is easier to store and ship them. If you are interested in purchasing them please contact me a krystalelzner@yahoo.com


User_Name:
Scruff
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
07:55:40 PM

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I have just been told that the Japanese harvest is late this year. Ground temperature too warm caused by extreme summer heat. I think the same thing is going on here. Speaking of summer, it is going to be a hot one on Thursday and Friday Garf.


User_Name:
Grant
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
07:53:37 PM

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opt, i missed the part of ur post that mentioned anything about buying or selling.cougarman has posted for years with helpful info to pickers.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
07:38:59 PM

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The definition of insanity is: "when you do the same thing over and over, and expect a different outcome"To people like Cellar,Hepkat,Garf,and a few others,my hat is off to you.You guys have the integrity it would take to turn the industry around!Unfortunately, guys like you are few and far between.There are those that will continue to sell for next to nothing,these people don't care about anyone except themselves,and one has to wonder if they even care about themselves.If they did they wouldn't sell themselves short.It has finally sunk into my head, (it took awhile) because of those that are willing to pick for next to nothing,the pine industry is dead.I can honestly say that I was not a part of the demise of the industry.Mountainmama,you are absolutley right,the big boys are having a good laugh!


User_Name:
Bandit
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
05:17:13 PM

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Here is a link to a video of what I was talking about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZeuk8xN8rc


User_Name:
Bandit
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
04:57:37 PM

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Anyone thinking about going picking in Bella Coola, dont bother. There is severe flooding happening from all this rain, apparently the road is washed out and from what I hear, and keep in mind its second hand info, the roads washed out in several places so the hwy may be shut down for up to 8 weeks. I have been watching videos on facebook, and the hwy in hagensborg has so much water on it full size dodge trucks are up to the doortrim. I dont think a car could even drive right now. The airport has water and debris all over the runway as well. And to make matters worse, more rain is expected for tomorrow. Lets keep our good thoughts going out to Bella Coola.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
03:02:55 PM

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thanks Bandit. how do u sell dried. what prices do u recommend ? K. bolete, Morel, Pine, Chanti's, ... others per pound. what are peoples experiences selling fresh and dried via internet. Happy trails...


User_Name:
mountainmama
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
02:37:34 PM

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lol sorry about the reprints damn puter is pissed off at the prices too.lol


User_Name:
mountainmama
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
02:37:25 PM

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lol sorry about the reprints damn puter is pissed off at the prices too.lol


User_Name:
mountainmama
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
02:34:05 PM

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well now its down to 3 bucks.talk about users,the bigs guys ,the top ones,r sitting bk laughing at us ,talk about cheap labour.dosnt matter how hard u work at it they still slap u in the face with 3 bucks...its very sad when we allow them to do this to us when we r the ones with the control.stop picking.let them pick there own......not the pickers ,not the buyers.the top guys get out and do your own picking.for 3 bucks.lmaooooooooooooooooo ya right.....sad is all i can say.....some day though we will put a stop too this for what though when the prices get down to a buck..lmaooooo..have a good day all


User_Name:
mountainmama
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
02:33:31 PM

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well now its down to 3 bucks.talk about users,the bigs guys ,the top ones,r sitting bk laughing at us ,talk about cheap labour.dosnt matter how hard u work at it they still slap u in the face with 3 bucks...its very sad when we allow them to do this to us when we r the ones with the control.stop picking.let them pick there own......not the pickers ,not the buyers.the top guys get out and do your own picking.for 3 bucks.lmaooooooooooooooooo ya right.....sad is all i can say.....some day though we will put a stop too this for what though when the prices get down to a buck..lmaooooo..have a good day all


User_Name:
mountainmama
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
02:33:17 PM

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well now its down to 3 bucks.talk about users,the bigs guys ,the top ones,r sitting bk laughing at us ,talk about cheap labour.dosnt matter how hard u work at it they still slap u in the face with 3 bucks...its very sad when we allow them to do this to us when we r the ones with the control.stop picking.let them pick there own......not the pickers ,not the buyers.the top guys get out and do your own picking.for 3 bucks.lmaooooooooooooooooo ya right.....sad is all i can say.....some day though we will put a stop too this for what though when the prices get down to a buck..lmaooooo..have a good day all


User_Name:
mountainmama
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
02:32:33 PM

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well now its down to 3 bucks.talk about users,the bigs guys ,the top ones,r sitting bk laughing at us ,talk about cheap labour.dosnt matter how hard u work at it they still slap u in the face with 3 bucks...its very sad when we allow them to do this to us when we r the ones with the control.stop picking.let them pick there own......not the pickers ,not the buyers.the top guys get out and do your own picking.for 3 bucks.lmaooooooooooooooooo ya right.....sad is all i can say.....some day though we will put a stop too this for what though when the prices get down to a buck..lmaooooo..have a good day all


User_Name:
chuck8888
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
08:02:26 AM

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good morning everyone well i sept in this morning and boy it felt good but now its time to go pick some. its starting to dry out here lots of red chantys out there oh well i guess i'll have to work around the north side of the hill lol. cellar you can sell on ebay the only thing thats not on ebay is matis hmmm!!! just look. go to home and garden section of ebay fresh and dry craigslist your newpaper go shake hands with store owners make your contacts thats the way you make money in todays market i do and it works. nuff said!!!!!! have great day everyone!!!!peace


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
05:29:17 AM

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rains are here and not many mushrooms ... prices will go up or they won't get many ... up to them ..... they don't get mine anyhow..... full buckets ... ger


User_Name:
scpicker
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
04:48:14 AM

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Shouldn't rag on the buyers so much, they don't set the prices and only profit off poundage. It's the Joe's who are ripping us off. I can see lower prices when it's a bumper year with lots to pick but thats not this year! And it's a good thing for the natives that white man stopped Hitler from taking over. Now it's just the white man who took over! Heavy rain tonite, hope it starts something soon.


User_Name:
Rainbow Warrior
Date:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time:
12:35:01 AM

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At these low prices all I gotta say is I'm sure glad these pretty little white treasures taste soooooo good happy picking to all :)


User_Name:
Ray Of Hope
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
11:45:47 PM

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Opt, buyers used 2 post here only when it serve their purpose. Like finding out where it's happening, how much there is, but when it comes to posting their prices, they just call each other and set the price together, thus they'll profit together. Pickers just get whatever crumbs they the buyers choose 2 give them. Right now prices r $5/Lb, it's sold for at the very least $50/Lb in markets. So u c what the profit margin is.


User_Name:
nativeblackwidow
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
11:33:50 PM

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interesting reading tonight too bad about the shrooming season hubby been living the old days of when prices were good and now that he has a family the prices drop faster then a crap hits the fan so sad really this is what greed will get ya, in the end it bites ya in the ass. oh well they sure do taste good in a stew , maybe next year


User_Name:
opt
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
10:52:10 PM

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There used to be some buyers that posted on this board. I am wondering if all the negative posts that seem to be on here this year has kept the buyers from posting on this board. Is there another board where buyers are posting at this year?


User_Name:
otp
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
10:42:09 PM

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cougarman there was absolutely nothing in your post about buying or selling mushrooms. Maybe you should take a breath and remember what the purpose of this board is.


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
10:27:24 PM

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no body borrows this land from anyone. its mine, yours and theirs. we have a short time here on this earth and it only lasts until your own light go out. cheers, saw a cougar today. Last one was back in 2004. c


User_Name:
Ray Of Hope
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
09:59:34 PM

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Interesting choice of words, Rainbow, but i choose not 2 sit by idle when 1st Nations get trashed once again by those whom borrowed this great land of ours. Srooming season's officailly done now! Reports are the prices will drop down even more in the next day or so. Maybe bottom out at $1/Lb, but won't go up any time soon. So Tks u all 4 picking at $6 & then $5/Lb. Hope u make a fortune at $1/Lb.


User_Name:
hard walk
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
09:20:34 PM

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wouldn't be running to the zoo or the nass just yet-its not a sure thing yet!!!! Nobody is getting anything to speak of- maybe 2-3 lbs-


User_Name:
rainbow Warrior
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
09:09:37 PM

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Well said Bandit and Ray of hope , I am a native north american and my father and 5 uncles all did 7 years overseas during WW2 to give us ALL the FREEdom to walk these beautiful mountians and harvest it's treasures. If people spent as much time helping others rather than slamming them the world would be a much better place. No matter there will always be wankers out there who will not be happy in thier miserable little self-centered world unless they are putting somebody down. Be safe and full buckets to all wether u deserve it or not :)


User_Name:
chattykat70
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
08:37:12 PM

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Hello all...was talking to my boyfriend who is up picking at the zoo and hear that with the rain the shroom seem to finally be peaking out! That is good and I wish everyone bucket fulls !


User_Name:
Rob the semi-retired
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
07:57:06 PM

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couple notes from the bush. I see people trying to market chaga. use your head it is medicine and can be very good for people but if harvested for quick cash it is gone. use what you need and help others with it but leave the commercial ideas alone. I recommend taking from a "patch" only what you need and cleaning the chaga after the tree dies (this is the only time it will fruit by the way, so dont wreck something this good dude) and as for nakusp, moldy, wormy and an excellent place to go broke. good luck and see ya at BB. cheers, Rob from Barriere.


User_Name:
DShroom
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
04:12:03 PM

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If you guys see weather wrecked or damaged 5's of any mushroom out there, just walk across them on your way to somewhere because there are a lot of people picking bad mushrooms and these buyers will take them either for commissions or to drop the price (claiming the mushrooms are all so bad they must pay less). I left a couple of hundred pounds of bad chanties out once--damaged by hail--figuring on natural resporing and some idiot picked them, got the price dropped like a rock, and wrecked the area to boot! People please give back to the land once in a while and keep it clean too!


User_Name:
Bandit
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
03:08:07 PM

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hey just a sidenote on ww2 history, it was the 1st nations of north america who were the true heros of that victory over hitler. Because the nazis could not understand their dialect, communication was possible, and due to their radio communications and such, the war was won. I have to extend a HUGE thank you to all the 1st nations veterans, as well as all the other Brave Canadian veterans. I personally, and my children give you guys the highest honor. :)


User_Name:
Shroomertom
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
02:51:20 PM

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I've always been surprised that the "First Nations" tribes in Canada haven't gotten something going with the shrooms along the lines of a tribal co-op. They might be in a better position to negotiate prices and/or market directly. Ditto for U.S. tribes in mushroom areas.


User_Name:
mountainmama
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
02:36:39 PM

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wtg bandit,now if the rest of us could have the same courage to do just that,im sitting here reading everyones comments half of them r racist and the other half is for the mushroom prices.......well the most important thing too me is my daughters and my grandchildren which r a mix a little of both ,and too me thats what makes them special to learn diff cultures.but what we r showing them is sad .we r here for the mushrooms not too knock each others down...anyway my grandaughter and her mom just went out too pick ,so mabye they could make a few bucks........so if we cant stand up for each others and fight this price war together then what r our grandkids gona do.nothing because it will be all gone becuase of the fighting and drama..lets just pull together..lol i can hear u..lol and do this for our kids and their kids.......comments should be interesting on this one......5 bucks that dosnt even buy a child 2 pencils for school..lol...tc ..........


User_Name:
Shroomertom
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
02:36:26 PM

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To: We're All Equal As a bit of a historian, I must point out that Germans--including many Nazis of the WWII period--liked North American Indians. This dates back to Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows touring Europe around the turn of the last cedtury. Hitler and Goebbels, for instance, declared the Sioux honorary Aryans. And they attempted to incite other North American tribes (as well as India's indians) to rise up and assert themselves against the British and American empires. So I doubt victorious Nazis would have treated indians worse than they were otherwise treated.


User_Name:
picker
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
02:20:02 PM

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The buyer in Lytton is always open


User_Name:
picker
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
02:10:24 PM

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anyone buying chanti's on the island? please leave your phone number thanks


User_Name:
chantiepicker
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
11:48:29 AM

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Hello everyone, anybody know the price of chanties on the island?


User_Name:
nativeblackwidow
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
11:32:11 AM

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im with cougerman i dont like being around boozers or smokers of any kind so i dont associate with them. Hitler Nazi ok sure, what hole did you crawl out of maybe you should crawl back in. as far as the mushrooming goes its hard for me to go out there busting my arse for slave wages but it wonts stop me from going out into the wonderful forest and enjoying it til some dillhole decides to rape the land , enjoy it while you can . happy hunting all


User_Name:
Bandit
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
11:12:53 AM

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When I picked Morels, they were 15 a lb. It takes a lot of picking to get a lb. I think the best way to maximize profits with any kind of fungi, is to bring them home, dry them yourself, and wait till the off season to sell them at top dollar. It suks, but that seems to be the reality of the industry. Sadly, due to pickers "relying" on a mushroom season for profit leads to being stuck out there with no choice but to sell for $5 a lb, and that my freinds, is the definition of being bent over a barrel.


User_Name:
Yukon Picker
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
11:07:31 AM

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Hi Sherryl & Bob - we pick in the nass area - miss your cook'n. Perhaps next season...


User_Name:
Ray Of Hope
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
10:25:29 AM

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We're All Equal??? U gotta be related 2 Wanker, maybe u r Wanker using a different name. Either way Not once did i mention 1st Nations got the short end of the stick, but your comments about Hitler, Gov't hand outs? WOW! your IQ gotta be lower then half your age, u gotta b the kid that plays the banjo in Deliverance. End of Story!


User_Name:
26530
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
07:15:34 AM

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While on the topic of prices,has anyone considered what the use of there vehicle is worth? It has been a while,but a few years back a buddy was getting $50.00 a day plus gas for using his vehicle to drive about sixty miles round trip to his job.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
06:52:34 AM

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nakusp - dan & jan were open a few weeks ago, most likely still. lots going on there and they are helpful. hopefully we can help out each other on this board as we are all concerned about the mushroom industry. Question: are morel prices similar to pine price fluctuations? eg. prices are high for a few weeks then drop dramatically when people are set up? peace.


User_Name:
mirmir
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
06:27:16 AM

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Hi I was wonering if any one was interested in purchasing chaga.I just started picking it and am new at it but was wondering if there was a market out there.


