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User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 22, 2014
Time: 07:46 AM

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It ain't over till it's over. I'm sure those mushrooms were formed with the last warming, before the freeze. The freeze triggered the flush. They will grow with warming. Good Hunting, Matsiman


User_Name: porky
Date: Friday November 21, 2014
Time: 10:55 PM

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Garf, this wierd year is because the ground was very warm when the freezing temps came. It takes a long time to cool the thermal mass of the earth. Anyone find any decent chanterelles on the island today?


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Friday November 21, 2014
Time: 10:28 PM

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You nailed it Garf, CRAZY! The moss on the ground where I pick has been so frozen so you could walk on it without breaking through...and not only that but it hasn't been thawing at all during the day. And yet, now there are buttons, slow growing ones as you say, but they are there, in the hot spots, just as though it is all about to start. But surely that can't be the case, can it? Strangest season yet in my books.


User_Name: garf
Date: Friday November 21, 2014
Time: 08:53 PM

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Hi all ...just got back from a few days away and when i left everything was frozen solid. I came home to warmer temps and rain so i went for a hike this morning and there were fresh mushrooms so these matsu are such a hardy mushroom that the ones underneath unless they are frozen solid for ten days or more can come back and still grow with milder weather ... i estimate i found about 10 or 12 lbs of 1s today and only a few open ones ... all buried all slow growing i figure .... still some coming ... strange year .... full buckets and even though it was raining and foggy i had a great time .... very hard to find .... unless you knew exactly where and buried deep so the bumps are small... so there is hope but it is late in the season for sure and to be 95% buttons ... crazyyyy ... no idea why ... cheers


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday November 21, 2014
Time: 06:57 PM

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mexxx, the price has been $4 for a couple weeks. At least 1/2 dozen buyers set up. Matsiman


User_Name: mexxx
Date: Friday November 21, 2014
Time: 05:35 PM

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Whats the price of thte pine or tan oak mushrooms in cave juntion anybody know


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday November 21, 2014
Time: 05:28 PM

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A visitor left this link on the Say What You Want Board. It's an economic study comparing timber to matsi in value in Sweden.
 
http://stud.epsilon.slu.se/6112/7/nagasaka_k_130926.pdf
 
Any comments?

Thanks Jan, Matsiman


User_Name: M.
Date: Friday November 21, 2014
Time: 11:53 AM

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Wow. This frost has really done for with the pine mushrooms, and just about all the other ones I am looking for. I am hoping this next week of mild rainy weather brings things back but it's not likely this late in the season. Anyone else on eastern Vancouver Island having any luck?


User_Name: Bee
Date: Friday November 21, 2014
Time: 10:08 AM

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Frankie! I think the buyer close to me is buying matsi..


User_Name: frankie
Date: Thursday November 20, 2014
Time: 11:08 PM

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where can i sell my matsi in brooking area


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday November 20, 2014
Time: 09:58 PM

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Bee; When I was picking and selling in the spring it would depend upon the location of the morels as to which area I would sell in which western states. I did extensive research on which areas produced constantly near reliable markets. Usually in fall I would get a couple hundred pounds of yellow chanterelles plus some lobster in one day from a northern location and buy a hundred pounds or so of hucks. Sell to Huckleberries in Spokane, the Cd'A Resort, a few health food stores along the way, The Good Food Store in Missoula plus others along the way and then do my farmers market in Ketchum and any left overs to chefs. Later in fall I would load up on Porcini above 10,000 feet and drive them to Ketchum, when they froze out in that patch I would pick and buy hucks, boletes & chanterelles in Washington and drive them to my chefs and restaurants. Then I had later patches off Mt Hood and on south to Brookings; since I liked to purchase annual picking permits my morel/bolete permits is some areas were also good for fall mushrooms. Now I live in the desert SW and dream of days gone by.


User_Name: Bee
Date: Thursday November 20, 2014
Time: 08:54 PM

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Ridgewalker! I'm buying chants, no matsi. I'm at the blue coast motel in Brookings....


User_Name: ridge walker
Date: Thursday November 20, 2014
Time: 07:17 PM

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Bee, are you buying matsies and chanties? where in Brookings


User_Name: Bee
Date: Thursday November 20, 2014
Time: 10:44 AM

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Lobo.. sorry to hear! hope your health gets better. Wow you take it to Utah and other states? You are a veteran, I'm new to the game...


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Thursday November 20, 2014
Time: 01:32 AM

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lol


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2014
Time: 06:03 PM

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Bee; I wish you the best, I haven't bought for many years but I did best with winter mushrooms from the Riverside Market and driving them mostly to Idaho and Utah to sell. Camas Valley is sometimes good for "winters" as are areas of NorCal. I picked my own morels and matsutake but with health downturns and the stroke it looks like I'm forever out of that picture. I recall Dale Oregon and "It's Happening"?


