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OfflineDogomush
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You guys ever pick mushrooms for money?
    #1463541 - 04/16/03 01:25 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Hey,

I was just wondering if any of you myco experts have ever picked wild mushrooms for money, like morels or pine mushrooms or something. I was thinking it would be a cool way to spend a summer or fall.. driving around like a gypsy walking around in the rainy forests for days at a time searching for the motherload.. anybody care to share experiences you've had doing this? If I were to do it I'd do it in BC.. there are areas around where I live rich in morels and pine mushrooms I know, and there are probably some other fellas too.

If I do this, should I do it for fun or with the expectation of making money?


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Re: You guys ever pick mushrooms for money? [Re: Dogomush]
    #1463654 - 04/16/03 01:51 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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Re: You guys ever pick mushrooms for money? [Re: ]
    #1463920 - 04/16/03 03:38 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Hey, check out this cool article by david aurora I found.. it's about the shroom picker migrations.

http://www.wholeearthmag.com/ArticleBin/333.html


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Re: You guys ever pick mushrooms for money? [Re: ]
    #1463922 - 04/16/03 03:39 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

how do you make thousands of dollars picking morels


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Re: You guys ever pick mushrooms for money? [Re: arabmobster]
    #1464105 - 04/16/03 04:37 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

pick them and go to a farmers market with your product. SOLD!


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Re: You guys ever pick mushrooms for money? [Re: LTBOOMER]
    #1464142 - 04/16/03 04:51 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

tightt


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Re: You guys ever pick mushrooms for money? [Re: LTBOOMER]
    #1464152 - 04/16/03 04:53 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I know so many people who love morels and are either to lazy to pick them or dont know where to go to pick them. I have made quite a bit of money from morels. It is always nice to get a little extra cash in the pocket for doing something you like to go out and do.


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Re: You guys ever pick mushrooms for money? [Re: fliped]
    #1464308 - 04/16/03 05:30 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

how much are they sold for


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Re: You guys ever pick mushrooms for money? [Re: arabmobster]
    #1464400 - 04/16/03 05:51 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

where i live currently, i've seen them go for $14 per 1/8 dry oz.
this is astronomical considering that they are almost worthless for culinary purposes when dry. also, in thses packages they where all smaller than 2" tall.


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Re: You guys ever pick mushrooms for money? [Re: canid]
    #1464468 - 04/16/03 06:13 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

In Washington and Oregon you now have to have a liscense to sell your mushrooms to market vendors. Most have to prove they know what they are picking and what ki8nd they are.

In the Public market in Seattle there are no regular vendors selling fresh mushrooms but at the weekly University Market from May until October there are two sellers of edible shrooms. One is a women Diane who lives on the Olympic pinnsula and the other is a dude named Jim and his Japanese wife. Both vendores have taken Paul's mushroom cultivation course and both sell cultivated shrooms as well as ones from the wild.

And in Washington and Oregon you need to have taken a community college level course in mycology before the state will issue a liscense to sell the shrooms.

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Re: You guys ever pick mushrooms for money? [Re: mjshroomer]
    #1464481 - 04/16/03 06:17 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

In the early 1970s when I use to sell Chantrelles at the Public Market I got $17.00 a pound for Chantrelles. Now the market vedors pay about 2 dollars a pound for chantreelles in quantity.

ALso there are regular buyers who wait at logging sites where shrooming is legal with a waerhauser permit and they usually but them all whent he pickers leave the forest logging roads.

Anyway good luck to any who try.

Matsutake Japanese shroom pickers mail fresh shrooms express mail to Tokyo on a daily basis inthe fall and those shrooms sell for fifty a fresh ounce at the dinner table.

Of course one here would have to know one in Japan to sell his shrooms to and you do not compete witht he Japanese becasue of the way they do their biusiness,

mj


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Re: You guys ever pick mushrooms for money? [Re: mjshroomer]
    #1464767 - 04/16/03 07:41 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

wow, thats good to know, thanks MJ


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Re: You guys ever pick mushrooms for money? [Re: fliped]
    #1467930 - 04/17/03 06:23 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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