User_Name:
cellar
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
06:17:01 AM

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not sure if there are a lot of newbies on this board, but it sure reads the same as the past 5yrs. You can't sell wild edibles on ebay, this has been covered many times... Trying to stand up a co-op or any other commercial reroute around the buyers has been discussed each year for years, zero results. Buyers are screwing the pickers, that is the way of the world people, pay the least amount possible, every industry does it, the picker obviously controls the price. A mushroom auction would start at $50lb and the pickers would undercut each other until it was $3/4lb, not the brightest lot out there. I stopped selling about 6yrs ago and it used to really bother me that people would sell for less than $15/20lb or so, but now it's just kinda funny. You think its worth it to pick for that kinda money, you had better enjoy hard work for the benifit of others. Terrace started to show some decent nbrs of pines 4 days ago, exactly when the price dropped from a measley $15lb to $5, no surprise, an annual occurrance. As far as the recent edition to the board goes, the race war, regardless of your race we are all human and that means one thing, none of us are short of flaws, take a look around your own race.


User_Name:
Bandit
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
01:25:41 AM

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on the race card thing, isnt it 2010? are we all still so unevolved that we have to gripe about our ancestors conflicts? Were all one people. We need to look forward, not back, and eventually all have exactly the same rights and responsibilities.


User_Name:
Benervial
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
12:12:17 AM

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Does anyone know if there is a buyer in Boston Bar or Hope? I have several restaurants line up to buy my #1s but interested in selling 2's and 3's if there is a buyer in one of those areas.


User_Name:
Benervial
Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time:
12:09:14 AM

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Hello to Sheryll and one of the button bunnies. Regarding Nakusp - I used to live in Kaslo and picked mushrooms in Nakusp on and off for 20 years. I have not called the buyers to see what the market is like but I have a phone number if you are interested. The buyers: Dan & Jan's Mushroom Station 250-265-4622. If you call, please let me know the scoop in that area. (they may not still be buying since is has been 2 years since I spoke with them) If not, they should know who is currently buying as Nakusp is a very small town.


User_Name:
we're all equal
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
11:56:56 PM

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Ray of hope, If it wasn't for my "white" grandfathers, do you think Hitler would've spared the native indians of north america???? Be thankful "whitey" was there to save your race and also be thankful whiteys gov't has given your race a free ride in this day n age. What other countries have taken care of the people they overtook like Canada has???? Don't get me wrong, I like Native americans like I like any other race, I just don't like hearing from the natives they got the short end of the stick!!


User_Name:
Bandit
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
10:33:56 PM

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Hey mountainmama, I stomped my shrooms before at a buying station in bella coola. My buddy and me went in to mings and when he told us the price, we stomped em on his doorstep. about 5 baskets each. 3 of buttons. He was choked that we did that and wouldnt sell them to him. It felt great to do that too. we could have sold them, but there was more satisfaction from doing that. Yes, the buyers have a good racket going, where they sacrifice morality for profits. @ 5 bucks a lb, they can kiss my rosy red butt. If people quit picking, or at least quit selling. Store them after drying them all early season, till the prices go up. at those degrading prices, there would be a better market.


User_Name:
simploldme
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
10:09:11 PM

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how the heck is nakusp doing thinking of heading there i am from kamloops can i pay for gas from my pickings or is it slow should i just head to good ole hope


User_Name:
Bandit
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
08:23:34 PM

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Hi, so 5 bucks a pound eh? Thats not even worth it. anyone know what the price has been during the whole season? And how many baskets a day are people bringing in lately? Also, a big hello to any bella coolians out there from me! :)


User_Name:
pat
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
07:34:27 PM

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sherryl- from 11km on the cran-nass road?


User_Name:
Sherryl
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
05:30:22 PM

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Well not much has changed I read now. Pines are at $5.00 a lb.now? We quite picking at $1.00 to $2.00 per pound...no way! we are Nass pickers ... I have cooked for my great friends from the zoo & Cranbery Junction ... to those special people I give a hug, I miss you all!!! Bob & I were thinking about another "go" for Pines in the Nakusp area... would appreciate more info there. In as much as the politics involved in some of the posts, I see not much has changed in the past few years, lol... cheers


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
04:38:44 PM

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White and Indians, I could care less myself who was here when or where or what they did. I am here now for a short time on this earth. Everyone I meet is an individual, however I don't like to be around stoners or boozers, it makes me uncomfortable. So any sober human being that doesn't do bad things and makes a contribution and knows why they are here in the first place is cool to me. cheers, C


User_Name:
scruff
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
03:32:00 PM

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The smell was there but nothing else. Went up up up and found even less. Forrest still in summer mode.


User_Name:
bad_dolphin_girl@hotmail.com
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
01:04:47 PM

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i have no clue what theses mushrooms r but i sure no i have a great wonderfull friend that lives in the nass and i no in b,c ppl go out to pick them to make money to help keep food on the table and pay bills so ya 5 dollars or 6 its not much it is a slap in the face to the ppl out thair pickin i take my hat off to e1 doing it good luck to all u mushroom pickers fight for ur rights u ppl hurt every day from going up and down hills hurting ur selfs so ya who ever pays theses ppl for mushroom picking u need to pay them at lease 20 dollars a pound its not ur ass out thair its e1 els that r helping u put food and pay bills in ur home good luck e1 i wish u all the best


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
12:21:29 PM

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One world...one people.We are all the same,just different cultures.


User_Name:
a comment
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
11:53:18 AM

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I asked a friend of mine (Hes native) about all this fuss about calling them Firts Nations or Natives... He told me ¨Thats all crap that the white man made up to make us feel better or something like that¨ and then he proudly said ¨As for me, Im an INDIAN¨ And then we had another hoot.


User_Name:
one of the button bunnies
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
11:24:38 AM

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WANKER: US does not own CANADA. go back to school! and at least first nations appreciates and recognizes their culture as do they any other one... included the narrow minded one that you come from! :)


User_Name:
one of the button bunnies
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
11:17:58 AM

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TO BENERVIAL: Hello Ben...just wanted to say thanks for your response to my posting... i notice i have posted on this site before at least once or twice a year for the past 3 or 4 years and your the only response i have gotten... most of the people posting are gripes or complaints about something..... well glad to hear the season is stilll happening up there... im thinking about drying mine out this year and using them in soups and sauces..... good thing we have a shed to dry them in, cause OMG do they ever STINK when in the dehydrater...... looking forward to a good stomp through the bush.... looking for treasures.... always find it so grounding..it brings me back down to relaxed and appreciative of life.


User_Name:
Ray Of Hope
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
10:53:34 AM

Messages

Hey Wanker, It's First Nations people & not Indians. If it wasn't for our first nations decendants, your early explorer decendants would've starved, died & chances are you would not be here. This is a shroom sit not a forum for you ignorant beliefs. Bucket Full 2 U All, Yes, even u Wanker


User_Name:
mountainmama
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
10:07:01 AM

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hey hey fellow pickers frm the nass.i think we should all get together and stomp the shrooms,do they think that much of us too only give us 6 bucks ,this is wrong .espically when they ship them out and get 10 times the amount bk.this is not fair buy all means,to walk all day in the bush .falling ,scrapping yourself.time to take a stand .we r worth more then 6 dollars.dont u think.thanxs eh...for instance im 54 yrs old i dont climb hills anymore...6 buckssss get real...have a good day.....1 more thing for the loser down the line ya its the people land were i live and we also respect it and the people, but when loser like u make comments...well that just shows what your made of right..lol anyway .not fair to play with people espically when some of them look forward to this time too get ahead..all its doing is getting everyone further behind with the gas prices....so pls give us a break....we r only human.....and your getting richer on us.............


User_Name:
mountainmama
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
10:06:04 AM

Messages

hey hey fellow pickers frm the nass.i think we should all get together and stomp the shrooms,do they think that much of us too only give us 6 bucks ,this is wrong .espically when they ship them out and get 10 times the amount bk.this is not fair buy all means,to walk all day in the bush .falling ,scrapping yourself.time to take a stand .we r worth more then 6 dollars.dont u think.thanxs eh...for instance im 54 yrs old i dont climb hills anymore...6 buckssss get real...have a good day.....1 more thing fopr the loser down the line ya its the people land were i live and we also respect it and the people, but when loser like u make comments...well that just shows what your made of right..lol anyway .not fair to play with people espically when some of them look forward to this time too get ahead..all its doing is getting everyone further behind with the gas prices....so pls give us a break....we r only human.....and your getting richer on us.............


User_Name:
mountainmama
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
10:05:15 AM

Messages

hey hey fellow pickers frm the nass.i think we should all get together and stomp the shrooms,do they think that much of us too only give us 6 bucks ,this is wrong .espically when they ship them out and get 10 times the amount bk.this is not fair buy all means,to walk all day in the bush .falling ,scarapping yourself.time to take a stand .we r worth more then 6 dollars.dont u think.thanxs eh...for instance im 54 yrs old i dont climb hills anymore...6 buckssss get real...have a good day.....1 more thing fopr the loser down the line ya its the people land were i live and we also respect it and the people, but when loser like u make comments...well that just shows what your made of right..lol anyway .not fair to play with people espically when some of them look forward to this time too get ahead..all its doing is getting everyone further behind with the gas prices....so pls give us a break....we r only human.....and your getting richer on us.............


User_Name:
mountainmama
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
09:57:05 AM

Messages

hey hey fellow pickers frm the nass.i think we should all get together and stomp the shrooms,do they think that much of us too only give us 6 bucks ,this is wrong .espically when they ship them out and get 10 times the amount bk.this is not fair buy all means,to walk all day in the bush .falling ,scarapping yourself.time to take a stand .we r worth more then 6 dollars.dont u think.thanxs eh...for instance im 54 yrs old i dont climb hills anymore...6 buckssss get real...have a good day.....


User_Name:
donnamae
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
09:50:38 AM

Messages

hi


User_Name:
nativeblackwidow
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
09:28:33 AM

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ok wanker come and say that to my face and see what kind of mark i leave


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
08:51:01 AM

Messages

Forest Harvest! That was my 1st real Laugh out Loud of the morning! Too funny!!!!


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
08:42:33 AM

Messages

Its over... I'm out. Those of you still picking Be safe out there. Good Luck. Hand shake to you guys Forest Harvest and Garf.


User_Name:
scpicker
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
08:27:46 AM

Messages

wankers post should be deleted, we don't need him or his crap here!


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
08:19:19 AM

Messages

Yesterday I was out grouse hunting,and I came across what looked like meadow mushrooms.I wasn't a hundred percent sure so I just left them.Can anyone tell me how to positively identify them?Garf,I could always use some poker tips! lol Do you play online?I play on True Poker.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
08:18:45 AM

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Ohh, I forgot, Wanker are you been sarcastic ?, if not , you are a troll , who deserves to be bitch slapped by a dwarf.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
08:18:34 AM

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Ohh, I forgot, Wanker are you been sarcastic ?, if not , you are a troll , who deserves to be bitch slapped by a dwarf.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
08:06:24 AM

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Hello there folk., It seems that in my last posts ,all I have been doing is bitching , However, This drought as me running raged. It's official ,, NO MUSHROOMS THIS YEAR in the east coast, even if we get rain now , it will be too- little too-late. Usually at this time of the year, I'm picking hundreds of pounds a week of hens of the woods, it so dry now that even hens didn't make it , [hens get a lot of their moisture from the host trees ]. This year all I have found is two shriveled and dry hens and a couple matsis, I forgot I found two real nice 20 pounders , ,chicken of the woods , they were growing on ash trees hollows. it surreal out in the woods no undergrowth at all. and forget it , about mushrooms Good luck to you all , and stop arguing amongst yourselves , shit ,you are acting like children, learn a thing or two from Garf,


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
05:01:09 AM

Messages

i was pretty suprised the other day to find nadda matsu in one of my early indicator spots .... actually not concerned but thelast few years its come early.... this year its definitely late .... i did find chanties but not even a bump for matsu... no mycelium signs ..... hmmmmm ..... i kinda like it .... i know where to go to find some but for now ,,, i'll be in the woodpile .... Nakusp ends that early eh.... i have picked here in mid december but usually mid november it ends ... anyone need cedar shakes ,,,hand splits .... dry morels ,,, a tip on how to play poker??? full buckets out


User_Name:
Rainbow Warrior
Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:
12:15:42 AM

Messages

Wanderer if you get near the upper fraser valley in your travels you should look me up, know a few hills that need hiking and another set of lungs is always welcome lol ............ And Wanker your name says it all :) happy trails all and be safe


User_Name:
ChuckInKamloops
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
10:50:59 PM

Messages

only a FOOL would be picking Pines for $5Bucks. It is all over but the crying... I do believe I hear the fat Lady Singing.


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
09:27:09 PM

Messages

We are all talking and that is positive, we will continue to do what we do without ideas that expand our awareness of the possibilities that are out there! We in our small community are blessed to have a site like this to vent and learn. Lets keep sight of what we want and try to get there together!


User_Name:
Benervial
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
08:44:39 PM

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TO: One of the button bunnies: you were wondering about the Nakusp area. The season usually ends late October but could go into November if there is no frost. \ I thought this site was meant to HELP other pickers but it seems that few are actually writing anything helpful. Let's keep it as positive as possible - we are all in this together!


User_Name:
Perry
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
04:36:37 PM

Messages

Prices are low in Terrace at $5 lb. You have to have a real love for nature and your freinds company to be out there. Going there in a week. Think i will just dry them if prices dont go up.


User_Name:
wanker
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
03:45:35 PM

Messages

Native person ...quote Being Native I can appreciate the land? Really? so can every other human, my land is double the size of the US-owed Canada, the US own your forests, your metals, ores, oil, malls, shops, fat foods, TV cars, sports accents. Not only indians were born on Land... we made a world and did not sit in damp forests leaving nothing behind but carvings in trees no culture, no creation Primative all the way. Thank god the Mistugosus came and saved us


User_Name:
chattykat70
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
01:46:08 PM

Messages

I want to head to Nakusp this weekend for some picking just for a few days before going back to work again on Monday...anyone know how it is there right now and what the price is at?? Thank you :)


User_Name:
Madmorel
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
01:24:02 PM

Messages

King Morel, Randy give me a call at 509-594-6567 A" Andy you as well, Thank's


User_Name:
mushroom dave
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
11:44:59 AM

Messages

for all those selling to stores etc. and sell them to cheap then the joes have to buy them for less, so be careful when making your price. in vancouver bc the joes sell #1-$50.00lb the small ones they buy for $1.00 they get $30.00lb peace out


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
10:12:51 AM

Messages

Hi Again hard walk , I did pay him 10 for his but they were bought for the girls at my bank cuz I love them ;-)


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
10:10:27 AM

Messages

HI hard walk. I know that I only see a few of what is really out there in my area. The company I work for doesn't export Matsi, so I only see product from a few folks. I did have a fella come in yesterday with a couple of pounds and that is the most I have seen from 1 person in my area yet. He also said he tossed more than he brought in due to worms... :-(


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
09:32:57 AM

Messages

I want to share with you all that even the Asians want sell at these prices, which is about 85% of the pickers in my area. I've talked to some of them and they say (I take home eat, prie to low). The price in Randle yesterday was $4.00 and the buyers didn't get any!