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2014
Time: 04:40 AM

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Morning All, Up date on CJ. The 3rd flush is up and growing since last Sunday. New buttons are deep and solid. Picked 4 LB buttons in about 30 mins in an area 15 feet in diameter.
 
Growth will slow in the next week as rain and little difference between hi and low are forecast for the next week. Rain won't slow growth, but temps will.
 
The current flush has moved from northern exposure to south and southwest. Elevations 3000' down to 1300'.
 
Good Hunting, Matsiman

User_Name: Just Duckin in
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2014
Time: 08:44 PM

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Hey "Mushroom Bandit" I think I had an encounter with the real Mushroom Bandit. This bandit won't be eating the tops off of my matsi patches anymore. He better taste like a mushroom! but I'm sure his replacement will show up next year. I think I'll name him mushroom bandit two. <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/superstang2068/embed/slideshow/"></iframe>


User_Name: Bee
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2014
Time: 07:48 PM

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Lobo thanks for the heads up. I'm trying to let the locals know that I'm here and setup ready to buy..


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2014
Time: 06:53 PM

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Bee; I used to set up at the Chetco Market, up the Chetco River whenever I bought in that area; it's mostly a winter mushroom buy. The pickers usually did not show up until Cave Junction was about done. The locals will be asking for buyers whenever they start finding. I got matsi mostly up the Rogue River, you might set up at the north end of Gold Beach.


User_Name: Bee
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2014
Time: 03:19 PM

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Where is all the pickers at in Brookings? I'm setting up shop to buy mushrooms. .


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2014
Time: 12:01 PM

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Matsiman; I was on the ridge when it opened but had never hunted there before, I found many shrumps with the flashlight. The north aspect ridge was steep enough that I could be five feet from the shrump at eye level with the flashlight making them stand up to be counted. They were so beautiful at that angle that I regret not getting photos. By noon I was so tired I took a nap and then went picking again, missing out on selling in time, the price had dropped really low by then.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday November 17, 2014
Time: 07:16 PM

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conicalifornia, I found the weather for Chemult and looked at the 2 best years during the study. 1995 was a bumper year, but 1997 was a banner year with 25% to 30% more biomass in 1997.
 
I have the biomass stats somewhere. I'll see if I can find them. As you can see, more precipitation March - June didn't make 95 better than 97. There was 1 flush in 95 and 2 in 97. Second flush in 97 was much smaller than the 1st and there was some rain between 1st and 2nd flush.
 
Year

Precipitation    March - June

Precipitation
July - September

1995 10 inches 3 Inches
1997 5 inches 3.5 Inches
 
Matsiman

User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday November 17, 2014
Time: 04:41 PM

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conicalifornia, I have looked at El and La Niño years for a correlation in fruiting, and found no correlation. I have weather data for 1997 and other years in Chemult on a disc somewhere. I'll see if there is a correlation, with wet spring. 95 was also a good year in Chemult with little or no rain in summer or fall prior to fruiting. Matsiman


User_Name: conicalifornia
Date: Monday November 17, 2014
Time: 08:46 AM

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Hi Matsiman, sorry for delayed response on the temp vs moisture matsi production discussion for i was exploring the North Coast of California for new patches the last couple weeks. In regards to analyzing quantitative numbers i would look at a drier regions like crescent lake or chemult and find a year when a larger flush occurred in the fall with little rains. I would then look at rain records for late winter and early spring (e.g. march-late june) in that same region and see if there is any corrolation between wet springs and large early fall crops. Further south than you i've found el nino la nina years (e.g. 1982-1984; 1997-1999) can be possible good years to study because we sometimes have wet late winters and springs and then drier early falls. Nevertheless like you described, in the northern latitudes the soil horizon stays rather moist all year so its harder to conclude whether or not a previous wet late winter and spring help encourage a large fruiting event in early fall with very little rains. Other factors im studying are the North Pacific Decadal Occilation (NPDO), solar sun cycles, and earths magnetic field or magnetosphere. Finding there are lots of very interesting earthly systems controlling cloud producing nuclei and jet stream patterns in the north pacific. cheers to mushrooms still being mystified!


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday November 17, 2014
Time: 05:20 AM

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Fishgod, sure we can talk gold when your ready. Gonna start playing with gold dirt soon cause matsi hunting is wearing me out. My little legs can't take these hills much longer. Had some fun this year. Gave over 100 pounds to locals for personal use. Didn't sell 1 mushroom. Probably go again if the next flush is in the patches I pick. Can't help myself. I hear them calling me to rescue them from the cold wet forest floor. They tell me they want to be in a warm belly!!
 
