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User_Name: kootgirl
Date: Friday September 19, 2014
Time: 09:23 AM

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Thank you for the info mushroomdave. With your positive results, seems I need to change my ways. Cheers right back!


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday September 19, 2014
Time: 05:35 AM

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Please do not respond to posts in poor taste. I will delete them as soon as I find them. If your post is deleted, do not respond here. Email me for an explaination. Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: garf
Date: Friday September 19, 2014
Time: 01:42 AM

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Cabazon i guess i will answer you although its probably just a waste.. if you read my post i say i can double what i get at the stations most of the time... thats not hard if you know people who will buy your mushrooms privately and i do ...its not really rocket science .. and it was me phantom picker and i have had days where i come across garbage in the woods and have no room left anywhere to pack out more stuff.... it happens and some slobs leave behind a bunch of stuff it becomes more difficult ... i do what i can ... packing sixty ,, seventy lbs and adding more ..not that day ...


User_Name: Shamrocky
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 09:26 PM

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I didn't say I was finding commercial amounts of all of those things, just that I've seen them. The chanterelles though I can easily get 10-20 lbs a day right now. Albeit these are spots that can yeild 100+ lbs a day during the peak of the season later in November. I think y'all just aren't checking the right pockets, or are too far away from the Cascades or something. I don't know what else to say.


User_Name: mushroomdave
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 08:46 PM

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hi kootgirl, been picking shrooms for 30 years. I use to cut them in the ground but the last 25 years I pull them. heard lots of negative crap about this subject but my patches have gotten bigger and healthier over the years.cheers


User_Name: Zed
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 08:36 PM

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I have been picking on van island for 20 years..... I call BS on chef. There are not " lots" of chantrelles here period. Many know me on this board. I have my suspicions that there is someone posting multiple times to get people out in the bush. Over the years I have seen this ploy or grift used many times.... Fell for it a few times. Last Saturday I hiked for 8 hrs in Buckley bay and found 5 dried up lbs. all other gates south were closed. There are no buyers cause there are no mushrooms. Zed.


User_Name: Van island chef
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 07:01 PM

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I'm getting lots of channys on the island.. any one know of buyers right now??


User_Name: Yukon Girl
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 04:48 PM

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Hello out there in the pine mushroom world @ the zoo, are the pines coming yet? Please reply, full buckets to all.


User_Name: Kim
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 12:54 PM

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Well I for one don't have any time to go look for mushrooms far away from my home area. Theres gonna be a big pop of one kind or another mushrooms any day now is the mantra, always has been. But this season trickles away with each passing day. It's not fun or exciting to find little or nothing. Spinning tales of hundred pound days of some super picker to get the mob motivated to go out and look isn't new either. But it is fiction. I feel sorry for anybody who tries to make money picking mushrooms this season.


User_Name: kootgirl
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 12:33 PM

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We have chanterells on our property in the Kootenays and hubby and I like to go wondering and pick them. He likes to pluck them out of the ground and I cut them. I would sure appreciate to know the correct way to gather these gems. Thanks!


User_Name: Pete Stefani
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 10:55 AM

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Howdy folks, hey that national weather serv forecast looks bad but some people always seem to find mushrooms no matter the weather. Usually anyway. As far as that rain down around cave junction last nite goes, I watched that and it was really a tropical downpour. I mean real badass rain. All the way up around Roseburg is right. Het the prediction if for some reall hot days now and with all that rain it should make the chanty's pop but good. I don't care who knows or comes here since I'm not a commercial picker.


User_Name: 112451
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 10:39 AM

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Btw ya hi all. In a year like this there will be lots of people fishing for information about mushrooms. I know everybody knows that but I feel I must remind you........ DONT TELL ANYBODY WHERE OR WHAT KIND OF MUSHROOMS YOU ARE FINDING! Compaines are so desperate they WILL send scouts to the area and of it looks good they will send pickers and a buyer! So keepa you mouth shut!


User_Name: 112451
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 10:36 AM

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Um ok ya I believe all that. Sounds like somebody fishin to me...Make some big claims, brag or whatever an see if you catch any replies. Ho Ho Ho.