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
09:14:11 AM

Messages

Price has dropped to $5.00 in Nukusp.Apparently there are lots of pickers.I have a hard time understanding why people would continue to pick for such a low price.How sad!!


User_Name:
one of the button bunnies
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
08:38:56 AM

Messages

Hi there. a friend of mine and I are looking to go to nukusp area to pick in about 1 and 1/2 weeks. how long is the season up there, and will we be too late?


User_Name:
chuck8888
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
06:49:54 AM

Messages

when you sell to stores or just single sales give them the best mushrooms and they will keep coming back to you and pay top dollar even kickem a little extra. what i do for the stores is give them fresh mushrooms every other day so they sell more and so do i. i also got some free fregartors to keep my mushroom fresh.one other thing nobody sells fresh matis on ebay. hmmm!!!! oh well need to get picken its going to warm up here this week. bummer!!! peace


User_Name:
Rainbow Warrior
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
05:39:11 AM

Messages

I had a friend who was going to Vancouver last year and before he left he noticed a basket of soggies left over from what we couldn't eat, they were 3 going on 4 days old and UGLY he took them with to the city and got $15/lb in chinatown at a local market, ones we wouldn't even give away!!! Markets are out there for those who don't want the JOES of the world to profit off thier sweat!! For the others who sell for such low prices just shut up and take it up the @#& you get what you deserve. have a nice day :)


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
03:32:15 AM

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i have a feeling these big buyers will get fewer mushrooms very soon.... this year won't be bumper and the smaller buyers still have quotas .... i won't even bother with the stations... one phone call and i can sell them all ... i have a feeling there will be more and more of this... they can have my mushrooms for a good price .... thats it ... st8 up gl full buckets and be safe


User_Name:
Ray Of Hope
Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time:
01:44:08 AM

Messages

Prices dropped to $5/Lb in Anahim Lake tonite, so i say f#@k it, let the srooms rot in the bush, just wish all pickers here do the same, not worth it period.


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
11:39:10 PM

Messages

To DShroom, since I'm not there I don't really know whats going on! I only know for sure whats happening in my area, Randle, WA. The price paid to me or you sucks in the field! Same thing everyone says, find our own market!


User_Name:
wanderer
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
10:55:53 PM

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WILDSIDE,thank you great plan,maybe keep for myself,great aphrodisiac,already promised my freinds,where to camp am in no need of services,self equiped,is there fire ban? RAINBOW WARRIOR,thank you for your reply,many thoughts on where to sell,may even get real estate deal,when handing out them as gifts and or get a market for next year,and so on,and so on GREAT ADVICE,tweak it a bit and make it work,IM GONNA SAVE MY BUTTONS AND sell off the rest,at 10 bucks a pound now im gonna give em to somebody who doesnt benifit off my generosity [to sell for next to free anyways]


User_Name:
Benervial
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
10:17:59 PM

Messages

Looking for a buyer in Hope or Boston Bar for Chanty's and Pines - fall 2010. I know pickers in Nakusp area who say it is really slow - still a lot of wormies.


User_Name:
hard walk
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
07:28:06 PM

Messages

Carla -Would like to know how much is coming in the States and what the price is for pines.


User_Name:
DShroom
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
01:02:02 PM

Messages

To: TK. I know a buyer in Crescent and got the same info. Problem is I ran across a picker who had just come back from Crescent Lake saying that there were almost no buyers in Crescent Lake, most of the buyers were in Chemult and that most of the mushrooms were coming out of the Dorris area (where heavy rain has been known to make mush of dirt-sodden veils). Some buyers leaving this "Crescent Lake" heaven. This all sounds like fishy garbage to me!


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
12:49:41 PM

Messages

wanderer - nakusp area's are happening. logging going on so "keep an ear out for TIMBER!". as for selling, maybe just pine in town and perhaps across the lake from town. find your own market is best bang for buck, eSpecially if your headin back to cow town. many interested restaurants. clean the shroom, groom yerself (some chef's are a little concerned about appearance/ smell of harvestor), and talk with chefs at noonish up till 5pm. best of luck.


User_Name:
Rainbow Warrior
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
12:46:44 PM

Messages

Hey wanderer you said it there is nothing like walking in the mountians smoking fatties and every day is a good one weather you found 2 or 100 lbs. and eating them is a very good alternative to selling them for nothing. $20.00 a lb. is an easy price for the consumer to pay if they really want youir product. My buddy and I make up 5 lb baskets and get $100 a basket, use the 5's to seal the deal, they always like to get something thrown in for FREE , makes them feel better I guess. Happy trails :) ( remember if u pack something in the bush full ie:BEER then packing out the empties should be easy) full buckets to all and be safe :)


User_Name:
DShroom
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
12:17:31 PM

Messages

Kudos to those who are doing their own marketing. Also you can eat them, pickle them, dry them, barter them for other food items and try to drum up a consumer market. Time to think out of the box. These companies have only one speed: Charge high price to customer no matter what they pay the picker. They do NO marketing and just live off the fat of the land (sounds like bankers/big corp execs, doesn't it). Thomas Jefferson said: "The amount of tyranny a people get is directly proportionate to what they will put up with." Excuse the paraphrase. Get together.....and good luck!


User_Name:
wanderer
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
12:08:21 PM

Messages

I,'ve had mushroom fever for over 10 years,it all started when I went fishing up Terrace BC,and found a couple pounds trucking in the bush to find a sweet fishing hole,I think they were 80 a pound that day.I went from fishing to driving all over gods green [mossy]earth,searching for these things they called matsutakes.It wasn't till a pro picker took me across river at doreen,that was when I got the fever I think.I had never seen so many mushrooms,big ones,fat ones twos,threes,some with huge roots holding them under wraps.That night I had the most amazing,vivid dreams,I WAS IN MUSHROOM LAND,now this time every year I get the urge to head up past the zoo to the harper,bought a trailor,no picker shack for this city dweller,and ever since the price just sucks. Being a succesful realtor,it costs me money to go,but its a holiday for me.I love going out in the bush,getting wacked in the face a couple times each day,wiping out at least once a week,always protecting thee precious cargo.if I dont get turned around atleast once a day I'm not having any fun.so that said; my trailors been packed for two weeks,ready to go conquer a mountains,all rolled up looking to go a little closer,going to galena bay/nakusp,never been before,looking for some advice re-camping,buyers,maybe someone who likes to spend a day in the bush,smoking fattys,getting lost,and hopefully finding a motherload,any response will be great.leaving calgary this pm,but will check in later wishing everyone happy trails and full buckets


User_Name:
JIMMY PICKER
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
10:23:42 AM

Messages

HEY FOLKS 2010 SEASON HERE AND NOW! I NEED TO FIND BUYERS FOR CHANTERELLES IN NW OREGON AND WILLAMETTE VALLEY! ANY ONE WANT TO PARTNER UP FOR PICKING ITS SAFER AND I KNOW A FEW GOOD PATCHES! CONTACT ME JIMMY AT 971-221-1834 9-22-2010 THANKS BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!


User_Name:
treeguy
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
09:35:11 AM

Messages

kinda hurts knowing if i do find a pine its not worth selling,like i said though ive dodged the frustration the last few years.still looking forward to showing the wife what/where n when they can happen though n at least if theres any qauntity 1 phone call to an old customer n a easy sale at a fair price is eminent.a word to the wise,even a japanese man runing a cigar stand will give you a decent price for a few pines!,remember that n ferget the joes!


User_Name:
hide and seek
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
09:03:52 AM

Messages

hmmm , i think im going to japan in july ,point b instead of point g . i plan on making this trip for the we , pickers that is ,i will be posting on this subject in the future ,recreate the market and consolidate . and yahoo cold snap # 2 with plenty of rain ,i believe the cascades will be bumping before long :)


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
08:50:28 AM

Messages

I really do miss being out there. Picking gets in your blood. It is fun. It is to bad that the bottom fell out of the market. The crazy thing is... People are still selling at those price. I give Kudos to those of you who pick and find alternate buyers. "WTG" I hope you all be safe out there and goodluck.


User_Name:
gunner50@shaw.ca
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
08:07:39 AM

Messages

looking for buyers on vancouver island for chantrelle mushrooms and pine mushrooms for fall of 2010


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
07:45:05 AM

Messages

properly dried chanti's are awesome according to me and clients. don't stop pickn'... if there's a will, there's a way... be it profit or other. there's so much connected to harveting wild foods that its near impossible to jot down and is not the scope of this board at this time of year. search the side sights as there's mountains of info. thanks again chuck8888. peace all.


User_Name:
scpicker
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
07:31:46 AM

Messages

Dried chants suck! Weather looks good for at least the next week up north but it won't be long before the snow flies, I wouldn't bother heading up to the zoo this time of year. Few mushrooms up north and not a Pine in sight still down on the coast. Not a good year.....


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
06:27:28 AM

Messages

I know a buyer in Crescent I talk to on the phone that told me there's around 30 buyers in Crescent and Chemult, each averaging 700-1000 lbs a night! Now this is may or may not be true but it's what I heard, with the price being $7.00 a lb for 1's and 2's!


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time:
05:38:50 AM

Messages

hey powell river jack ,, don't get so discouraged ... are you really thinking about giving up??? anyhow if you're serious about being a guide i for one am interested lol .... i don't live there my Bro does and he comes here to pick cause he don't know there yet ,,, he fishes in his rowboat out by blackcreek.... hes kinda crazy but is a good hiker and might be interested ... let me know .... e-mail me jack maybe we could discuss the weather .... anyone need dried morels??? ger_takeaguess@hotmail.com ,,,, re mushrooms


User_Name:
bammer
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
10:21:16 PM

Messages

In other words pary pay em more cause there aint shit for NA matsi on the world market.


User_Name:
chattykat70
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
09:26:02 PM

Messages

Yukon Picker..good luck and happy picking and wish you both buckets full! Hopefully when you get there things will be popping..:)


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
09:16:26 PM

Messages

I don't think there is enough pine in Terrace to have a buyer, Jackie closed. Anyone can correct me if I'm wrong, Perry what are you paying for pine in Chemult and Crescent?


User_Name:
Perry
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
08:30:45 PM

Messages

Anyone know what the price for pine is in terrace?


User_Name:
chuck8888
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
08:01:06 PM

Messages

Some more ideas to get more money for your mushrooms make your self a little drying area in your garage or shop and learn to dry your chanty so that they are golden yellow and white and sell them to the mushroom companys or buyers as dryers for alot more then selling them for a dollar or 2. start picking candy caps and dry them and sell them dry and i get 50-75 a lb. oh bye the way chefs best is selling fresh chanty on ebay right now for 20 dollars a lb and free shipping and they payed the picker a dollar a pound plus .50 cents to the buyer. thats one hell of a profit. nuff said i need to get out side a fill my dryer i picked 75lbs of chanty today and sold 30lbs @ 7.00 a lb the rest headed to the dryer. peace


User_Name:
Powell River Jack
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
07:45:36 PM

Messages

Hi all. Another season has arrived. My wife took a job looking after a campground. It is all year round. The job gives residence on ocean front. Mushrooms are spotty here. I can get to Powell to pick, but after today I really am thinking that this will be my last year. Twenty five plus years and had a blast doing. I still think of the late 80's and early 90's. They are gone and today really told me it will be same old' same old, that has been for last bontch of years. No pines in Powell yet to speak of, but I hear from buyer the price went from $20 to $8.00 in the last day. I think I will take up professional Tidlywinks. I probably will do better. I will probably go out , but I won't be burning gas no more for nothing. Oh ya! I have patches for sale on a straight cash basis or by percentage(Ya right).Any takers?? I will guide to them by the hour. Hell, I will even take your Grandma. Don't pick for money, just pick for the fun. Thats all that is left.--Powell River Jack


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
05:19:51 PM

Messages

found some large K. boletes. the meat is slightly stained burgandy on top and then goes to white. little to no bugs. question: similar to puffballs, is this No-eat zone due to color?


User_Name:
Budmiser
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
01:38:01 PM

Messages

I have looked at the (is your patch being logged) and if you were to reveal your patch to them it would not make a shred of difference to the timber hoars in B.C. Two of my biggest producing patches are going to be raped and high graded by these wood sluts.I will take some pictures of the ground for my grandchildren. It in most cases takes an old forest to produce. It would be nice if they just logged 2nd 3rd growth.Our logging is the most wastefull in the world its disgusting what is piled up and burned. I am not against logging. I am against waste and high grading.


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
11:18:58 AM

Messages

Found out prices in Hazelton today are $8 an Lb for #1 Pines. Going to drop more tomorrow and day after. Sigh.... Goodluck out there people and stay safe.


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
08:44:33 AM

Messages

Good one chuck. Think outside the Box. Stay safe out there people. Goodluck.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
08:16:10 AM

Messages

itk-thanks. from yesterdays search, i would certainly agree. we managed to find some at various stages. lots of S. cavipes & S. luteus too. as we are all connected to the land, there's a moral obligation to respect it for the following generations and each other (especially fellow mushroom harvestors). CHUCK8888 SURE NAILED IT!!! it works for us when we can. great advice. stay safe.


User_Name:
chuck8888
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
07:33:59 AM

Messages

the prices are low for chantys and other mushrooms if you sell to buyers but if you sell on ebay or craiglist or your local newspaper or farmers markets, health food stores or chefs you will make a lot more money i even have a self service at my house. you will make your own connetions you will not have to sell at low prices. i have looked on craiglist in van. canada and no adds for fresh mushrooms whats up guys!!!!!This is how you the picker will beat the joes!!!!!!! nuff said!!!!! peace and full buckets to all


User_Name:
truth is easy to see
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
01:50:37 AM

Messages

For the Joe Chungs etc of the world, one word........................................ KARMA!!!! and a longer word..... The meaning of life.... Love n be Loved. Spread the wealth and your wealth will increase as well. It's allll about Karma n Love Joe.


User_Name:
rachel24
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
01:14:48 AM

Messages

Does anyone know what the prices are looking like on Vancouver island right now? Particularily Victoria? Or anywhere in the region would be really helpful thanks.


User_Name:
Yukon Picker
Date:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:
12:50:14 AM

Messages

ChattyKat70: yes, plan to head to the zoo Oct 2 - perhaps things may happen by then - the $$ and the mushroom. At any rate - need to go take a walk around - see for myself. If we run into Mark - we'll say hello.