Matsiman

User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday November 17, 2014
Time: 05:10 AM

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Lobo, Yep I remember the sale. It was the "Sugarloaf Sale". Remember it well cause there was a major demonstration at the beginning of my driveway. People got arrested and hauled off in buses. There were 2 LEO stationed 24 hours a day on Grayback road about 100 yards from my driveway.
 
We were in the 3rd year of the study and part of the study area was the ridge behind Grayback Campground. I was setting on that ridge when I heard drums and people cheering, The protestors had the road partially blocked at the bridge where you turn to go to where I lived. That's the day of the arrests. Knew some of the people arrested!!
 
When they did open the area at midnight, some of the locals started picking at 12:01 AM with flashlights. It was too late though. Most everything had flowered and was melting into the ground. Ah, the good old days.
 
Matsiman

User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday November 16, 2014
Time: 09:28 PM

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Matsiman; do you recall the name of that 'old growth' timber sale where they were blocking the protesters as well as the matsi foragers near CJ in about 1996, I recall a name like Sugarloaf. ............ Fishgod; yepper I am. I still haven't got my BC map book from storage; I had some guys here to move my electric hospital bed and forgot to ask them to get it, they stacked stuff in the way. I need it for the matsutake patches as well as the gold.


User_Name: Cowichan_Shroomer
Date: Sunday November 16, 2014
Time: 08:18 PM

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Hey all. Have done pretty well this year picking matsutake seems to be a fair number where I pick (Skutz Falls area) Haven't seen many decent chanterelles this season although strangely there was a rather large flush of lobsters in Oct. Weather has cooled off and last day I was out (thursday of last week) the duff was partially frozen to the caps of the Matsutakes, but I did find some decent ones still so I'm heading out again tomorrow.


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Sunday November 16, 2014
Time: 04:03 PM

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Graf Sorry to hear about your dear friend I would hope he received a military funeral At least a flag for his service. Would you happen to know the cause of death Was Agent Orange a factor in his death.?...............p.s. I had to correct a few typos from auto correction.....like garf lol


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Sunday November 16, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM

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Hi all, the Prince buttons I was watching freeze-dried! One of them although small, flagged and hopefully spored. Seems to me when the threat of imminent death comes the little buttons flag quickly........survival mode I guess! Not as much action on the board now that things are slowing down. It's been a great year on the board. Really enjoy chatting with you all and hearing your stories, advice and knowledge. Matsiman, thanks for everything! Perhaps during the winter months we could chat about gold a bit.....Lobo, you in?


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday November 16, 2014
Time: 06:47 AM

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Morning All, Moose, thanks for the update on the Island. It's good to hear things are still going for ya.

CJ is still going strong, but grade going down. Expected 3rd flush should be showing, but I personally haven't seen any new stuff. Haven't been to buyer so don't know what's happening in the area. Last price I heard was $4. That was 2 days ago. Good Hunting, Matsiman


User_Name: The Moose
Date: Saturday November 15, 2014
Time: 08:28 AM

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The freezing temps have hit here on Vancouver Island too, seeing some nice buttons insulated in the moss though. Pulled roughly 20# the other day, 80% number ones, lots of nice tight buttons. Seems as though it might be worth a look if it warms up again, see if they flush again. Full buckets to all those folks still out there picking, enjoy the sunshine.


User_Name: garf
Date: Friday November 14, 2014
Time: 10:38 PM

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It has been freezing pretty hard for 4 or 5 days now and the mushrooms are more than likely done but as i am away for a few days and its supposed to warm up i will definely be having a hike or two when i get back if it isnt white and avove freezing .. i have found the matsutake are a very hardy mushroom and as long as it isnt too many days in a row they can produce again after a good freeze ... we'll see ... ...full buckets


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday November 14, 2014
Time: 09:20 PM

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Fishgod; Burr that is too cold for me, it’s been sometimes below 80 degrees F this week so I have left the air conditioner off and windows open. It should stay below 90 the rest of this winter and moving down the scale. The cactus morels ought to be flushing or at least soon in Texas to SoCal; sure wish I could be out looking.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Friday November 14, 2014
Time: 07:28 PM

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Garf, thanks for sharing your story about your good friend! Hope everyone is well. In my neck of the woods it has been below freezing every day this week so I feel shrooms are done for this year. Didn't get out much at all so am greatful for my local patch of Prince that seems to produce 4 times per year.