User_Name: Shamrocky
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 10:07 AM

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Nope. I know this is the internet and all but I really am not blowing smoke this time. In the last month I have picked. Chanterelles Lobsters Chicken of the Woods Bear's Head Tooth Cauliflower (didn't pick though, too small) Hedgehogs Porcini and late burn Morels. Greys are still popping at one of the burns we hit last spring. Still yet to find... Winter Chanterelles Blue Chanterelles (?) Pig's Ears Matsutakes and what else?


User_Name: road23
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 09:50 AM

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ok, i'm going out there this weekend finding mushroom,instead of bigfoot.


User_Name: Spinner chicks
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 09:28 AM

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We have a friend who is the most hardcore mushroomer ever and knows everything about everything. It's who we went out with last time.Just so you know he hasn't found anything but chanties. Nothing else, so are you sure you didn't just see those other mushrooms in a dream?


User_Name: Spinner Chicks
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 09:25 AM

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Sup dudes! So summer's over and it's fall again. Burning man was awesome. Again. And we just want to say there is no point working for nothing. At anything. It just depressing to search all day and find little or no mushrooms and really if you be honest with yourself aint that the truth? No amount of "oh I love the outdoors so much" overcomes the fruitless hunt. We got some chantrelles like two weeks ago, about two dry pounds, equal to one full bucket fresh and our friends got another bucket the next day. otherwise zippo and we are like 50 bucks in gas into what we have so that is definitely not cost effective.. Maybe we get some more rain and but if your counting on it you set yourself up for disappointment, just saying. Peace out.


User_Name: Shamrocky
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 09:25 AM

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It's not that bad, guys. I've made over a $1000 the last few weeks just on chanterelles alone. Been seeing Lobsters, Porcini, Cauliflowers, and all the usual suspects lately.


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 08:49 AM

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That can not be Garf man,that doesn't sound like him if you know what I mean.Pines are scares right now so if you do find some don't give them up so cheap,name your price if you have personal buyers.DO NOT leave any bottles,cans and whatever hidden even if you don't have room,make room after all how much room can it possibly take?.Ive been out a few times and picked up a tremendous amount of bottles cans and garbaged already from last seasons pickers.good luck everyone,be safe and most of all pack out what you pack in!


User_Name: Dreads
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 08:26 AM

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The National Weather Service long term forecast is out this morning and dammit, it couldn't be worse. Long term especially. Big brown spot (way below normal rainfall) covering the entire west cost mushroom area from Norcal way up into Canada. Sure a few places got some good rain yesterday, Cave junction to Roseburg area just got hammered with super heavy rain and some areas in Wa and Canada got a little badly needed moisture too. But this will not be a good fall or spring if the NWS Climate prediction Center is even a little right. It's gonna be hunt and peck people, is my guess, for any of the small scattered areas you can find that got sufficient rain (over a thousand mile long area up the west cost. OMFG!!!!!!! I AM NOT A HAPPY CAMPER !!!!!!!


User_Name: cabazon
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 07:37 AM

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Garf you are truly a legend in your own mind. Puzzling though, why you would waste time picking, if you can double the going price with such ease. Even the exporters would love to learn your trade secrets.


User_Name: garf
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 07:16 AM

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wow we have some rain....light rain but all night i think....maybe just maybe we could get a few yet . I am really hoping for a few and am guessing there will be a shortage this year so should get a decent price if there are . I usually get twice as much as the stations pay anyhow. If the prices are decent i will sell to stations also. Its just business and i never sweat over it. I just love to do it...The fall is my season ...love it....cheers and full buckets everyone...pack out what you take in and maybe a little more ... i hide stuff if i don't have room... bottles go somewhere where they cant get sunlight and the possibilty of reflection fire ... g


User_Name: Rob and Christine
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 12:26 AM

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Yes squids there is or was a guy there, gabe is his name. Call westcoast wild foods for his contact #


User_Name: lilghostloko
Date: Wednesday September 17, 2014
Time: 08:40 PM

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Road23 there's pines but still a lot of wormies...


User_Name: terrace area
Date: Wednesday September 17, 2014
Time: 08:29 PM

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Anyone find any pines in terrace area yet?