User_Name:
WSB
Date:
Monday, September 20, 2010
Time:
11:41:24 PM

Messages

tukaluk - I can purchase some mushrooms - please email me - whistlerskibum@gmail.com


User_Name:
MST
Date:
Monday, September 20, 2010
Time:
11:37:17 PM

Messages

Looking to purchase Mushroom baskets - require minimum 200 - anyone know where I can purchase ( vancouver island) NEED ASAP - TODAY!!!! Thanks for your help, happy picking!


User_Name:
hard walk
Date:
Monday, September 20, 2010
Time:
08:47:20 PM

Messages

baggy Heard it was 8.00 in A.L.


User_Name:
itk
Date:
Monday, September 20, 2010
Time:
08:24:34 PM

Messages

Wild side i look 4 amanita muscaria when looking for summer/fall porcinis. Im not sure if the same is true 4 spring cascade boletes as im too busy w morels.


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Monday, September 20, 2010
Time:
04:42:11 PM

Messages

Cougarman, yap away buddy! Yap away!


User_Name:
zed
Date:
Monday, September 20, 2010
Time:
04:25:25 PM

Messages

is anyone buying chantrelles on vancouver island. went out yesterday and picked about 20 lbs....little wet but good quality... went to st jeans cannery today in Nanaimo and they are not buying chantrelles???? what the f...? anyone know the low down on this situation or anyone in port or coutenay that is buying. thanks. zed


User_Name:
Budmiser
Date:
Monday, September 20, 2010
Time:
01:13:15 PM

Messages

I have heard a lot of B.S over the years like (first frost) or (harvest moon) or (spore spreading) but when I read about the wild rose hero's comments.600 to 1000 ? Is that how many milligrams you picked?Or how many you snorted? On a GOOD year a person if experienced could pick 1 to 300 of button.Maybe they pitchfork the wormy flags into the boat .


User_Name:
alvo
Date:
Monday, September 20, 2010
Time:
10:21:38 AM

Messages

is the dean or the park flushing


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Monday, September 20, 2010
Time:
09:59:39 AM

Messages

Oh yeah.. Stay safe out there people.


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Monday, September 20, 2010
Time:
09:56:03 AM

Messages

i agree with Tinker and Cellar. I love being out there. It is a passion. Being a native person , I know how it is to be on the land and appreciate it. I Just don't think the buyers are the ones that should get the reward for the Pickers hard work. It is up to the induvidual if you want to sell at the low prices. I am saying... I'm got out because I can't make ends meet doing that. I love the land... I love picking... But.. Enough of putting someone elses kid thru college. Just one mans opinnion. Take it as you will.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Monday, September 20, 2010
Time:
08:00:30 AM

Messages

king bolete question? what are some indicators to suggest the KB are starting to flush. be it plant or fungi. thanks and stay safe.


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Monday, September 20, 2010
Time:
12:13:26 AM

Messages

"Soon the government is going to regulate you guys you know" . How do you mean? "Well you are going to have to pay taxes" Well, as an example, for the past ten years my Corporation, which I own, declares income and expenses and amortizes equipment and follows government regulations to a "T". "Oh sure you do" That isd correct I do. "Well who's property do you go on? Its the publics land this crown land, and the logging companies don't want you there anyway. "Well you know, there is principle involved with this issue and furthermore it is law that no one can disrupt the right of a hunter gatherer. "Oh sure, what a pile of B.S. It ture you know. And we mushroom pickers have our own creed too, which you wouldn't understand. C


User_Name:
baggy
Date:
Monday, September 20, 2010
Time:
12:02:39 AM

Messages

any prices on pines @ Anahim??????


User_Name:
scruff
Date:
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Time:
07:09:11 PM

Messages

Sorry Garf, That,s the only lead I,m going to give. You will have to go and fight with the fifty people who live there over the 5 buttons not to mention all the other hanger arrounders.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Time:
07:00:04 PM

Messages

JDS,what the heck does loyalty have to do with it?How does loyalty make the quality of your mushrooms better than the next guys?Also,if you want to sell your mushrooms for low prices,that's entirely up to you.I think the point most of us are trying to convey here is:Why would the buyers pay a fair price when there are pickers that are willing sell for extremely low prices.As far as you recieving a lot flack...I think you come on here and purposely stir the pot. ;-)


User_Name:
shantyman
Date:
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Time:
05:10:53 PM

Messages

the ZOO is very dry. Two buyers closed sat. Ron in Hazelbush dry- next to nothing coming in west of NV and very slow there toooooo! Also note there are very few other types of 'shrooms showing up yet-few indicator varieties . Rains forecast later today in our area...maybe. Not the year to give up your day job-but then its never about the money if you're out there these days. Mike C if you're in the area call me Shanyman aka AC


User_Name:
JDS
Date:
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Time:
04:18:34 PM

Messages

A guy can sure get a lot of flack around here for just agreeing with what someone said. To you Tinker, no I wasn't implying that money shouldn't be a part of the whole deal. I just don't like it when people get slammed for picking...and selling...whenever they want and whatever the price is. The choice is theirs, not anyone elses. Cellar...I've been doing what for years? And as far as me (with the help of the logging companies) ruining the industry, only in your dreams. And last, but certainly not least, there's you , TK. A few days ago I asked you a civil question, you apparently didn't have time to respond, but you did have time to tell me shove it. Very nice. I've been selling pines to the same family for 30 years. Can any of you claim that same kind of loyalty? That might tell you a little something about the quality of the mushrooms I pick. I hope you all have a safe season.


User_Name:
chattykat70
Date:
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Time:
01:51:42 PM

Messages

I only started picking mushrooms last year when I met my boyfriend who just loves picking the morels and pines every season. It gives us chance to get away from the hum drum of the busy life and pick shrooms which we love. It is depressing when after going miles and climbing over every tree and only finding around 10 shrooms BUT it's that first one of the day that when I find it it puts a smile on my face and wants me to find more! Again I am just a beginner but it was a long time picker that showed me how enjoyable it can be and to see the same friends every season and explore new areas of BC and The Yukon...which I thank him!


User_Name:
Kootenaylake
Date:
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Time:
10:36:43 AM

Messages

Looking for pine prices in nakusp? Kootenay lake is 8$. Maby a phone #. Thx.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Time:
09:40:49 AM

Messages

We are finally getting some rain here on the Oregon coast. Chanties in the dollar range.... :-(


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Time:
09:24:11 AM

Messages

I think the vast majority of us pick because we love the outdoors,but that doesn't mean that we don't want to be fairly compensated for our efforts.JDS,are you implying that one should pick just because they love the outdoors,and the hunt?Maybe we should just line up and give the Joes our mushrooms free of charge?You are a dimwit!! TK,I'm afraid mushroom picking has become a thankless job.All a person can hope for now is a paid holiday.I used to pick for several weeks of the year,now I've been reduced to several days of the year.We will never see fair pay again,that's reality.Full buckets


User_Name:
cellar
Date:
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Time:
09:04:33 AM

Messages

Same thing each year, it's like watching a group of politicians discuss something. There's always those that want to confuse the issue of the enjoyment of picking and that of selling out for rock bottom beer and cigarette prices(if your lucky). JDS has been doing this for years on this board for who knows what reasons. Those of us that aren't willing to get raped for our hard work stopped selling years ago, yet most of us still pick on occassion for the experience, the best of both worlds. I'll leave the destruction of the industry to the JDS's and logging companies of the world.


User_Name:
scpicker
Date:
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Time:
06:47:43 AM

Messages

Until we are overrun with deer, I'll be shooting bambi with a camera, thank you. Besides, using guns isn't very fair, taking down a moose in hand-to-hoof combat, now thats something to brag about!


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Time:
05:55:10 AM

Messages

ts for the info scruff... do you perhaps have gps co ordinates to your patches???


User_Name:
Alberta Picker
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
11:56:34 PM

Messages

Hey all, its pretty wild to see this site. I used to pick the pines and chantrelles in the Nakusp areas for years and years. I see how the industry has changed over the past years, and with the logging how that has changed everything as well. We used to go out for a good day and in 8 hours we could fill the back of the pickup or the boat. Usually our average load would range in the 600-1000 per day range. Oh how i miss it, the money was nice, but it was so much better to just get out and enjoy the outdoors, and no cell phones, no traffic, and most of all, no idiots. Good luck to all the picker out there this year. I hope its a bumper crop.. D


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
10:38:28 PM

Messages

Picking for fun is fine, but when you do it to try and make ends meet it's a different story! It is one of the hardest jobs out here today and it can be very frustrating at the end of the day to find that you have busted your ass for very little. At the end of the season we hope that we have made some money for our sweat and hard labor!


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
10:24:46 PM

Messages

JDS shove it!


User_Name:
scruff
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
08:00:19 PM

Messages

Nothing happening arround Pemberton on Thursday. Not even a scent. However, on the way home I could smell them at Owl Ridge bridge over the Birkenhead River. It is down low but that was all I deteceted. Too warm, duff was still dry.


User_Name:
ibud2020
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
05:15:35 PM

Messages

Scpicker, hunting whitetail it is not about killing the animal, rather harvesting. If you were a hunter, you would understand the reproduction ratio and what the land can support. There is a lot of misconception among non-hunters about the whole cycle. In Texas the herd peaked in 1985 at around 4 milion deer. There is about 10% harvested anually and annual 20% increase in the herd. Subsequently there was a malnutrition, disease and die-off since the land could not support the population. During the Indian era Texas had about 300 - 400.000 whitetails. We hunters feed and support the wildlife. Uninformed folks most of the time just talk about killing bambi.....


User_Name:
JDS
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
04:48:19 PM

Messages

Madman...Amen to what you said. Some of us do pick because we love the woods, the hunt, etc. etc. Every year a bunch of money only pickers trot out the same old lines...I guess that tells you what their priorities are.


User_Name:
germany17
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
03:54:47 PM

Messages

One button and one blown out wormy matsi. Givin it to my squirrel. We did find 5 lbs of nice chanties for cream of chanti soup. Football, fire, fire again, mushrooms and cooking. Last year i found over a hundred buttons there.


User_Name:
germany17
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
03:54:43 PM

Messages

One button and one blown out wormy matsi. Givin it to my squirrel. We did find 5 lbs of nice chanties for cream of chanti soup. Football, fire, fire again, mushrooms and cooking. Last year i found over a hundred buttons there.


User_Name:
tinker
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
02:54:38 PM

Messages

Just arrived home from Nukusp.Wednesday the price was $17 a pound...Thursday $15...Friday $12...today $10.There are mushrooms,but not lots.One picker might be able to make $100.00 bucks a day if you know the area well.Had a good time,but it was not worth staying.I guess it's possible that the volume could pick up,but I wouldn't hold my breath.Quite a few pickers combing the same areas over and over.Full buckets to all.


User_Name:
stick
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
09:43:58 AM

Messages

worms are less of a problem in oregon maybe 30% or less now some buyers gettin 300lbs.


User_Name:
Ray Of Hope
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
09:31:29 AM

Messages

Gettings mix messages fr buyers, what's the update on nakusp, the zoo & oregon? Some they're flushing out, others lotsa wormies & most say slow yet. What's the real story?


User_Name:
Rainbow Warrior
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
08:45:26 AM

Messages

scpicker maybe you should try getting a little blood on your hands, nothing goes better with pines in a pan like a good deer steak!! I for one must agree with ibud2020 the feeling of pulling the trigger on a nice buck and finding a patch of buttons are quite similar. Hey Garf it's TIME I feasted my eyes on 3 buttons found yesterday.................. full buckets to all :)


User_Name:
germany17
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
08:20:48 AM

Messages

Moms buying in Carson at the Mill store. If you dont wanna run back to Trout lake. She could use your business.


User_Name:
Hoop me gently
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
07:51:16 AM

Messages

How many hoops can a hoola hooper hoop if hoolahooping hoops in a hoolahooping hoopla? Just get out there and PIIIIIIICK!!!


User_Name:
scpicker
Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time:
06:52:12 AM

Messages

I find picking mushrooms a lot different than whitetail hunting. When you pick mushrooms, you don't kill any animals! If one were to just follow those deer instead of killing them, they might lead you right to the mushrooms. I'm all for getting rid of the competition but not if it means killing something/somebody...


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
11:13:07 PM

Messages

The first chapter of Genesis tells us in verse 26 that there is more than one God! ??? Thoughts? What are you thinking?


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
10:46:17 PM

Messages

Let all that the rain promise's and more be the gift from the Gods that come true this year! (GENESIS 1 verse 26)!


User_Name:
chattykat70
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
10:41:26 PM

Messages

Yukon Picker.....Did I read somewhere that you are heading to the Zoo... That is where my boyfriend Mark is at and I was there with him last season but have to work this season in town. Was a blast and I enjoyed the shroom picking experience for my first time there. Good luck if your heading up there..:)


User_Name:
tukaluk
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
10:30:55 PM

Messages

three buyers live in nakusp


User_Name:
chattykat70
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
10:25:46 PM

Messages

Are there any buyers in Nakusp, BC? How are the pines and shanties there right now??


User_Name:
itk
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
09:08:22 PM

Messages

Madman was that post needed? Pretty lame calling a guy out like that for trying to provide for his family and not relying on the proverbial gods for sustenance.


User_Name:
tukaluk
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
06:17:56 PM

Messages

looking 4 buyer lake cow van' island


User_Name:
tukaluk
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
06:17:42 PM

Messages

looking 4 buyer lake cow van' island


User_Name:
ibud2020
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
05:26:19 PM

Messages

Picking mushrooms is comparable with whitetail hunting. Once you learn it, it becomes a passionthat grows on you with experience and is nearly impossible to drop. You never know how successful you will be on any trip, you may have a high expectation and come out bit disapointed. But you can always count on the beautiful surroundings that made you love this endeavor!


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
03:54:33 PM

Messages

Well madman that is true. I love being out there. I still go when I can. I love being able to provide for my family and do enjoy accounting and computer tech. The big picture for me is that the small guys are making the big boys rich. Thats all. I do hope only the best for all the Pickers. Be safe out there and Goodluck all.


User_Name:
Yukon Picker
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
01:43:02 PM

Messages

NTMorels: Hi - Don't know where Iron Creek is - only picked in the Nass area. Look forward to mtg you sometime. Jude and I have shared many laughs and I've only known her for a couple yrs. How is the buying going up there? What are yr prices like? From this board - $15-$18/lb in BC. Understand Oregon is coming in early. Nass, Kitwanga just starting - really slow,late this yr.