User_Name: some picker
Date: Friday November 14, 2014
Time: 09:49 AM

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ry555.... Trent has a buyer at the north end of Gold Beach, only open three days a week after 4


User_Name: garf
Date: Thursday November 13, 2014
Time: 10:45 PM

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The friend who showed me the ropes on mushroom picking was a vietnam vet from New York State , Gary Barrett ....or as his friends up here called him Bear ... He was a hard drinking hard living sort , tall lanky , no shortage of words but a kind hearted soul really. A lot of people in my neck of the woods thought he was a draft dodger as he showed up here in BC right about that time He served his time in Vietnam and then wanted to just get away so he headed for Canada and wide open spaces.He lived in small cabins and a teepee for a few years. I didnt get to know him for a few years but we became good friends and it was a very sad day when he passed a few years ago .. we went on hunting and fishing trips and worked in logging and shake blocking together for many years before he became ill. I still think of my dear friend many times and especially during mushroom season as we spent many hours hiking and finding new patches . Just a little story i thought i would share and RIP my dear friend BEAR...


User_Name: ry555
Date: Thursday November 13, 2014
Time: 08:18 PM

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Is anyone aware of a mushroom buyer in Gold Beach Ore. Including name and contact info. I'm aware of buyers in cops bay and Brookings, but staying in port orford. Got nice golden chants.


User_Name: coos picker
Date: Thursday November 13, 2014
Time: 02:00 PM

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Anyone out there know anyone that buys dried mushrooms. I have at least 30 lbs of dried lobsters and many other dried mushrooms that I need to off


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday November 13, 2014
Time: 11:41 AM

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I recall an area with north aspect that was awesome one year. The FS had shut a large valley down for logging, pickers who walked in were getting busted. Then the FS reopened it at midnight and you could not only find the bumps with your own flashlight but observe other foragers across the valley checking their patches.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Thursday November 13, 2014
Time: 12:48 AM

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Nice pics fishgod, went into the gorge 2 days ago I found at least 20 different species of mushrooms only about 5 that I know for sure are edible but very exciting all the same.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2014
Time: 09:47 PM

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Lobo, It was up against a Madrone covered with 4" of leaves. The North side deep stuff is going off. Probably about 3/4 done where I pick. Matsiman


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2014
Time: 09:24 PM

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Matsiman; I really appreciated the photo of your pound and a half button. I never did find or see any that big in Cave Junction area; congratulations.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2014
Time: 08:26 PM

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Lobo, It's a depressing story for some of us. I landed at Travis Marine Corp Air Station on my birthday. Had a 36 hour birthday cause of the date line crossing. My first view of the "World" was protesters at the gate holding signs with various negative comments. The one I can still see in my mind said "Baby Killer". Might be one of the reasons so many V N Vets didn't care to integrate back into "society". It's good to see things have changed for today's vets.
 
Enough of that kind of talk. Didn't pick today. Gonna wait till the next and final flush for CJ. Matsiman
 

User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2014
Time: 07:27 PM

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Matsiman; I also have noticed a big difference as people thank me for my service these last few years. I recall kissing the tarmac when I arrived back in "The World" when people would ignore or turn the other way.


User_Name: matsigurl
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2014
Time: 10:09 PM

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A word of thanks to each and everyone of you fine men and women who served our country. Without you, we wouldn't have the freedoms we enjoy today. Please know you are appreciated and respected. Full buckets to all, Matsigurl


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2014
Time: 05:55 PM

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I have been impressed these days how the general public treats Viet Nam Veterans. My wife bought me a hat that has Viet Nam Veteran on it. Whenever I wear it to town, people take the time to thank me for serving. Wow what a difference from the 60's and 70's. Spent my Veterans Day picking Matsi. Thanks to All who served our country. Matsiman


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2014
Time: 05:38 PM

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I like to stress my thanks for all those who serve in the US military happy Veterans Day


User_Name: Rob 802
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2014
Time: 05:30 PM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C8r7CjChVEY&list=UUDO8VSsW_ydAdFUKhjSygLg#t=387


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2014
Time: 04:55 PM

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Nice button.theres nothing in comparison to finding a button like that lol.happy pickings and be safe.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2014
Time: 04:15 PM

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Found a fair sized # 1 Today. Matsiman

Matsiman's 1.12 Pounder


User_Name: Kootenay brother
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2014
Time: 03:30 PM

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Found some frozen red russulas , the season must be over !Had a great season and still eating shroomies from the fall they have a symbiotic relationship with the garlic I grew ,and the chickens we raised and our tastebuds! Looking forward to next year!Have fun All!!