User_Name: road23
Date: Wednesday September 17, 2014
Time: 07:11 PM

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how is everyone doing, any pines around randall area yet?


User_Name: Jeremy
Date: Wednesday September 17, 2014
Time: 05:02 PM

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Hey Jess, if you can get down to the Duncan area after a couple of days of rain which seems to be in the forecast I can show you the basics? Drop me an email if your interested. poole.j@shaw.ca


User_Name: Dreads
Date: Wednesday September 17, 2014
Time: 04:01 PM

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Some rains a comin. Were heading down to coos bay, roseburg or someplace down there this weekend to go all "patch pirate" on slow people who wont get out of the way! Lol! It's the only way to get any mushrooms! I mean pick or get out of the way time. Long drive but hey that's where the shrooms will be so..........


User_Name: jess
Date: Wednesday September 17, 2014
Time: 01:02 PM

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Would anyone take a frist timer out and show her a few thing tips and tricks ii live in nanaimio


User_Name: photocopy
Date: Wednesday September 17, 2014
Time: 12:14 AM

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Zed: Agree in nanaimo we have had 3 days of rain since may. Bone dry everywhere...no mushrooms whatsoever


User_Name: Zed
Date: Tuesday September 16, 2014
Time: 05:40 PM

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Cranberry, my best day has been 15 lbs but it was a fun day of hiking and choking on dusty logging roads. Anyone relying on info from this page regarding mushrooms from Vancouver island..... Don't waste gas or money on the ferry. We need rain bad. Zed


User_Name: Jeremy
Date: Tuesday September 16, 2014
Time: 05:11 PM

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RayofHope, I agree with you 100%........ supply/demand, buyers do not pass that on to "pickers"...... I personally approach local high-end restaurants and farm markets to sell directly, to hell with the Asian and European markets, there are enough local outlets here. Last year I was offered $2lb for #1 Golden Chanterelle, not really worth the time, fuel money or effort IMHO.... I ended up selling my baskets to local restaurants for $10lb and they were happy as hell because they were offered less quailty, not as fresh and for more money from "other" suppliers. This is only my opinion and not bashing buyers but they need to know the concept of supply/demand. Happy picking everyone. :-)


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday September 16, 2014
Time: 04:18 PM

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...well we are getting all the rain that Odile can send, it sure tore up Cabo. 3 to 8 inches expected tonight in Tucson where as less than an inch caused flooding and derailed a freight train last storm....... now for the good news; it ought to be a banner year down here in the SW for lobster, yellow chanterelles, kings, matsi etc in the high country where I cannot roam like previous fall seasons, dad-burn stroke. Oh, it is a sad day that more than a hundred structures burned at Weed in that forest fire.


User_Name: RayOfHope
Date: Tuesday September 16, 2014
Time: 03:00 PM

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Hey Dread Yes! Buyers are in bad shape, but i wonder why. Maybe in past years of lowballing everyone and saying it's bosses making them keep prices down? Well if this years Pine season looks to be bad means supply will be bad thus demand great and prices up! But this won't happen because buyers and their buyers will keep prices down like every other year. I say find your own market within the nearest metropolitan city like an oriental market and start delivering your mushrooms directly. If it the demand is there then start taking orders and maybe find your own pickers.


User_Name: Shantyman
Date: Tuesday September 16, 2014
Time: 12:44 PM

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Discernment is definately required these days as you sift through "free information " here or anywhere. Not like the good old days when you could just hang around one of the 7 restaurants or 12 buying stations at the Zoo and see for yourself : ) My observations posted earlier you can trust. You have my name on it. Crandawg keep hangin on and IF the fallrains arrive tomorrow call me maybe end of Sept. Don't give up your day job this year though. As for me got a wedding for M to go to then back to the saltmine. Strike is over


User_Name: Daddy in Wa
Date: Tuesday September 16, 2014
Time: 12:41 PM

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Darren, I've always been interested in canning mushrooms but everything online says you shouldn't do with wild ones. Would you be willing to share your process?