User_Name:
Madman
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
12:28:25 PM

Messages

I find this mention of quit complaining or quit picking really....stupid. WHY QUIT A PASSION?....some of us pick because we LOVE it. Love the forest, love the hunt, love the life. Would you quit you passion (say....hoola hooping) if you friends stopped hiring you at their hoola parties? Or would you still hoola hoop and hang out with your friends regardless of the money you shoulda made?....You turd, glad you found you new passion "Accounting school".....way to go, how's the desk job?......Maybe you can frame some pictures of the forests you used to pick and hang them there to bring back those good old memories as that's all they are....memories.....some of us still live it, regardless. Sucker!


User_Name:
daddy in wa
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
10:48:33 AM

Messages

Ibud2020, I went out around the acme area last week and picked a few pounds of nice tight chants, but I don't think they are on strong there yet. Looks like rain for the next week and then it will get real good. I'd be interested in looking for some new areas in the Baker foothills if you are interested in sharing. I'm just a hobbyist. Daddy


User_Name:
ibud2020
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
09:13:42 AM

Messages

Anyone here picking Stevens Pass or Mt. Baker area?


User_Name:
Rainbow Warrior
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
07:15:34 AM

Messages

Garf.......................it has the feel and raining all night down here at the end of the lake. Was out in mount currie for fuel wed. and noticed nice white caps on the hilltops :). Yes it is a little early but my buddy and I just can't seem to stay out of the forest this time of the year with our mouths watering for the first buttons of the season :) take care , full buckets to all and Please everyone pack out what u pack in, Thanks


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Friday, September 17, 2010
Time:
01:35:31 AM

Messages

found some chants .... thats it ... about what i expected ..... but its raining again.....thats a good thing .... be awhile yet i think if they come at all..... gl full buckets ger


User_Name:
itk
Date:
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Time:
08:54:58 PM

Messages

The issue w spreading mycorihizal spores is that many factors are involved...substrate, moisture levels, temperture, and most importantly the age and species of tree. A mold such as lobsters will be much easier and quicker to establish then a mycorhizal, which could take a generation of pickers or more before a fruiting commercial crop appears.


User_Name:
scpicker
Date:
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Time:
05:07:02 PM

Messages

Unfortunately, walking around 'spreading the spores' is not the answer to growing mycorrhizal mushrooms. If it were that easy, we'd all be out of business. When I used to work for a buyer we'd dump many, many pounds of culled mushrooms in one spot in the forest in hopes of producing something but It never made any difference.


User_Name:
BUDmiser
Date:
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Time:
11:17:47 AM

Messages

I have been picking for 20 years+ and Ive seen the odd fluke grow off to the side by spore.I get 99% in the same place before the gills even form.I,m convinced that mycorizal roots make the matzis.The chants are also usually in pretty much the same place every year. I would be curious to see how this paper bag method works in an area that wasnt producing yet.I think heavy rainfall and optimum temperature is when spores do there thing.Is terrace/nass poppin yet?Prices? BEEN F,N DRY HASN,T IT?


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Time:
10:52:05 AM

Messages

Hmmm... Same old stuff here. I feel for the pickers. I know how it feels to go out there and have an awesome day, but still not make your gas money back. Two choices people... Either quit bitchn'and whining or quit picking. I chose the later. Went back to school and got a real Job. Goodluck to you all. Be safe out there.


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Time:
05:22:56 AM

Messages

kinda has the feeling in the air eh rainbow warrior??? i guess i could go check a few spots but i give up the sure thing to do that and man have i got a lot of wood to process.... hmmm what to do ... does seem a bit early as i had my first decent pick about the 26th last year.... i will post a couple of pictures on my facebook of the big boletes i found yesterday as i'm not really up on the kings and a lot seem to resemble them ... maybe someone could check it out and let me know if its kings.... this area has a few but not a lot i'm told ..... full buckets ger


User_Name:
Boletus Joe
Date:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time:
11:36:24 PM

Messages

I find all the $$$$$ dollar $$$$$$ amounts posted for different shrooms very interesting. From how much is obtained from chefs etc. at the kitchen door to how much is needed, to make picking a viable endeavor monetarily. What I don't see is (and I don't know if anyone can supply the numbers) what do the chefs have to pay if they are buying their product from the "Joes" of the world. How much more do they have to pay?? and of course there is the question of quality...... Having said that... I wonder just how easy it would be, if the "Joes" decided to go to the health board and complain that the products were not from a licensed wholesale distributor. Kind of makes you think.... I'm not sure if it is possible to buy"GOOD" wild mushroom product from anyone other than the picker that takes the time to build a relationship with the kitchens of the world.... I have in the past sold in the big smoke, and not once did any of my customers mention getting mushrooms from any suppliers in town. Only at times mentioned that they had dealt with other pickers like those that frequent the Matsiman sight et el. Go get em!!


User_Name:
nativeblackwidow
Date:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time:
08:43:47 PM

Messages

i posted my comments on my fb page and had a friend ask me where i got the chanties , i passed this site along so hopefully we will be getting more. My fb friend is from Florida


User_Name:
Shroomertom
Date:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time:
08:40:00 PM

Messages

Those pesky lobsters no one wants....selling for $12.50 and up. No one wants chanties either--they're selling well. If they're going to pay pickers starvation prices when there are bad crops--why not pass some of the savings along to the end users? it might make them more solvent and encourage them to do more with wild shrooms. The answer of buyers like one near K-Falls: damn the picker, I'll run crews.


User_Name:
nativeblackwidow
Date:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time:
07:37:19 PM

Messages

I am treeguys wife and to say im some pissed off at the buyer is a serious understatement. i know im a newbie at this picking buisness be my 4 yr? we've sold in the past to high end restaurants and taken them to the public market and ive seen whats there, its crap. Crap i leave in the bush and there selling for bs prices. The public is unaware that theres better product out there and if they buy from the picker better prices. id rather let my kids starve then sell my quality product to some smuck who buys it for a pittance and sells it for a huge profit . ive done sweated my last for these buyers and if hubby even thinks of selling our hard work to them then i will have no choice but to throw him down a mountain, lol. Happy picking all


User_Name:
treeguy
Date:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time:
07:28:32 PM

Messages

lol,looks like you kinda had that one coming ;),we all have different finance troubles,hell i spent 10$ on gas today n used 3 of it making $9.60 while watching the little woman get truly pissed off cuz the buyer i chose went through our 5+lbs,creamed out the chanty buttons n gave us $3lb,if id traveled 20 or mile n spent the 10 i put in i wouldve been a little choked.instead i informed her while smiling, {designated buyer for st jeans in port alberni} that i knew bloodly well the button chantys she got were worth 12 to 20+ a lb n watched her twitch as she was grading,having stew with chantrelle tonight !


User_Name:
Rainbow Warrior
Date:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time:
07:04:55 PM

Messages

Hey Treeguy well said, about the only thing I disagree on is the lack of pine patches in the mainland, depending how far up the valley you want to go. I was born in Hope and worked in Boston Bar for 23 years and have had a lot of luck finding the matsis from B.B. to chilliwack. full buckets to all and this rain hitting my roof for the last 2 hours has me smiling :)


User_Name:
JDS
Date:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time:
05:49:36 PM

Messages

TK...Sorry, but I can't decipher your message. Exactly what did you mean about not using 2010?


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time:
05:12:48 PM

Messages

I see your not using 2010 anymore, man we have had some rounds with you on here,JDS!


User_Name:
JDS
Date:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time:
04:40:49 PM

Messages

Thanks for the good laugh! A mushroom picker with his own corporation, and still can't make ends meet unless he has a $250 day. That's a hot one...but who knows, maybe it's all true. That coporation may need a little re-organization somewhere up the road. Like a little less fat at the top level for a start, then of course there's always those pesky fuel costs. Give me a break. My corporation (me) went picking today, but only came home with a few nice puffballs for dinner. But it sure was nice to be in the woods, and to know that I can still make it up the hill if the Matsi's do come up.


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time:
01:25:10 PM

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Just stopped in at some friends and a friend of theirs waz all excited because they sold chantys.... $27.00 worth. I have to gross at least $250.00 a day to make it work, I have alot of expenses. For the past 10 years I run it thru my Corporation. Although we have some fairly heavy fuel and vehicle repair expenses, maybe venue and advertising expenses and a percentage of corporate costs it is a better Net Profit than other things my company does. I spent a lot of $Loot and time making and distributing THE HISTORIC MATSUTAKE MUSHROOM FLUSH OF 2004, a one hour Documentary Film basically about us pickers on the adventures we undertake. It has been shown worldwide and at the Shenang China Mushroom Syposium in 2006. One response I got was from a New Zealander at the New Zealand Agriculture Centre (Yun Wang) . They are trying to grow Matsi in a controlled enviornment, they can get them going, however they die off before they can reproduce. cheers, enuff C


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time:
11:45:58 AM

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Keep it up fella's. Got to get the message out and let the Picker get his/her proper share. good link Doi. Good luck all, Be Safe Out there.


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Time:
11:37:59 PM

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cool link. I had a bit to do with the price of #1 and 2 in Victoria last year starting out at $48.00lb. I even cut #1s if a client asked about worms, however Asian customers are not as concerned about worms. As I mentioned the other grades went out for $12.00, I would have lots of sliced chunks and skin the stems. With a 1lb bag of Chantys I would usually give a chunk of Pine if the customer hadn't tried them before, as well I had a leaflet with the health benefits and properties of all the mushrooms. Even the whites were $8.00, a few customers got PO.d cause they were told I was sellin chantys at $8.00 so they would show up and I told them the whites are $8.00, they try to grind ya, however after a terrific soggy day picking and fending of bears, cougars, Timber West, logging gates, trucks, gas syphoners, flat tyres and ripped up rain gear, I politley say, NO, these are my prices.// Stick together the best we can with the prices and market direct is key. cheers,


User_Name:
treeguy
Date:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Time:
10:34:39 PM

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heyy,lookin forward to finding a few this year,its kind of funny,over the last few years my focus was chantys,i was living in the lower mainland n there just werent any pine patches around to annoy or distract me!,now that im looking forward to adding a few matsi to the bucket n showing my new wife the origins of my madness inflicted at a young age im being bombarded by the fact that the joes truly have screwed everyone out of some decent cash,unfortunately we the pickers have enabled them!.its nice to see as ive been out of the loop for most of a decade that some wildcrafters have realized that their social skills are useful in creating markets of our own and getting a decent price in a smaller market.whenever i was asked about lobsters or others by a restraunt owner in vancouver while i was delivering my chantys i would direct them to this website whenever possible and encourage them to contact a picker for their products,im sorry to say that i have nothing nice to say about the buyers who have gotten rich off of our sweat n backs over the last 30 yrs.average prices are easily 10/120$lb for chantys,lobster can n will be taken fresh at any french restraunt at the door for 10$lb no prob.i cringe to think what the big companys are charging after giving 1,3 n 5$lb tops,ive seen the product and taken their business quite easily,my wife was disgusted by the qaulity of the mushrooms the large companys were providing for a astonishing price,but the worst part was in alot of cases the smaller restraunt owners had come to beleive that mushroom rains n dried up crap was the best they could get!,ive always enjoyed proving that theory wrong... ;),anyways nuff rattlin on, full buckets to all n heres hopin the joes dont win again this year,we all know what the markets will bear ,but how long can we bear the joes?


User_Name:
pie eyed
Date:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Time:
05:44:31 PM

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looking for rods sroom shack randy


User_Name:
Doi
Date:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Time:
01:18:49 PM

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A lil light at thehttp://news.agforinsight.com/2009/10/pine-mushroom-price-disparity-grows.html end of the tunnel ...Maybe?


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Time:
12:24:42 PM

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I will pci Lobster if I have a market for it, buyers were taking them on the island last year from $4.00-$10.00lb which is OK, They are a terrific edible as we know. I haven't intentionally tried to colonize them, however I bet your idea would work. Russula patches are easy to I.D., so transporting a couple of buckets of Lobster may work, maybe even put them directly next to the host under the moss. The host Russulas are edible by themselves, although as the books say 'lack in flavour and have a woody texture, however I have mixed them in a white sauce but wouldn't rave about it. next week the Island will be popping. cheers. C


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Time:
10:29:22 AM

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cougarman, any luck with Lobster? lobster is a fungi that colonizes another shroom to grow. i'd like to try to colonize another area but don't know much about the ecology. good luck folks!


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Time:
08:31:19 AM

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I don't mean to be Negative, But its just the way it is. I don't pick anymore. It is not feasable for a single parent. I do miss it. when the bottom fell out, I went back to school and then got a good job. Look after yourselves out ther. Good Luck and Be Safe.


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Time:
08:25:35 AM

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The only way that Prices for Pines will go back up is in the Pickers hands. When a Picker sells at a lower price the big boys get rich, while the picker gets the shaft. Its been like this for almost 10 years. You have two choices.... Either quit complaining and Pick for almost nothing, or quit picking and force the prices back up. Sigh... Its that simple. Be safe out there people.


User_Name:
Ray Of Hope
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
11:22:44 PM

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Get this, all four buyers bosses got together down south & have decided the Pine prices (18/Lb) have gone up too fast so they all agreed to drop it to $15/Lb here in Anahim Lake. We really need some independant buyers here, ones that just want the product at any cost.


User_Name:
VCOMP
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
11:08:09 PM

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Thanks, Cougarman


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
10:28:20 PM

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p.s. I am called Cougarman because of my relatively peacefull meeitn with an adult Cougar which was ready to pounce from 12' from an overturned root system when I was picking Chantys on a severe sidehill. Always carry a large blade. When it happened there was momentary amazment, adn no fear until the Cougar left and I walked out, it waz a tad unnerving. You will have no problemn with a Cougar or Bear for that matter IF you carry a good weapon. cheers, to the Cougars.