User_Name: crazyhorse
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2014
Time: 11:54 AM

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In bella coola its $6 a lbfor pines


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2014
Time: 09:58 AM

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Happy Veterans Day to all who have served.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2014
Time: 05:34 AM

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Morning All, Update on CJ. Talked with a couple of good picker friend yesterday. Prices for 1's $4. Volume is holding fairly strong. Estimated 10 to 20 pounds per picker with some getting more. Grade still 50% and higher buttons, depending on where you pick. Second flush is up and growing. Growth will slow after today with rain and lower temps forecast Wednesday to Friday. Looks like there will be a 3rd flush. May start in another week. It ain't over till it's over!!!

Heads up on permits. Was 2 deputy sheriffs checking for permits at buying stations. Writing down permit info for each picker contacted. There are certainly more picking than permits issued. Personally makes no difference to me. I understand there is a $1,000 fine for first offence and confiscation of your mushrooms. Don't Know if permit checking is ongoing. Maybe deputies are just making their prescience known.

Good Hunting,
Matsiman


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Monday November 10, 2014
Time: 08:46 PM

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hey fishgod. I have been buying my bags at bi-mart. They seem to have the best prices. Picked about a pound today of lactarious deliciosa, and got a nice king at the beach. Spent the day there for our anniversary! And the weather was phenomenal!! With this freeze, we may be done for the season. I hope everyone got what they wanted this year for a harvest!


User_Name: Dorkus Perfungus
Date: Monday November 10, 2014
Time: 07:26 PM

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you'd think they'd pay us a little more for North American matsutake: http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/11/still-102900-bqkg-cs-134137-measured-matsutake-mushroom-minamisoma-city/


User_Name: fresh picker
Date: Monday November 10, 2014
Time: 10:22 AM

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this season in powell river has just been horrible for pines i think the warm fall weather we had is the problem not the amount of rain because its been raining almost every day for the past month but the chantrells are starting to really come in but they are so wet they go to mush and the dirt just sticks to them i brought some in the other day i hardly even wanted to bring them in they looked so horrible to me but the buyer liked them at least to me they where the worst looking ones i have ever tried to bring in but i need the cash so i had to One funny thing though i found a cauliflower one with a knife right in front of it about a foot in front of i think the person picked it already once and it grew back i know the knife was there from this year because i picked one from there last year also right in the exact same spot so if you picked one a month or so ago i would go and look again it just might of grew back already well good luck on your searching and have a great day


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday November 10, 2014
Time: 05:50 AM

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Morning All, Picked about 2 to 3 hours a day over the weekend. Came up with about 22 pounds of various grades. I'm guessing 50% button. I was picking for food, not grade. I'm sure others are doing better on grade. Don't know current price cause I don't sell.

Anybody know of a buyer open in Sothern Washington State. Had an inquiry in email. If you don't want to post a location here, email or post on Say What You Want Board .

Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: barney
Date: Sunday November 09, 2014
Time: 11:15 PM

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Powell river price on mushrooms is best at Robs in cranberry most days, lately I've checked with Wendy too and her price is good too, so far... I think she buys for Joe Chung tho. Not really good in Powell river yet this year, very poor amounts. Might have something to do with the long dry fall we've had


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Sunday November 09, 2014
Time: 08:05 PM

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Shroomgirl, I totally agree a vacuum sealer is a must. I have a foodsaver model. Folks feel the rolls for them are a bit pricey but when you go through the deep freeze and chuck out freezer burned food the bags are all of a sudden very cost effective. Vacuum sealed fish is good even after 3 years! I use our sealer all the time


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Sunday November 09, 2014
Time: 06:08 PM

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Phantom, thanks! Prince are perhaps the best shrooms I have eaten. Lots of flavour and are well behaved in the frying pan. Similar in texture to bolete but much more flavour. I have my eyes on more baby ones but now the bugs are gone will wait till they flag to get more meat lol! 2 of the big ones filled my dehydrator.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Saturday November 08, 2014
Time: 11:05 PM

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Gennda, I dehydrate my Matsutakes. I also sauté in butter and then freeze them that way. Seal-a-meal is a wonderful tool! Full buckets ya'll!


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Saturday November 08, 2014
Time: 07:16 PM

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Fishgod,nice prince man. Never tried them my self but it sure looks like good eating. I've had three days off from picking and thought I was done but still got the itch lol so out I go tomorrow. Weather here is getting cooler and drier so things might be good for a while yet.good luck and be safe


User_Name: Gennda
Date: Saturday November 08, 2014
Time: 07:11 PM

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Got 12# of beautiful matsutake .what is the best way to preserving for winter. Gennda


User_Name: Jimmy
Date: Saturday November 08, 2014
Time: 06:22 PM

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Does anyone know where if there's a buyer close to victoria BC?