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Tuesday September 16, 2014
Time: 10:46 AM

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Hi Shantyman and zed!! Been hanging off the back of garbage trucks for what was supposed to be a bit of filler until the mushrooms came, but alas that gig is dragging on. Can't for the life of me understand this 9 to 5 thing, and like the rest, sure would appreciate some rain. Like you, though, don't want to get too optimistic. The chanties on the central Island have tried their level best to pop, but, as we speak, 99 % are not worth the trouble to pick. Crispy critters they are, and don't know of any buyers who would give a wooden nickel for them. Shantyman, I was going to ring you the other night and ask if it was worth heading up there, but by the sounds of it, it isn't. Especially if your early patches are bone dry and not producing. I hope all is well, though, Grampa and please say hi to the new Granny too. Haven't spoken to Morgy Baby in a year or so, but please wish him the best for me. And zed, my pine patch out of QB has been recently decimated. Yahoo, those short sighted bastards have struck again! And my surrounding chanty zones have so much sun exposure now in a matter of days anything that pops is wiped out or refuses to grow. There is plenty of moisture in the hollows, but they are later producing, so I suppose time will tell on those ones. As for the back forty, one zone popped along the big creek and the rest is way too dry. Not even any whites, and, as you know, they pop like mad back there. Biggest weekend to date 46 lbs - that's two days - and lost a heap to heat attrition. Don't want to be the doom and gloom guy, but the chanties have tried to come, and have been thwarted by the heat...it is rare that they try again, in these parts anyway. And, I don't think that the day of rain we are expecting on Thursday is going to make any kind of difference to the crop. I do hope I am wrong though...this garbage gig is dragging me down. GL folks and happy pickin's if they do decide to come!


User_Name: Jeremy
Date: Tuesday September 16, 2014
Time: 10:20 AM

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chanterelle-mushroom-pickers/190576794346679 Local Vancouver Island pickers and references to buyers, for what its worth... ;-)


User_Name: felix.full.power
Date: Tuesday September 16, 2014
Time: 09:27 AM

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keep your spirits high! a lot of rain is comming, as usual. anybody know of any chanty buyers on vancouver island, any at all? i'm gettin tired of having to eat 20lbs a day!


User_Name: Darren
Date: Tuesday September 16, 2014
Time: 08:36 AM

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We have been pulling in pounds of the golden chantrelles here on Vancouver Island. Would happily sell them if the buyers were here and the price was worth it. Right now we are canning and freezing them.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday September 16, 2014
Time: 07:29 AM

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Got email from my study partner. He was at the study Sunday. Reposted 4 pounds picked. Grade 1 - 5. Mostly dry and wormy. He said very few babies. Said didn't look good. For those who don't know where the study is, it's west of Diamond Lake at 5200 to 5600 feet on north side. Matsiman


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Monday September 15, 2014
Time: 10:50 PM

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Well we are all optimistic we shroom pickers. BUT if we don't get some BIG volume of rain VERY soon, I would say the season IF it happens , won't start till LATE October. The Channies I have been finding are very tasty, with a touch of mould. And so light they keep floating away. Thats all I have to report.....


User_Name: Dreads
Date: Monday September 15, 2014
Time: 07:11 PM

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Hey man I don't mean to be negative but you have got to be realistic. The buyers are in bad shape just like people hoping to make some money this fall and if there isn't a commercial flush buyers wont come set up. It's one thing to find a few mushrooms and another to have a big enough harvest to call it a commercial amount. I haven't heard of anyplace that's having a commercial harvest or expecting to have one, except maybe chemult and randle and even then the poor pickers are lucky to make expenses,getting a couple pounds A DAY (maybe) !!!!!! the buyers are the only ones who come out ahead in a season like this, if that's what ends up happening.


User_Name: Squidz
Date: Monday September 15, 2014
Time: 06:12 PM

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I got 3 1/2 pounds of pines in Clearwater, BC. Any buyers? Where are the buyers? What are the prices these days?