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
10:14:03 PM

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ya, I turn the bag inside out once I have transported it to a new location. A regular brown paper bag from any shopping center fits into a 5gal bucket, depending on the temperature I will have holes in the side of the bucket but always in the bottom. You will see with chantys that the inside of the bag is stained yellow with spores and pines with white. Then at the suitable habitat I tear open the bag and either place it on the moss or even hang it from a tree in the rain. This works. Commonly before I leave the bush with chantys I will dump the whole bucket on a mossy area, clean them a bit and put them back in the bucket. I have done this for years, it takes a bit of time but the patches are better than ever. I have plenty of chantys at $12.00lb, and whites for $8.00, pines in a week or so. #1 & 2 $45.00lb, all other grades are $12.00. No worms. minimum orders apply (sunnyscharters@shaw.ca)


User_Name:
VCOMP
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
09:05:41 PM

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Courgarman: could you explain the paper bags some for me? Do you just leave the bag in an area to spread spores or turn the bag inside out and leave it. It's something I'd like to try. Email me if you like dlinde@telus.net Thanks


User_Name:
vexar69
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
08:40:33 PM

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hi i am looking for white chanty and possibly other varieties. I will be in Nakusp for a full day of picking on Thursday and maybe buying in the evening. If you can supply me with CLEAN white chanterelles email me I can pay "decent"... email contactdave69@yahoo.com


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
07:53:20 PM

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we can work with these logging shows. we know how, when and where they grow. Like I say, I purposefully spread spores by taking chantys via paper lining my buckets to areas that are promosing. As we know, chantys need a bit of light for warmth and are rarely found in darker forests. As well, I move flagged out pines to completley different areas on a sandy, south slope with a bit of sallal growing. on the island. c


User_Name:
ntmorels
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
10:30:43 AM

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Yukon Picker...yes, I have the honor to be Judiths brother...the older one. I am wondering...if they are here...are they around Iron Creek?....amazingly similar habitat..but different elevation.


User_Name:
G. Cunningham
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
09:59:10 AM

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I have Fresh, large amounts of chicken of the woods (polypore;sulfur shelf) contact me g.l.cunningham@eagle.clarion.edu or glck30@hotmail.com sell wholesale preferably


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
09:41:13 AM

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Thanks,Wild Side.Yes,that is sad news.Same old story,just a different year.Forestry couldn't care less about saving forests that produce mushrooms.


User_Name:
Yukon Picker
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
09:39:03 AM

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NTMorels: Are you Jude's bro? Amazing to find pines up there. Be interesting to see if they are up past Ft.Murray as you posted. Going south - Zoo area in a couple weeks - to check it out. I'll be watching for your posts - very interesting.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
09:10:51 AM

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tinker, right from Arrow Parks cable ferry. its at the 35 km intersection. logging to take place all over the area according to the map my wife saw. zig zag sheltercut pattern. contact the Nakusp forest service for more as that's all we know. a rather sad finding. peace.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
08:01:51 AM

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Wild Side,when you cross the ferry to fossial,are they logging the road to the left or right?Thanks


User_Name:
madman
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
07:55:12 AM

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Madwoman?...ALICE?....I am aware, however, with many years of picking experience of various varieties, I would never ingest any fungus without a positive identification no matter how similar it may look to others.....I need that liver and kidneys...I'm only 34 and they have to work till at least 90.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time:
07:38:17 AM

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nakusp - fosthall: getting sheltercut logged today. opening up existing roads as we speak. lots of white chanti's, few lobster and some hard pines (1's & 2's with very few flags). mostly under the hemlock. sufficient moisture. not many campers out there and most chanti volumne at the 'ol bbq' parking. prices and buyers unknown. all the best.


User_Name:
seasidemich
Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Time:
11:41:36 PM

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anything happen in Nakusp for pines?


User_Name:
Madwoman
Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Time:
11:13:23 PM

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Manman Did you eat the funnie little mushroon?Remember what happened to Alice! What a trip. Yes sir ree Take care keep the faith..


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Time:
11:08:35 PM

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Fresh Chanterelles for sale yellows $12.00lb, whites $8.00 minimum order 40lb c.o.d. Credit cards accepted. (sunnyscharters@shaw.ca) Delivery to Victoria-Nanaimo $70


User_Name:
Forager44
Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Time:
07:42:19 PM

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Madman, By 'skin', do you mean a slimy pellicle (removable)? Psilocybe coprophila is literally a 'dung-lover', and a possible candidate. Conifer Psilocybe (P. pelliculosa) is a wood-lover, so unlikely. There are many fungi specific to dung from different animals. Could be a Panaeolus. Check the spores if you can. If you're in Revelstoke, I suggest checking fields around Malakwa for libs...


User_Name:
Madman
Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Time:
03:17:16 PM

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If anyone knows?....I have found an interesting mushroom that very much resembles a miniature liberty cap-Psilocybin Semilancaeta. It has the same stalk, the same cap, and the same covering "skin" on the cap, but 1/3 the size, so a spore print is very difficult. Growing directly out of Elk turds in old growth forest by the dozens. I can not identify it in books. It appears closest to the Conifer Psilocybe, but much darker in colour and a few other slight differences. Would it have been in a farmers field or near one, I would have a better idea, but nothing of this sort nearby. Any ideas?-Revelstoke-ish area. Happy hiking...


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Time:
01:38:16 PM

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McKennas Panspermia Theory is that mushrooms spores are an interplanetary species. The shell casing of the Psilocybe spores is the hardest organic compund to exist in nature. The color of the shell is a hue of purple allowing the spore to completely deflect UV light for the sun and stars. I know how affected we mushrooms pickers get, especially in the middle of a Matsi patch that is flushing out with hundreds of pounds in the immediate vicinity. We breath in milions of spores every day and our own bodies, buckets, vehicles and such are transporters of spores... bravo to spores of the universe. ( I usually line my buckets with paper bags and place the empty spore covered bags in areas to propogate mushrooms... works well. c


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Time:
01:27:03 PM

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Google: 'The Weather Almanac 1998 Traveling Spiders' / many studies. one study found 45 species of spiders at alitudes between 33ft to 14700ft! Also huge mats of silken spider webs thousands of feet long and wide are found in high altitues over Yosemite park. Mushroom spores can survive in the highest altitudes and even beyond our atmosphere. Spores are incredibly adaptive and posses a built in intellegence that is uncomprehendible to us humans. The USA as an example, would be better off to elect a spore for President adn everyone would be better off. c


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Time:
01:15:56 PM

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It seems mushrooms spores catch rides on anything that moves. Moisture on the surface and underground, spores can end up in massive aquifers and move for miles below the surface. All animals and insects are capable of moving spores. Trees that fall in the forest balst spores into the atmosphere and with wind can travel all over the planet. Even tiny spiders can be sent into the high atmsphere and freeze up there and in many cases decend back to earth alive and survive if they land in a hospitible location. Mushromm spores are carried by logging trucks filled with trees, this is one reason you find alot of chantys and pines near logging shows, landing, sorts and around mills. Spores are great, long live the spores. C


User_Name:
ntmorels
Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Time:
01:04:57 PM

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or do the animals-bison here-poke holes through the caribou moss/spagnum ground cover and facilitate spore penetration into the duff layer?...if so, then what can we learn about harvest technique....I have been ever so gentle so as not to disturb the lichen cover....maybe I should forget that approach and wear heavier (caulk) boots and maybe get around with those walking sticks that folks are using these days. lol


User_Name:
Shoegy
Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Time:
11:14:21 AM

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I`ve also noted that the matsi`s are spored mostly by wild life growing on or near well used game trails.....do they transfer the spore?


User_Name:
ntmorels
Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Time:
10:02:32 AM

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well, my email address, if I post it here goes into the wide world and I will maybe get a lot of spam. I also hang out on Kitco forums where I am Bell Rock Miner and if you join that group you can PM me. My phone is 867 872 4038 and my name is James


User_Name:
hard walk
Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Time:
09:05:59 AM

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ntmorels interesting-what is your email?


User_Name:
hardwalk
Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Time:
09:02:52 AM

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ntmorels interesting-what is your email?


User_Name:
ntmorels
Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Time:
07:15:53 AM

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Some observations from this years experiences picking in the southern NWT. Mushrooms are occuring in middle aged Jackpine stands (banksian pine) with predominate caribou lichen ground cover with some spagnum moss in open forest areas. The best habitat is in hilly (eskers and sink hole) terrain and in areas that support lowbush blueberry. The concentration/occurance is obiously greater in areas where wood bison frequent...the greater the appearance of long term bison use...established trails, wallows etc...the concentration of mushrooms is significantly higher, the mushrooms bigger. What are those bison living on in those areas....there is almost no grass, they do not seem to be browsing the lichens or shrubs or the fungi? In areas of deeper spagnum in conjunction with caribou lichen the mushrooms are larger, longer stemmed and heavier...probably due to more moisture available for longer periods in the mossy duff. The habitat I am describing is, of course, the predominating forest cover in most of the southern NWT south of the Shield country. I am betting that the Athabasca Sand Dune country south of Lake Athabasca...north of Ft McMurray to Ft. Chipewyan on the winter trail must be amazing Pine mushroom country and would be well worth exploring if anyone with access to that area ever reads this. I have yet to find a single mushroom that has any worms. I began finding mushrooms here on Aug. 29.. and most of the mushrooms were already old aged, fully mature specimens and there were many decomposing (mass of black slime) mushrooms which suggests that they had been growing for 2 to 3 weeks. What the the timeframe from first emergence to maturity and decomposition? Next year I will be monitoring the patches from early August, if not before, but it would be good to have information from other peoples experience. ntmorels


User_Name:
ntmorels
Date:
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Time:
08:55:57 PM

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I do wonder a lot about the effects of frost on Pine emergence. Can we expect the season to end abruptly if it gets down to...say -3C?...or will it continue or improve as it does with some other species? . We are about one week away from falling leaves....many geese and today Sandhill and white cranes moving south in large numbers and killing frost in the forecast for tomorrow night. The signs are for early and hard winter. And I wonder too if folks on the 'outside' train dogs for this work. My old lab is on her last legs at 16years and I am wondering if, when she goes, I might get another and try to train her for this (finding pines). Anyone with experience in this? ntmorels


User_Name:
ntmorels
Date:
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Time:
08:38:08 PM

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nothing like $40.00 lb in Ft. Smith for a long time. Best -real-offer was 1/2 that from one buyer 10 days ago but fallen since then. Many mature Pines showing up here and new emergence is appearing with rain. Picked 45 lb in 3.5 hours (2 pickers) of #3's and older a couple of days ago....about 50 individual #1's and 2's in an hour last night with a group of 'student' pickers...sometimes you get lucky, eh? This is 'discovery year' for pines in this area...almost no one knows what they are and pickers need to be taught. Will heavy frost end season? We are all newbies here but learning fast. Thank you to MATSIMAN for this good resource. ntmorels


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Time:
06:09:48 PM

Messages

wow you people are late up in the Nass, the usual program with matsi is the Nass hits, then Nakusp and Boston bar, then over to the Island, then Oregon and Californiaye. I suspect those pines are rumbling under ground, got a drizzle just happening right now on Island east coast, the chantys are just startin to pop, however too small for me to bother, thousands of those 'pin heads' comin on. have to watch the ol' boots when snoopin around, easy to crush a good patch... nest week be on. This is 2 weeks behind last year, although rain records are slightly higher this year, we had alot of heat... good luck. cheer, C


User_Name:
bigfoot
Date:
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Time:
04:38:38 PM

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the prices suck here in terrace 15 at frenchies we need more buyers here so prices can go crazy french said he got 9 pounds last night one guy f- slow


User_Name:
cranberrydawg
Date:
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Time:
01:39:37 PM

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Here's the latest skinny on the Zoo: ZIPPO!!!!! Virtually no mushrooms of any kind in the early patches. As for the trees, it is a poor year for cone production, which concerns me...there being a fairly obvious link between bumper cone crops and bumper pine crops...of course I could be mistaken...as I am at least 50% of the the time when it comes to fungus in general...At any rate, we all know that Mother Nature has a devious sense of humour so...for the time being let's just cross our fingers shall we?


User_Name:
Yukon Picker
Date:
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Time:
11:21:51 AM

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Any news on Zoo or Kitwanga? Heard NWT was $40/lb - Ft. Smith. What are prices around Terrace? Getting excited for the season - hoping for good prices and good picking.


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Time:
05:30:44 AM

Messages

Greetings All. Anybody out there that can get Pisolithus tinctorius? Also known as deadmans foot, dog turd mushroom or snuff mushroom. They grow along side the road and on cut banks. I need about 100 pounds @ 12.50 per pound. I pay shipping. Email me for proper harvest. I just need the tops, not the root. Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
WANDERER
Date:
Friday, September 10, 2010
Time:
11:12:00 PM

Messages

THANKS MADMAN,Any word on terrace,or @ zoo


User_Name:
Rainbow Warrior
Date:
Friday, September 10, 2010
Time:
07:18:59 PM

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Nothing to report from my neck of the woods, very dry still. Would be nice to see about a week of steady rain, would suck for work but sure would be nice for the forest :)


User_Name:
Madman
Date:
Friday, September 10, 2010
Time:
06:57:39 PM

Messages

Nakusp...$15.00...very very few...wormy as hell...$26, 3 days in a row....noone buying chanterelles...if so.....$1.00....great hiking though, but no animals seen aside from Ravens.


User_Name:
wanderer
Date:
Friday, September 10, 2010
Time:
06:25:46 PM

Messages

Bella koola,@ $12 for number 1s,any word on nakusp/arrow lake


User_Name:
Mushroom-trader
Date:
Friday, September 10, 2010
Time:
05:38:35 PM

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Mushrooms!!! Anybody require Chanties = Fresh Yellows - $6.00 per pound - bradynsmith@me.com


User_Name:
empty bucket
Date:
Friday, September 10, 2010
Time:
03:31:39 PM

Messages

Mushroom buying station north of Merville store, opening next week. Will post details later. Good picking everybody. Empty bucket


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Friday, September 10, 2010
Time:
10:18:53 AM

Messages

The last time I was in that area Garf , they had started to log the back end. It was looking sad. Hope it is still good mushy hunting for you guys. Good luck all. Be safe.


User_Name:
shoegy
Date:
Friday, September 10, 2010
Time:
09:53:26 AM

Messages

Now if you can get them before the Elk do scpicker.


User_Name:
scruff
Date:
Friday, September 10, 2010
Time:
07:58:11 AM

Messages

WE have some interesting weather on the way RW


User_Name:
Rainbow Warrior
Date:
Friday, September 10, 2010
Time:
07:22:07 AM

Messages

WOW it was nice to hear the rain hit my roof last night but was short lived, going to run to Pemberton today for supplies and gunna check a few spots on my way out, still early but what else is a guy to do :) happy harvest to all!!


User_Name:
scpicker
Date:
Friday, September 10, 2010
Time:
06:20:32 AM

Messages

Found first button yesterday on Sunshine Coast! Recent rains and some coolish nights bring it on in the same spot I always find that first one. The rest will be a few weeks away...