User_Name: justdan
Date: Saturday November 08, 2014
Time: 05:58 PM

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@tom i cant remember exactly what or when that happend, but one sure thing is i am knowed to give a right amounth for the nice product, if the price was lower than promise on phone than i guess the quality was also lower than promise on the same phone, i am certainly not here to waste anybody time or money.


User_Name: fresh picker
Date: Saturday November 08, 2014
Time: 04:14 PM

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does any one know how much the pines and Cantrell s are going for in Powell river and which buyers are paying the most it would be well appreciated if someone could let me know


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Saturday November 08, 2014
Time: 04:05 PM

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http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af243/fishgod77/shrooms/07C127F0-9FC7-4D75-B729-E11542FE2583_zpspwyzilvb.jpg Hi, hope everyone is well. I have been working like a dog and haven't been on the board. Anyway, the photo is of a Prince shroom I found today (11 inches across the cap) found 4 of them around the same size and in decent shape!


User_Name: Mushell
Date: Saturday November 08, 2014
Time: 08:45 AM

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Just a footnote. All that I sell are picked fresh daily. I have realistic prices and can deliver if not too far from Whatcom county. My golden Chantrelles are beautiful. Email me at michelenewman78@gmail.com or just call at 360 595 7454. Thanks!


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 08, 2014
Time: 06:32 AM

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I got a message this morning from mukesh03201@gmail.com. It was a link to a site only. I tried to go there, but got a very strong security warning not to open. If you get one, DON'T OPEN the site. They are now on my blocked sender list. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 08, 2014
Time: 06:15 AM

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tom, Thanks for the heads up on this buyer. Let's see if he has any response. Too bad you had to be the one to have a bad experience, but maybe you saved others from the same. Thanks again. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 08, 2014
Time: 05:37 AM

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Morning All, Talked with the reporter yesterday. No I didn't contact him, he contacted me. Our talk was mostly where do pickers go after Chemult, why are prices so low and why do people still pick commercially with prices so low?
 
Two of these subjects are discussed on this site, so I know it's something we would all like answered.
 
If you want to contribute I suggest you contact  Rowan Moore Gerety, Bilingual News Reporter, Northwest Public Radio, rowan.mooregerety@wsu.edu  646 543 7389.

If you wish to remain anonymous Post on the http://matsiman.com/arch/saywhatyouwant.htm board. Your message will be forwarded.

 
This is your chance to voice your thoughts on public radio.
 
Matsiman

User_Name: Rob 802
Date: Saturday November 08, 2014
Time: 01:35 AM

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lain where are u at and maybe ph #


User_Name: Liah
Date: Saturday November 08, 2014
Time: 01:13 AM

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Hello All! New to this post, find it quite entertaining while enjoying my coffee. Anyone have Pine mushrooms got sale? I need large quantities for shipping. Thanks!


User_Name: tom
Date: Friday November 07, 2014
Time: 10:22 PM

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I drove all the way to Dan 'justdan' in Port Alberni from Cumberland to get a better price but was ripped off by that buyer from Quebec. He said that they were not all buttons and paid a much lower price than i was told over the phone. I should have just sold them to the local buyer. Be careful of this shady buyer.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday November 07, 2014
Time: 09:09 PM

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JustDan.... How is it that you have an Ontario Phone number..... Just naturally curious.


User_Name: Mushell
Date: Friday November 07, 2014
Time: 05:29 PM

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Hi all. My name is Michele and I live in Bellingham. Ive got beautiful chantis for sale as well as boletes, or porcini. A few matsutakes as well. If your looking. 360-595-7454. Thanks


User_Name: Diamondpicker
Date: Friday November 07, 2014
Time: 05:00 PM

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Does anyone know the price of matsi's in Chemult?


User_Name: matsigurl
Date: Friday November 07, 2014
Time: 02:15 PM

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Hi all...havent got to do any picking at all this year. :( Sure would like to. Even just one day would make my world a little brighter. Campfireman-I saw you on the board. Now that I know you are on here-hear me out. Second sentence this post. You know where I am at. I haven't moved an inch. You know my # and about ten other ways to get in touch. Let's go ...just one day. Like today. Im off work until Sunday. It is beautiful outside. I need to get a little forest time. Maybe you do too? Full buckets to all /// Matsigurl


User_Name: JustDan
Date: Friday November 07, 2014
Time: 12:06 PM

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Looking to buy every kind of mushrooms. Good prices for good quality. I am located in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island. I am also looking for people in Powell River for yellow feet chanterelles. Give me a call at 514-797-6926.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday November 07, 2014
Time: 11:40 AM