User_Name: Dreads
Date: Monday September 15, 2014
Time: 11:47 AM

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Just checking to see whats up here lately! It looks like lots of people hoping for something big in Canada, I don't see much happening up there this fall. I doesn't look too good for chemult/ crescent lake for pines this season either since it's way too hot and bone dry. Randle will probably be a bust or near bust as well. In fact nowhere looks good unless you get lucky and stumble into a little patch somewhere. Pretty much all of Or and Wa are toasty dry and if any rain comes it will probably be too late. I was thinking of heading down to southern Oregon later but they have been in such severe long term drought a little rain wont save their season either. So, that's what I think. I'm pretty sure a lot of gas money will be spent trying to find mushrooms to sell be people desperate enough to try but I'll just settle for whatever I can get for my own personal stash, maybe some chantys or something if we get some good rain in Wa. Too bad too I was hoping to take my vacation time to go commercial picking for pines. Oh well there's always next year, maybe.


User_Name: FUNGI FUNGUY
Date: Monday September 15, 2014
Time: 09:12 AM

Messages

Thanks Jean coming to set up this weekend,Dan


User_Name: Northern picker
Date: Sunday September 14, 2014
Time: 11:47 PM

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Anyone in the north have any price updates? Around terrace the Nass or the zoo? Any comments will be appreciated.


User_Name: Northern picker
Date: Sunday September 14, 2014
Time: 11:43 PM

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Well my fellow pickers it looks like we got some rain and cooler temperatures on the way, starting Wednesday, and continuing on till at least Sunday. Up here in the terrace area it's looking to be a promising weekend! Full buckets everyone and wish me luck!!


User_Name: Shantyman
Date: Sunday September 14, 2014
Time: 09:59 PM

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I would like to be optimistic about the season up north but see no reason. Draught covers it; every stream, lake, river and mudpuddle and "indicator mushroom " is chanting in unison "WATER...WATER". Hummmm..maybe he's bloofing. Clouds keep streaming over head w/o so much as a drop. Zoo is shrinking too


User_Name: Kootenay brother
Date: Sunday September 14, 2014
Time: 09:29 PM

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Still pulling some shrooms and firewood outta da bush not to mention a few huckleberries! Rains in the forecast season shaping up nicely gonna hit the springs on Tuesday should be good!


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Sunday September 14, 2014
Time: 08:31 PM

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Before you resend on me guy..... He did ask....LOL


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Sunday September 14, 2014
Time: 08:29 PM

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You don't live in Canada..... To answer your question....YES.... mushrooms grow everywhere in the world. If there were no mushrooms we would not be here. Period. ---------- look under your house, look in your shoes, look in your garbage.... look in the parks, look anywhere there is any kind of vegetation..... or rotting material..... and you will find mushrooms.... well add a little water and get the temp just right.... Hell they even grow in my truck....In fact you even have fungus growing on your skin, between your tows. very small but there all the same... go find some cow dung, chances are if it's old enough you will find shrooms on it. But best of all just Google it....


User_Name: Anything anywhere?
Date: Sunday September 14, 2014
Time: 07:32 PM

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Is there any mushrooms anywhere else?. I don't live in canada


User_Name: Zed
Date: Sunday September 14, 2014
Time: 04:28 PM

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Goes without saying Vancouver Island needs rain.....Ps. Island Timberlands, Timber west, etc. still logging the piss out of the island. Went to Buckley bay yesterday and not 1 of my old patches left!!! zed


User_Name: Arrow Shrooms
Date: Sunday September 14, 2014
Time: 11:10 AM

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FUNGI FUNGUY & Stickman, Yes, I am open in the Nakusp area now, not much coming in yet, only about a 1/2 to a lb or two to be had by most pickers at this time but it does look promising so far. I'm taking Pine, Chanterelles, and lobster. The pines are a bit small yet and fairly wormy, depending on the area but coming as long as we get more rain soon, the crop of chanterelles and lobster is not that great yet but may also improve with time and rain. --Jean's Mushroom Station - Nakusp. Just past the kuskanax bridge Hwy 23 N Nakusp. 250265 4147 hewat@telus.net. Will be doing the rain dance. Happy picking to all!!


User_Name: stickman
Date: Sunday September 14, 2014
Time: 07:35 AM

Messages

Hey all, anything happening for pines near Nakusp yet?