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Friday, September 10, 2010
Time:
05:51:36 AM

Messages

hey MtM the harper is it logged away in there now ??? its been a few yrs since i've been there and i think we drove back 24 kms or so .... i know where we camped there was a big creek and bridge..... is that 13 kms camp where they used to camp both sides of the road ,,, right beside it and it was a fairly long stretch st8 rows maybe 100 yds.... when i was there we used to have to drive out to the highway and head back towards the zoo and down below the highway on the left in a hollow there was 3 buyers Cathy ,,, someone for bettys best and another .... nice people good times ... old fellow there used to drive the mushrooms as he couldnt pick much anymore and he used to sell hot showers ... pretty darn nice after a few days.... beer runs to stewart .... we need two days of rain to kick something full buckets ger


User_Name:
HEPKAT
Date:
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Time:
11:50:41 AM

Messages

Hey Garf... I live in an area that has little or no mushy area's close by. I do miss it. I would pick for a weekend or two if I could. Who knows? It is addicting. Would be nice to get out of my office and trek the mountains again. You all look after yourselves out there. Be safe people. Good Luck.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Time:
09:13:39 AM

Messages

Yay! More Rain!


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Time:
05:56:25 AM

Messages

ok Hepkat ts for that... hopefully your career is fulfilling .... i just love the woods so its hard for me to give it up and i do ok selling privately..... will you do it in your spare time still??? hard to shake it i think.... anyhow gl and ts ,,, i read you wrong ..... ger


User_Name:
forest floor
Date:
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Time:
05:33:37 AM

Messages

hello out there. i am looking for those elusive white baskets to ship mushrooms. if you have a stockpile or know a place i can buy them please email me at ipearson111@hotmail.com. anyone interested in sending large quantities of chanterelles may also respond. ty


User_Name:
hide and seek
Date:
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Time:
01:06:26 AM

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camped for 3 days checking progress ,matsi cotten started time is time , got to eat some hedgehogs and whites :) time will tell on the people getting together thing , i know i found 1 number in new york city that will need 20 pnds a week of matsis when they start ,hmmm maybe make 100 calls or 200 ,really its just creating (finding)demand for more than i can pick, then letting the love roll onto the next,just for the sake of being kind!!


User_Name:
Madman
Date:
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Time:
12:02:01 AM

Messages

Nothing happening anywhere....


User_Name:
MtM
Date:
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Time:
01:21:37 PM

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Just came down from the Harper....bone dry.....found a couple of Chanties, heard of a couple of cauliflower....buyer at 13 km camp but closed right now.....a few at the Zoo, but nobody picking/finding anything.....not a lot of faces as we speak, but that will change I'm sure....hang in there.....good luck! Heading back this aft......found my partner, so please no more calls.......thanks....!


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Time:
08:38:26 AM

Messages

Yay! It rained ;-)


User_Name:
hepkat
Date:
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Time:
08:32:49 AM

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Thank you for the Congrats Garf. I appreciate it. Good luck this season to you and yours. :-)


User_Name:
hepkat
Date:
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Time:
08:31:21 AM

Messages

LOL... Don't mean to be negative Garf. It's the truth... Right? I stuck it out hopeing the price would go up, alas it didn't. I really enjoyed being out there Picking, I just couldn't keep it up at such low prices. I do enjoy my new carreer. Hope the price stays up for you guys. Stay safe out there.


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Time:
12:16:57 AM

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Hey HepKat congrats on your career move.... and ts for the heads up ... sure am glad there is another x picker .... maybe you should take up marketing because when the price went down to 4 you shoulda been able to figure out how to get more... you should be able to learn that.... until then enjoy your job and we really don't need your negative remarks


User_Name:
Dingo
Date:
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Time:
10:45:12 PM

Messages

In BC, Anyone know the value of the Ling Chi? or called North American Reishi? or called Ganoderma? and where to sell them?


User_Name:
Scruff
Date:
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Time:
10:28:38 PM

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Took a quick look at the 800 m level arround Pemberton. So dry and not a single mushroom of any kind. Faint smell of mats bud. Another weekend of huk berry picking on the way. Small patch on my land will get the sprinkler.


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Time:
09:55:53 PM

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Recon yesterday for chantys only. Put on about 400km. Doesn't take me long in each path. One patch selectivley picked so I got about 2.5lb buttons, another patch could have done the same, 2 other patches one here and there with those pin heads starting to show up. IF I decided to pick the whole day maybe 10lb, not worth hurting the patches and effort. Call my clients tommorow and tell them another 10 days. My price will be $10.00. I have to be picking at least 5lb an hour to make it worth while. C


User_Name:
Trawler
Date:
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Time:
09:00:48 PM

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Reporting here from the Southern Oregon Coast. Nice rain today, with more in the forecast. Should do wonders for the chanterelles and boletes. Lobsters have been growing very well for the past month or so. Too well, apparently. many buyers are shut down, and others on poundage limits. Price down to $3, if you're lucky. Chanterelles holding at $7 though, and there have been a decent amount coming in from the Coos County Forest, but the until-now dry weather has been slowing them down. Went inland from the coast the other day hoping to strike it rich on perennial huge producing patches. We found 1 mushroom each. Far too dry, far too high. Just a hint for those on the Southern Oregon coast: stay on the coast. I have no idea about the dune pines. At $1000+ for a permit, I doubt if I ever will.


User_Name:
Bucketloads
Date:
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Time:
07:45:03 PM

Messages

Nakusp...chanterelle market gone....don't waste your time unless you love hiking for the pure love of it.....$1 /lb if they even buy them, some they won't. Pines coming few and far between, very early, so wormy....was selective in the forest and only took 6 lbs of about 12 lbs found...could only sell 2 still. Lobsters-No market. 2 of 3 buyers gone for now. OUCH! Still a great place to hike in the forest...Had a lovely day!


User_Name:
Bucketloads
Date:
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Time:
07:40:23 PM

Messages

Nakusp....chanterelle market gone....don't waste time unless you like hiking for pure love of the forest....$1/ lb if they even buy. Forget it. Pines around in very limited quantities, but very early so very wormy. 7 lbs taken today.......2 lbs purchased.....and I was already selective in the forest. 2 of 3 buyers gone for now. Still a lot of fun in the forest for me though!


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Time:
05:34:23 PM

Messages

Thanks for the suggestions about trying to get a fairer price for efforts. please keep em comin'... they'll only help those willing to try. also miticulously clean mushrooms and try speaking with chef's in early afternoon. East Kootenays Can. : lots of rain lately, last week we found button scaper stalks and k. boletes. Aug 15 flagged out pine near Golden, L. Quartz ck #hwy1. today we took the boat up the river searching for new bolete location(s) but zip. still an awesome day. stay safe and happy trails.


User_Name:
arty_glass
Date:
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Time:
04:09:03 PM

Messages

Just checked out Terrace over long weekend. Nothing happening except few lobsters. Mary was paying 4/lb for lobsters. Frenchy and Psycho also buying lobsters. Not one king bolete yet and no one getting any pines yet. $20/lb for pines at Mary's but no buyers yet even in the Nass. Everything is very late this year. They just started getting rain in the last week or so.


User_Name:
Sam in BBY
Date:
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Time:
01:53:49 PM

Messages

hey all !! haven't been here for a while ... been picking chants for the past 2 weeks ... no poundage yet but it's on it's way !! nice clumps of whites (button stage ) goldens are almost white from growing mostly under the moss .... but I managed to find some nice ones !! ganodermas are doing good , also found a nice chicken of the woods . will post pics. later . full buckets everyones !!


User_Name:
wanderChris
Date:
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Time:
11:21:12 AM

Messages

Looking forward to rounding that corner at Kitwanga tomorrow and getting back north to some familiar ground. I know its still a bit early, but has there been any talk of prices in north west BC?


User_Name:
Hepkat
Date:
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Time:
10:43:10 AM

Messages

Hey there People I see that there is still the same problems here. When the Price went down to $4 a pound i went back to school. Got myself s real job. I am not going to bust muy butt for the Joe's of the mushy world. It is up to you "the Pickers" you want to make the Buyers rich? or Do for you? Either quit complaining and Pick Mushrooms... Or Quit Picking? ... It is up to you guys.


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Time:
10:03:09 AM

Messages

My picking partner and I got a basket each of lobsters and chanties over the weekend and put a lot of time and work into it, we won't go out a gain for at least another week.


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Time:
06:29:34 AM

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I went out yesterday and scouted one of my earliest spots .... there was absolutely nothing which kida suprised me ..... i expected at least the boletes to be showing.... doesn't mean there isn't any in other little spots .... just that i wont go back here for a few weeks.... usually i get some in august and september.... no red scabres nadda .... woodpile time gl all ger


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Monday, September 06, 2010
Time:
04:13:08 PM

Messages

Boletus Joe said it right,we usually don't get what we want in life.Sometimes you just have to move on and make the best of it.


User_Name:
Boletus Joe
Date:
Monday, September 06, 2010
Time:
12:07:11 PM

Messages

Co-op and unions aside, no matter how organized one may be, the freight (shipping) is your biggest cost in both time and money. Unless you can market your product close to home, or know a mushroom savy airline pilot... that you can trust with your girlfriend....... then I would suggest that the "Joe's" of the world (in which I do not include myself) will always be driving the bus. A sad reality to be sure..... so I would say, Enjoy what picking there is left and dry, dry, dry... and maybe freeze. Have an enjoyable season people.


User_Name:
Rainbow Warrior
Date:
Monday, September 06, 2010
Time:
10:21:12 AM

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Yes Garf I'm home for the next 6 months and evrything feels so GOOD. The salmon have returned about 2 weeks early for our creek but hopefully that is a sign of GOOD things for the next month. The mountians here all have a nice white hat, and the once green river looks much like the mighty Fraser. I have noticed the In-shuck have logged quite an area since I left here in feb. :( more mushroom ground gone for our life time. Anyway it's a BIG valley and they can't get it all lol full buckets to all.


User_Name:
vexar69
Date:
Monday, September 06, 2010
Time:
08:50:54 AM

Messages

Hey bucketloads where are you located and what price are you hoping for? How much do you have as well.


User_Name:
Morelmaniac
Date:
Monday, September 06, 2010
Time:
08:07:41 AM

Messages

Egos, Self Preservation and Individualistic Idealism are the enemy's of any type of collective movement. We all know that the commercial aspect of mushroom hunting will not allow for these characteristics to be easily set aside. Those who wish to consider "Unionizing" will need to find retired harvesters who know how to market Fair Trade Groups. There are enouph Internet savy individuals out there that can utilize "Facebook" or other sites in order to promote Pro Harvesters and their products. Just a thought. Gerry


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Monday, September 06, 2010
Time:
07:05:01 AM

Messages

cool and moist here this morning and i see when i started picking last year so it isn't long and there will be some .... just a matter of how many...... Rainbow you looking at a mountain by a big lake ??? in other words are you home??? i can feel it in the air also and as you do i shop mine ..... organizing is the difficult part in any mushroom buying venture... then trying to deal with the bottomless pockets of the cartel as they try to crush you .... hopefully one day but til then .... i'll be in the woodpile.... full buckets ger


User_Name:
scpicker
Date:
Monday, September 06, 2010
Time:
01:02:01 AM

Messages

Oit, chanties will shortly be a dime a dozen...


User_Name:
alvo
Date:
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time:
08:43:59 PM

Messages

vanisle cats,comox valley,she buys at the salal buying station behind the country market on the way to campbell river ,on the right past the golf course,if she is not open then phone st. jeans cannery in nanaimo or campbell river, to bad nearly all the good patches are logged around here,I can never find enough good ground that is not all ready being picked around there.


User_Name:
oit
Date:
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time:
08:36:08 PM

Messages

i have some top quality yellow chanties for sale---how much are you fair trade, co-op and picker union organizers willing to pay for them? post up your cash price and lets see how serious you are


User_Name:
Bucket loads
Date:
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time:
07:45:28 PM

Messages

Where could one sell Wh. Chanty's aside from roadside buyers in Revy/ Nakusp area?


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time:
06:57:00 PM

Messages

for lack of a more acceptable term, the co-op or whatever it can be called, is just a small step towards gathering ideas re: fair trade for wild foods. considering the vast peoples out there into fungi, a difficult task. there are more voices that visit Matsiman at this time of year so it could be helpful to share valuable input. if not here, then perhaps at a few campfires on the trail. action has to start somewhere, sometime. coffee fair trade had to start somewhere, how can it be applied to wild foods? peace.


User_Name:
the wanderer
Date:
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time:
06:34:59 PM

Messages

hey tc just seen the videos,seen mitchel working jackies,in calgary right now,looking to go to nakusp,first time exploring,a little closer to home,best place to set-up the RV???where if any are the depots,gonna miss the harper,and Terrace,say hi to Greg P


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time:
03:22:03 PM

Messages

A tad early. Will head out tommorow again in a different direction. I agree with a picker Union of sorts, like a Civil war of renegades. We are in control of the pick as individuals, but not the sell unless we go direct and cut out the middle man. Or band in a Co-op. I waz never Union, however support Union organizations when run well and not controlled by the Mob. Never happen tho, we are too hay-wire, thats why we are pickers. another good weather site is: TuTiempo.net, C


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time:
03:00:06 PM

Messages

Hey there folk ,, as much has I do want to be optimistic , we have the biggest and baddest drought on my memory here on New England, damn , perhaps I would primly could start hunting cactus , ain't that them cactus fellows are hard to see, it's just plain dry, the only solace that I find and I will say, it's an small one, it's that in my farm, I have had so far have had the best shitake crop ever, , however ;Thar's no consolation for me, I ' m getting the damn "matsi fever", nevertheless I never got matsi fever before, I do get morel fever after the winter though, but ain't never got matsi fever , My year has being disastrous, that's why I'm Johnsing ,so much.