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Fry, Thanks for the help in determining what the multiple post could be. I'm sure it's not the problem. A sticky key board won't cause the server to record repeat messages. Thanks again for trying to help. Matsiman


User_Name: Fry
Date: Friday November 07, 2014
Time: 08:54 AM

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Sometimes old computer key boards get dust clogged.. an act funny... just say'n. Pick'n for 4. lb is like pick'n change off the ground. Lots of mushrooms.. but crappy weather an colder nights... there's alot of throw aways. Supposed to get sunny again next week though.. with warmer temps.. Until next year.. Peace


User_Name: Ol' Gulch
Date: Friday November 07, 2014
Time: 01:31 AM

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Has anyone picked blewits in the fraser valley or surrounding area? The internet says we have them, but I have yet to come across any.


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Thursday November 06, 2014
Time: 04:50 PM

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http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Phantompicker1/library/?sort=3&page=1 The last button of the season lol.


User_Name: rowan
Date: Thursday November 06, 2014
Time: 03:50 PM

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Hi All, I'm a reporter with Northwest Public Radio in southern Washington. I gather it's been a tough season, price-wise, for matsutake harvesters, and would love to talk to anyone about the business, and possibly come along to see some of the work involved...please call or text 646 543 7389.


User_Name: shroomer
Date: Thursday November 06, 2014
Time: 03:27 PM

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prices in terrarce are 4 bucks a lb. sic.plenty too. shameful business


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday November 06, 2014
Time: 03:25 PM

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Phantom picker, Nope it wasn't you. I did have the post going to the wrong place. Thanks again for the heads up. Matsiman


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Thursday November 06, 2014
Time: 01:25 PM

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Oook I got it now Matsiman lol I don't think it was you I just had to adapt to a change lol. Thanks again


User_Name: junmity
Date: Thursday November 06, 2014
Time: 11:40 AM

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looking to buy chantrelles in the lower mainland. Call 6047612665


User_Name: garf
Date: Thursday November 06, 2014
Time: 12:39 AM

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i have a few lbs of matsutake buttons for sale ... if you take a fair amount i could deliver to Vancouver ... e-mail me @ ger_takeaguess@hotmail.com ... best price for buttons delivered please .... full buckets and gl all ...


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 08:34 PM

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I'm fairly certain it's the server that has the problem. Some posts are repeating themselves dozens of times when posted to the server. Had it happen once in the past and my server said it was something to do with them. I can try a couple things from here, but won't be able to make contact with server till Monday. They don't work weekends. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 07:49 PM

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Sorry, Had software problems. Matsiman


User_Name: campfireman
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 07:25 PM

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TZ 20757 NE Sandy Blvd Fairview after 5pm 503-349-2986 Seng mushrooms


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 07:21 PM

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Ok ya'll. So, found about 2 1/2 pounds Chanterelles, a 2.14 pound cauliflower, about 2 hands' full of candy caps, a nice 1 pound lobster, and a 4 point with eye guard elk shed. (kinda early for that one). (SW Washington) went from 500 to 800 foot elevation. Chanties are few and far between. Looked like they are just coming on. So, full buckets to ya'll I hope!


User_Name: campfireman
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 07:13 PM

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TZ 20757 sandy Gresham that's as close as I can get you after 5pm peace n full buckets


User_Name: Jessicak
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 06:57 PM

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I'm looking for a fern buyer in coos bay or


User_Name: TZ
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 04:33 PM

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Looking for a mushroom buyer in the Mt. Hood area, currently swimming in Matsutake.


User_Name: Dku
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 04:08 PM

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Where do you live Hermit1? I would like to buy 20-30 lbs at higher price than the prices you have stated. Call me at 780-517-2727. David


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 03:33 PM

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hermit1, Your welcome. Good to hear you found a bunch. Hope it keeps up for ya. The price is insulting, but what can you do eat them or give them away. Bear seem to be a problem this year. I have talked to a couple pickers who have seen signs of bear digging the patch. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 03:26 PM

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Just got back from picking. Got 4 or 5 pounds about 70% buttons. Really scattered, but showing allot better than 4 days ago. Animals are munching them now. Thanks folks for your patience. Matsiman


User_Name: hermit1
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 03:25 PM

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Thanks Matsiman for info posted this morn. Mrs. hermit1 and I went out this morn and picked until noon. 17 lbs. #1's 6 lbs. #2 and a few 3's. It looked like the the resident bear, three deer and several loud squirrels have been living large on all the mushrooms they have eaten. One buyer open in Cj. Prices $4 $4 $2 $1 ~ you all have a great day and enjoy the great outdoors while you can.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 12:07 PM