User_Name: Song-E Lover
Date: Saturday September 13, 2014
Time: 11:14 PM

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Hi guys, I have gone to pick pines couple of times with my friends in hell's gate area, and whistler. Had so much fun, and got so into mush picking. Anyone wanna take me to your spot? I will provide a ride and food. Please email me if you are nice enough =) namgilee604@hotmail.com


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Saturday September 13, 2014
Time: 02:50 PM

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If one has pine's at this time and would like to sale them and can't find a buyer what dose one do?. I have Chanterelle's,fryed chicke,boletes,blue chanterelles and white chanterelles,yellow foot chanterelles,blue-capped polypore,bear head and Matsutake all for sale. My Yellow chanterelle's any all of the above are from the Eastern Slop's of the Cascade's and are Freshly picked on order, we have been picking yellow Chanterelle's all summer long and and have to many we need more sale's "But if you are a buyer" we well not sale them for less then($15 a lbs us). You can find out more on what we have on facebook by looking me up Auguststeinbornsr or Augustmoon1788 also video's on youtube just type August Steinborn sr. we have had lot's of fun this year at picking Chanterelle's and taking photo's of many mushroom's. We have about two month's to go and hope many of you well be picking soon Fullbuckets to you all and Enjoy what is left of the Season. And thank's to you Matsiman for your report...........Mad morel.


User_Name: Fiddlehead Heaven
Date: Saturday September 13, 2014
Time: 09:07 AM

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This message is for Garf ! Garf could you please private message me at dwight.thornton@gmail.com You are the only one that I know of who is still around from the Pemberton area in the late 70s and early 80s that might be able to answer some puzzling questions that I have. Hello to everyone else out there on the mushroom trail, hope you all have a good fall season with full buckets for you. Can't say I know a lot of the new people here on the message board anymore, but I have enjoyed reading some of your posts here today and welcome to the world of 'Feast Or Famine' My advise is this for you newcomers ; Do it because you love it, and as a hobby, and if you can make a little cash while doing what you love, then you will have a very good time doing it. If your doing it because you need the money, then my heart goes out to you for the disappointments that are to come for you. There are other careers that pay much better with a steady pay check with less travel involved these day's !! Cheers, Dwight in New Brunswick


User_Name: Red
Date: Saturday September 13, 2014
Time: 12:07 AM

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Any news on pines north of Hope, or when they usually start?


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Friday September 12, 2014
Time: 10:04 PM

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Went out today,-1 on the hill and +12 by noon, lol.lots of white shanties and a few lobsters but nothing els.I also have seen seasons like this and I'm not going to say what I think because if theres one thing that I've learnd over the years is never try to predict the pines lol. There's still time yet so all we can do is wait and see.Good luck and be safe.


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Friday September 12, 2014
Time: 09:37 PM

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Found a few more wormy pines, last nights frost probably took out most of them bugs , firewood time!


User_Name: Scruff
Date: Friday September 12, 2014
Time: 07:12 PM

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There was a frost up high a couple nights ago Garf.


User_Name: FUNGI FUNGUY
Date: Friday September 12, 2014
Time: 06:17 PM

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in nakusp area,and any buyers open yet


User_Name: fungi funguy
Date: Friday September 12, 2014
Time: 05:42 PM

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looking for pine prices this season


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday September 12, 2014
Time: 03:40 PM

Messages

garf..... did you make it to the Yukon? I hope so...


User_Name: garf
Date: Friday September 12, 2014
Time: 07:18 AM

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no signs of mushrooms yet and i dont expect anything until we get a good downpour and then a few days and more damp cool wet otherwise we will get a few white chants and a few pine stragglers and the usual boletes .... now with that update back to the woodpile,,,,oppss forgot , delivering handsplit cedar shakes today... gl and fill your boots ... lions bay here i come


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Friday September 12, 2014
Time: 06:08 AM

Messages

Pines best friend are old growth hemlock!


User_Name: terrace area
Date: Thursday September 11, 2014
Time: 04:50 PM

Messages

Anyone want to give any clues where to go in terrace for pines?


User_Name: Northern picker
Date: Wednesday September 10, 2014
Time: 09:52 PM

Messages

I tried today for a few hours after work. At a productive patch and nothing yet. About 3-4 asshole mushrooms so the pines can't be to far behind. I'm gonna try the Nass this weekend so wish me luck


User_Name: terrace area
Date: Wednesday September 10, 2014
Time: 07:58 PM

Messages

anyone try today in terrace?