User_Name:
RainbowWarrior
Date:
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time:
12:42:12 PM

Messages

fresh snow on the mountians here .............. getting so close I can taste the matsi's Mmmm . It would be nice if the pickers were all on the same page and when the buyers go low we just don't sell!! For the last 5 years my buddy and I have not relied on buyers to take our prized shroomies, when they go low we find our own markets and we seem to have no trouble getting rid of our excess, but year after year there are many peolpe that can't afford to shop thier product around and $2 a lb is more than they started the day with so they still sell for next to nothing!! I worked Union for 22 years and must say there is strength in numbers just have to keep everyone together, that is the hard part. Anyway I am excited for the season to start my mouth is watering talking about it. Full buckets to all and have a safe labour day weekend :)


User_Name:
vanislecats
Date:
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time:
11:16:38 AM

Messages

comox valley, I haven't been out as yet, friends have and are getting them. I wanted to see if there is any interest before going any further. My e-mail is annie_the_catlady@hotmail.com


User_Name:
Morelmaniac
Date:
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time:
10:30:15 AM

Messages

Wild side. The Mushroom Community is just a phrase to describe the people who enjoy hunting for shrooms. That's it, That's all. Gerry


User_Name:
hide and seek
Date:
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time:
09:58:13 AM

Messages

the concept of a union ,means people have to come together ..... "unite" pull together our resources ,for the good of all. this takes a meeting ,ones who dont attend would soon want to join ,for it would be profitable ... and one of my main thoughts would be education of sustainable practices /with the result being picks for the future seasons to come ,its a big world and we have in common the Woods and what it brings to the table for many!!!!!!!! suggestions and feedback to this will build it strong ..... we the people not the greedy :)


User_Name:
forest floor
Date:
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time:
08:27:43 AM

Messages

looking for shipping baskets for chanterelles. any help woud be much appreciated. contact me at ipearson111@hotmail.com


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time:
08:09:16 AM

Messages

Morelmaniac- just curious about the organization and definition of the 'mushroom community'. is there an organized one? spokesperson (s), mission statement and such... Cougarman , please direct me to where I can find chef's reviews for Can. fungi. btw: finding button Boletes in my neck of the woods. Peace. weilerhart@shaw.ca


User_Name:
comox valley
Date:
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time:
02:09:05 AM

Messages

vanislecats,,,, do you have any product to sell as far as mushroom at this time i maybe intrested if you do ,,,email address would be good i will get back to you soon ,,,,TY


User_Name:
big foot
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
11:39:16 PM

Messages

to hide and seek go for it man things have to change the buyers f-use every year they say they make no coin but we all no thats b.s.not all are like that but ya union style anyway slow up here in terrace b,c


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
11:02:35 PM

Messages

meanwhile the Chefs and blogs brag about how great our Canadian Mushrooms are and they sell for a fortune. The pickers are the key to the whole industry ( a blatant word for it) . Last year I drove in thru logging gates and waz locked in so had to overnight with just emergency gear, so I headed back into the patch with no fuel and picked the next day. When I drove out, what waz left of thepathces waz comin down the hill on logging trucks... raw logs headed to the USA. They are taking every twig down on the Island. Criminal. C


User_Name:
Bushman Dan
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
10:48:35 PM

Messages

NAKUSP....right now...Prices...$2/lb lobsters....$2.50 Chanty's....I trudge through the forest all day long for miles and THIS IS IT?....don't waste your time coming they are few and far between and not growing everywhere. Pines haven't even come yet, but I'm told they will be $8.00/lb and drop to $3....how could they set this price when they don't even know supply?....sounds week for all us pickers and a bit deviant. Stay home or come and enjoy a walk in the forest...at the end of the day you might get $30.


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
09:45:01 PM

Messages

Right on TK, but I quess if anyone comes out yer way they already know where they are going. I waz out in a patch that I picked for over 20 years and some people from Quebec were in there and said "What are you doing in our mushroom patch"! First time I ever saw them.... they had cleaned it out. It waz a patch that I look at and if its not doing well I leave it alone. p.s. when I mention Port renfrew rain -fall records, it is because the Rain Guaging station is out at the hatchery. There are no commercial patches in that area left......clearcut everyone. C


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
09:17:16 PM

Messages

A bunch of picker's better not come this way as it will do them no good, the people that know this area are having a hard time! That's why the price is what it is!


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
06:44:02 PM

Messages

Cougarmans Weather Report: For Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island---2009 August rain waz 46mm, ----2010 August rain waz 54.2mm.---- August 2010 saw one extraordinary almost a record day of rain, with another day of a record Low temperature.--- // You can get current and Historic Data from {The National Climate Data and Information Archive} (google) or {www.climate.weatheroffice.gc.ca} Right now the temperature is dropping and low clouds are moving in as I look across to Saltspring Island. // I look at my last years Chanty records: Sept 2-4. fairly good actually... better head out tommorow. C


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
03:13:46 PM

Messages

Moisture: "Humidity is the amount of water vapour in the air. It may condense into water droplets under certain circumstances" -- "High humidity can be a problem in a vineyard as it can encourage Fungal growth at certain levels."-- The humidity right now on the Islands West Coast is between 77%-93%. Starting Monday we have a 40%-93% chance of rain over a 7 day period. I figure Wed will be the day I'll fill the gas tank and do a serious recon. C.


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
02:59:07 PM

Messages

Yo Garf: Ya, the white chantys are a very good mushroom and some places can be picked in abundance, tho I find that they don't come back as good as Yellows. I won't be retailing as heavy as last year, which waz fun. Haven't been out on a pcik yet, don't get the vibe, I see a bit of ground in other areas, and dry as a bone. Pines.... another 2 weeks. Boletes are a good seller to, I have a couple of great patches... not forest, meadow in Oak Groves. This week tho, I'll head out, rain or not. Luck everyone. Lets turn the buyers pockets inside out. C p.s., Black Bear at 100 feet last week, he just wandered off, cool. Woulda been a great video, however didn't want to point the camera at him.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
02:56:11 PM

Messages

TK, I am just not wanting to see a bunch more pickers go there thinking they can actually sell for that price. Most of these guys can't afford the loss from that kind of trip right now....


User_Name:
vexar69
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
02:27:33 PM

Messages

Me again! I can supply Chanterelles. Delivered anywhere in BC and AB, and Montreal / Toronto. Email contactdave69@yahoo.com


User_Name:
vexar69
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
02:25:13 PM

Messages

Hey i am wondering about Nakusp? What's out there? I may drop by and buy next week. All for small markets. email contactdave69@yahoo.ca


User_Name:
hide and seek
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
10:30:34 AM

Messages

me and a couple of friends are doing the research and development to sell direct ,restaurants and japan ,we will be buying next year with the focus being what the pickers deserve,this is a move in the non greed format. pickers for pickers ,but most of all the love for the hunt !!!!!! union style


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
09:57:45 AM

Messages

Okay TK.... I have talked to other pickers in that area and I am not hearing the same thing. I have heard that most buyers are not buying lobster up in WA at the moment and that the closing price was 2 a pound.


User_Name:
Morelmaniac
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
09:03:54 AM

Messages

"Notice" to all Mushroom enthusiasts who have had dealings with one Chris Matherly, leader of "The Morel Mushroom Hunting Club". Please read the notice posted on the Mad Morel Board if you have interest in an "Awareness Campaign" being started regarding Chris Matherly and his continued unacceptable actions within the mushroom community. Thank-You. G. Landry.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
06:56:23 AM

Messages

oops, different year... hopefully you get the idea... about Joe Chung, its about an idea that could be happening, not the name of an actual person. perhaps a coincidence. hypothesis is based upon suggestions posted on Matsiman over the years. As well, some personal experiences speaking with buyers and flying pines out a few years ago. careful about being misled by questionable info. expences are rising, resources are dwinling so from a small microbusiness perspective, be wise or your wallet will suffer. take care.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
06:47:03 AM

Messages

same year, same poop! stay safe and have fun :-)


User_Name:
hide and seek
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Time:
12:57:17 AM

Messages

the last 2 weeks are the same as the whole month of sept 09 ,time to play hide and seek!!!! allotropa virgata hiking spotin time.3000-6000.


User_Name:
vanislecats
Date:
Friday, September 03, 2010
Time:
06:58:44 PM

Messages

Does anyone know of any buyers in the Comox Valley for Chantys or Lobsters?


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Friday, September 03, 2010
Time:
12:57:33 PM

Messages

Hi Carla, I'm a little leary about telling you who I sold them to right now, I will tell you soon tho, when the price drops! How ever I will tell you that it wasn't Perry, he is paying $6.50 a lb.


User_Name:
Morelmaniac
Date:
Friday, September 03, 2010
Time:
11:06:57 AM

Messages

Jennifer C. Give Gerry a call please.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Friday, September 03, 2010
Time:
08:45:53 AM

Messages

Hi TK, Who did u sell the Lobsters to?


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Friday, September 03, 2010
Time:
12:36:55 AM

Messages

I sold lobsters in Randle for $7.00 a lb, White chanties are $5.00 and yellows are $8.00, I didn't ask about huckelberries which is what most people are picking now. There is now five buy stations set up in Randle, within two weeks it will probaly be ten!


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Friday, September 03, 2010
Time:
12:13:05 AM

Messages

i think i got over 40 a lb last year .... maybe not quite but i never went below 10 and my high was around 40 ..... slips i don't get ... private buyer ..... so all this talk about Joe Chung ..... joe who?? no dough ..... heard the chantrelles are coming a bit .... til then ,,, maybe a little walk around tomorrow in between loads ..... til then i'll be in the wood pile .... full buckets and a bit more rain,,, iike 3 inches spread over 10 days


User_Name:
Bushman Dan
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
09:49:56 PM

Messages

What is the current price walking into a buyer for White Chanty in the Kootenays RIGHT NOW!


User_Name:
ntmorels
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
09:23:05 PM

Messages

Pine Buyer...it is way late tonight, too late to call. Tomorrow I am in the bush and will phone you in the evening....6-7pm your time. NT Morels


User_Name:
NORTHERN BEAR
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
08:16:55 PM

Messages

THX I WISH IT TO RAIN FOR TWO WEEKS, peace out


User_Name:
hard walk
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
07:12:03 PM

Messages

there is no body at the zoo yet so the price is not 40 bl no mushrooms baybe 2 weeks right matsiboog no campers or buyers


User_Name:
hard walk
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
07:10:48 PM

Messages

there is no body at the zoo yet so the price is not 40 bl no mushrooms baybe 2 weeks right matsiboog no campers or buyers


User_Name:
hard walk
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
07:05:28 PM

Messages

there are no buyers at the zoo yet so the mushrooms are not 40 lb matsiboog right


User_Name:
haRD WALK
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
07:00:44 PM

Messages

THERE ARE NO BUYS AT THE ZOO SO ITS NOT 40 BL NO MUSHROOMS YET


User_Name:
hard walk
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
06:58:01 PM

Messages

there are no buyers at the zoo yet because there is no mushrooms so its not 40 lb right


User_Name:
matsiboog
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
06:27:32 PM

Messages

$40/lb for non-wormy


User_Name:
northern bear
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
05:58:57 PM

Messages

hello another year of sweet pines to harvest, any buyers at the zoo? plus what is the price per pound?


User_Name:
vagabond
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
11:55:56 AM

Messages

i plan on heading to kitwanga-does anyone know if the pines are coming in and what the prices are.any info would be greatly appreciated


User_Name:
pine buyer b.c.
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
11:23:48 AM

Messages

ntmorels, I was there last year and it was kind of a bust, but I know they can go good there. I will be able to take your call at 250-672-0324(tonight) or 250-672-0043(today) cheers!


User_Name:
ntmorels
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
09:39:35 AM

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Hello, I have found what appears to be a large emergence of Pine Mushrooms in an area of the southern NWT. Large as in many hundreds of pounds...although for these mushrooms, this year, the season seems to be very advanced. I am looking for a buyer/buyers to whom I might ship these mushrooms...air frieght from Hay River NT.... I have no experience with the Pine trade, although I do know enough to positively identify this species...would appreciate any link to buyers that you can post. Regards


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
07:47:20 AM

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Nakusp area - what's up there?! we are heading out there next week. spoke with a buyer a few days ago. little volume coming in in town. Bushman Dan - there may be some interest in your wild shrooms in Revelstoke. talk with chefs early afternoon. Peace. (no responses re: Joe Chung stuff?!...if some truth then PINE prices will stay low for a very long time. Time will tell).


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Time:
07:29:00 AM

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cougarman ,,you get a few white shants on the island.... i've only nosed around there once and found a few but no whites ..... i get lots around here ,,very aromatic and probably could find some pines now too but they would only be around my indicator trees.... red capped scabre stalk also.... had some rain now and been cool in the evenings .... if you have a big market for whites let me know.... i guess i could shop them here also ..... kinda busy doing firewood and fence rails .... i have wood from here to highwater .... ger


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Time:
08:23:01 PM

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HI Geezer still pretty slow and the Lobsters are not very popular right now, so everyone is on quotas... sigh. But the little rain we got has the Chantys pretty at least ;-)


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Time:
07:53:14 PM

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Bushman Dan,yes,you do have to cross over to Nukusp.There are no buyers open for pines yet,but, I'm sure if you were to bring some in they would open.There is a buyer open for the shantys.


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BUSHMAN DAN
Date:
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Time:
07:27:40 PM

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Picking North of Shelter Bay South of Revelstoke...where is the nearest buyer?....do I have to cross over to Nakusp? And what are the going rates for Chanty and Lobsters right now?


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Time:
06:49:27 PM

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I'm gonna follow the smell from Cougarman down through the lava flows to the point of sell! See you there!


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Time:
06:29:55 PM

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Here in Washington it should start in a couple weeks and start to pop in three! For pines that is, everything else is showing!


User_Name:
Geezer
Date:
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Time:
06:12:10 PM

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Hey Carla - what's going on down your way? Are you in Coos Bay? Gettin chants/lobsters/matsis? Any volume? I'm gonna fight some crowds this weekend to see if I can get a couple of pounds of chants on the Oregon coast. Just wondering what it looks like.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Time:
06:25:10 AM

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chuckle... some info. to mull over. there are buyers in Nakusp. look for signs or ask around. great prices for pines and most likely for a person or two (not realisitic for most), interesting news about the Real Commercial Monopoly re: a grip on air freight by Joe Chung and all that that involves... if there is some truth then there's milleniums of years of strict and harsh business methods by those in the orient based on history. responses...!? much greater attention and research is needed there if true. stay safe and have a great time in the forests folks, peace.


User_Name:
cougarman
Date:
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Time:
02:48:04 AM

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Its great reading these posts. We are what the mushrooms are all about, this is the campfir to spin yarns around and I am gratefull for it. We see things out there that the general masses will never see. You what I'm saying... the FEVER. Like the cats in Nac who just hit buttons and are looking for buyers. Right now five number ones in a wood box sell for $500.00 in Tokyo. Last year I started off and got $45.00LB for #1s. I offer to cut and it there are worms I sell em cheaper, I settled down to $20.00 then when I had plenty down to $12... however the mix of all grades were $10LB, however Chantys are what people on the Island like in general, find yer market and you can get $12.00. Organize a bit and have someone selling 3 days a week, move 200LB thats $4800.00 gross, split 3 ways... this is modest loot$. ( we got a record rain yesterday!) C


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