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Finally a somewhat nice day with perhaps just a tad bit of rain. Heading out to woods near me to look for the elusive Chanterelles. Just now getting moving, as I didn't get off from work until 4:30 this morning. Seriously cuts into the hunting time, but us old folks gotta get SOME sleep! Hoping to get a good stock in for the winter. I sure didn't get very many Matsutakes this year! I am thankful that on darn near every single foray that I went on this year, I at least brought SOMETHING edible home. Been doing nothing but raining for a few weeks. I think it's been trying to make up for the rain we haven't had this year. Southwest Washington here I come!! I'll let ya'll know how the hills are shaping up for Chanties. Full buckets to ya'll!


User_Name: the moose
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 11:12 AM

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Hey Mushroom Slayer, Sounds like you know your pines, wish the areas I know were producing more this year....checked Pemberton but the patch was bare and the buyer reported only a pound or two trickling in, season hadn't even started yet for the area, nothing from the blackwater. I live on V. Island, have hit a few 5 lb #1 days, but it sparse. Would love to buy some off you, let me know. Alexander.mcnaughton@gmail.com, am living on the westcoast(ukee/tuff) but often drive through Vancouver area, let me know if you fancy selling me some :) And final note, Matsiman I appreciate this forum and check it on the regular. A lurker you might say, although last year I connected with some pickers through posting, awesome way to keep abreast of what is happening around the province. I hear terrance is still poppin hard, or at least the buyer there is receiving 1000lbs a day according to buyer Georgina in pemby. Buyer int he riverbend report no pines or all wormy garbage, and I can say I only found a single specimen, albeit clean and nice, to show for my many hikes into areas along the highway/though the pass. Thanks to all the posters for the insights, fingers crossed for a november matsi flush.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 10:57 AM

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Shame these folks need attention so badly, I feel sorry for them. Personally, I really enjoy the info, people and their stories on this board. Each year the same people come back to the board and that is a good thing. It's sunny here today, am going to head out to the woods to see if there are any chanties around!


User_Name: dazed and confused
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 10:48 AM

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Price is 6 for buttons in Powell river. Pathetic.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 10:11 AM

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It seams we have some visitors who are posting comments not in the spirit of this board. More negative comments about info myself and other who choose to share. I don't mind negative comments, but when they become personal to anyone posting here, they will be deleted with no comment from me and I hope other visitors won't respond. Sorry folks. It comes with the territory of having a open board. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 09:06 AM

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Fapper, You are certainly correct in your evaluations of market conditions. More than the media had an influence and yes, no one fully understands matsi, only a small portion has limited understanding. I don't want to get into a debate over influences of declining prices. Neither you or I can fully explain what happened. Matsiman


User_Name: Fapper
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 08:34 AM

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I don't blame the media and commercial pickers for low prices. There are economics involved here. The ability of other countries to market their mushrooms has an impact as well. Mushrooms come and go in cycles that are not fully understood by anyone.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 08:24 AM

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hermit1, 2 buyers in CJ next to Junction Inn. More expected. 1 buyer had a phone number, 530 309 5382. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 05:38 AM

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Lily15, Thanks for the update. We appreciate the info. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 05:27 AM

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Counter 24 Hour Count 418. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 04:31 AM

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shroomkid, yep, as Spinner chicks and Fapper stated the money in mushrooms is gone for most commercial pickers, but not all. There are still a few who turn a profit. It's not something they post for obvious reasons.
 
Many commercial pickers, you, me and others still pick for other reasons. I don't eat or sell any mushrooms I pick. Everything I pick goes to others who enjoy the taste. I pick because I enjoy the experience. Sure I would appreciate turning a profit, but as I said, it's a perk for me not the reason for picking.
 
It's sad the industry has gone the way it has gone. From my perspective, we have the media and a few commercial pickers to blame. It started in 93 or 94 with the article "White Gold", I think it can still be found online. I remember standing in a buying station in Crescent listening to a picker talking to a reporter about the money they were making each day so I guess the interviews were in 93, the year of the highest prices. By 97 the price of matsi dropped to 4 a pound at the end of the season. Never really recovered. It's difficult for some to accept the transformation.
 
Matsiman

User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 03:52 AM

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hermit1, Don't know if there is a buyer in CJ. Will be going to town today and will post about buyer in CJ later this morning. Matsiman


User_Name: terrace area
Date: Saturday November 01, 2014
Time: 01:27 AM

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Anyone know if there is any buyers still buying mushrooms in Terrace area??


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