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Wednesday September 10, 2014
Time: 01:08 AM

Messages

robs straight. he won't steer ya wrong.


User_Name: terrace area
Date: Wednesday September 10, 2014
Time: 12:01 AM

Messages

Has anyone found any pines in the Terrace area? If so, what are the prices like?


User_Name: Northern picker
Date: Tuesday September 09, 2014
Time: 10:56 PM

Messages

Things have been coming in pretty slow for me. I try and get out every couple days. So far far I've found a few chanterelles. A few lobsters, trumpets, sweet tooth, and just today 2 bolettus. All of which have been eaten in burgers or just today my wife made a beautiful cream of mushroom soup. Once they start really coming in I'm going to be sure to dehydrate and vacuume seal enough for my family and then consider selling. If the prices are to low by that point I'll dehydrate more and gift them out for Christmas. The 2 joes have robbed us enough.


User_Name: Northern picker
Date: Tuesday September 09, 2014
Time: 10:46 PM

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Also be sure to park right beside any buyer. And offer any picker 1-2 more a pound then what there paying. You'll load up in no time. And honestly any good buyer want mind.


User_Name: Northern picker
Date: Tuesday September 09, 2014
Time: 10:43 PM

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Hey terrace visitor send me your email. I'm not sure anything is popping just yet. I went out this evening for a few hours and only found a few bolitus and a few trumpets. But when the pines come in, which should be any day now, I'd be happy to sell a few to you.


User_Name: Terrace Visitor
Date: Tuesday September 09, 2014
Time: 09:01 PM

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Where can one buy locally picked pine mushrooms in Terrace this time of year?


User_Name: Rob and Christine
Date: Tuesday September 09, 2014
Time: 11:07 AM

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Hi all, I'm a buyer in the nakusp area and so far there are a few white chanties out from the summer rain and one wormy pine per square kilometer, right now expect to make 50-60 bucks a day in the absolute best chanty ground. Text me for updates anytime at 250-775-1158. Btw we always have the best prices, don't sell in town this year!!!


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Monday September 08, 2014
Time: 09:10 PM

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Yah mushroom bandit, I agree with you on the prices , if they are too low I don't sell my shrooms I much rather keep them in my freezer, usually I'll dry sauté them vacu seal them up and into the freezer they go if prices go below 10 $ per pound it's not worth it, frikken gas is 1.40$ per litre . But I must say I really enjoy walking through the bush, and with the right recipes these wild mushrooms are awesomely delish!!There top value rests in my belly , not to mention all the awesome medicinal values that they hold


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Monday September 08, 2014
Time: 08:42 PM

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Just go back from north of nakusp , pulled out 35 lbs of chanterelles , a few pine buttons , most of the were wormy, lots allotropia pine indicators a little too early for the pines but prime time for the white chanterelles Happy hunting all!!


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Monday September 08, 2014
Time: 06:39 PM

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actually i pick there almost every year. but it's recreational. the prices "in town anyways", magically drop within hours of a good flush. its very frustrating. dont sell you tight buttons for four bucks. so its fun but no money. other than that "vacantcrayfish" the buyers will point you in the right direction


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Monday September 08, 2014
Time: 04:16 PM

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if you go picking in nakusp, keep some money aside to get home. the prices are horrible. i picked there once and got 4/lbs then went west and got 25 the next day. its fun there tho


User_Name: starving
Date: Monday September 08, 2014
Time: 02:59 PM

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thanks for posting that andy i was up there tuesday when it opened 20 per lb left friday it was 12 i was able to make gas money is all it dont look good hh


User_Name: VacantCrayfish
Date: Monday September 08, 2014
Time: 02:02 PM

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Hi, new to mushroom picking here. Headed to Nakusp area for pines, was wondering if there are a decent amount of buyers out there. Or someone who wouldn't mind to meet up and share some of their knowledge with me as I am eager to learn more about it. Vacant.Crayfish@Gmail.com


User_Name: Northern picker
Date: Monday September 08, 2014
Time: 08:20 AM

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Hey boat people when I was living down in Victoria. I actually found some one on Craig's list. The guy didn't have wheels so he was willing to trade his knowledge of a few patches and some different edibles for a ride. Good trade in my book. And he also shared a few places to sell them as well. We only went out once together but I learned a lot.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday September 08, 2014
Time: 07:31 AM

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Morning All, Went to study Saturday. Not much happening. Found about 20 mushrooms in 4 clusters. Grade from 1 to 5, dry and wormy. Nothing new coming. A few babies, but they are drying out and won't grow. A few chanties, small and drying. Matsiman


User_Name: garf
Date: Monday September 08, 2014
Time: 07:16 AM

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boatpeople the hot dry summer will make for a very poor mushroom year in the areas you are talking about . Not to discourage and my only suggestion is to hike and look . I have tons of spots and it was all leg work . Hike , Hike and more Hike. I still find new spots by the same method and once you know what to look for it comes easier. Have to find new areas to make up for the ones being logged ... good luck ... we need rain and until then i will be IN the WOODPILE....


User_Name: boatpeople
Date: Sunday September 07, 2014
Time: 01:43 PM

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Rover, thanks for responding. We've been spending a bit of time up around clear creek/Harrison east FSR, decent elevation, connects up to Skookumchuk... Is there any hope of finding chanties and pines through that corridor later in the season or are we wasting time? Lots of chickens to eat and great camping anyhow!


User_Name: rover
Date: Sunday September 07, 2014
Time: 12:38 PM

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Boat people not much area left to pick pines on s coast to much logging has been done just lost more chanty patches pine patch ribboned so it will be gone soon.nothing to speak of for pines up north to dry no rain in forecast so its a waiting game here nice camping weather though


User_Name: Boatpeople
Date: Sunday September 07, 2014
Time: 09:25 AM

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Hi everyone! We are a pair living all over the coast in our sailboat and/or Toyota. We're planning to do some mushroom hunting this fall around south coastal bc. I've had some experience hunting certain silly mushrooms in the U.S. Pnw but now interested in the edibles in this area. We would be very grateful to anyone who might let us tag along a few days to learn the ropes. In exchange for your generosity we could take you sailing or whatever. The big dream is to eventually find ourselves some spots to harvest from the water so we could live out of our boats AND hunt pines. There are worse ways to spend the fall! ; ) J.carcin@gmail


User_Name: wild side
Date: Sunday September 07, 2014
Time: 06:06 AM

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Nakusp area starting up ... white chat, lobster and a few pines. bon chance!


User_Name: MushroomManMike
Date: Saturday September 06, 2014
Time: 09:47 PM

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Hello! I'm looking for a BUYER for #1 #2 pines! Email me at Kingofbane@hotmail.com text or call me at 250-936-8110


User_Name: northern picker
Date: Friday September 05, 2014
Time: 07:39 PM

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ok, for inquiring minds. i ran in to rick, a mushroom buyer here in terrace. 20 per pound for pine. 3 for chanterelles and lobster and 4 for cauliflower. he had one basket of yellow chanties on the table and 1 caully. no pines just yet. i heard from a reliable source that there is one buyer open in the nass and they're not getting any pines yet either.... come on already, wish this season would start. need more rain i guess, but looking at the forcast its not looking to good. hope you guys are having better luck elsewhere.


User_Name: Drea
Date: Friday September 05, 2014
Time: 04:55 PM

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Did the Matsutake Season start already?


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Friday September 05, 2014
Time: 12:02 PM

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your welcome


User_Name: Mike Brat
Date: Friday September 05, 2014
Time: 08:06 AM

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Thanks Arrow Shrooms , will be sure to get a hold of you close to next weekend and see how things are going there .... cheers :-)


User_Name: Pilot351
Date: Friday September 05, 2014
Time: 07:52 AM

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Hey Kootenaybrother, Why don't you send me an email and we can talk about it in more detail. forestedibledelights@yahoo.com


User_Name: Arrow Shrooms
Date: Thursday September 04, 2014
Time: 10:51 PM

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Mike Brat: re anyone know buyers in the Nakusp area. I am one and have been buying over 20 years here. No one is officially open as of yet. There are a few nice chanterelles a few pickers have brought in while out checking patches. A few lobster are starting. Nothing much in the way of pine yet, only a couple of wormy ones so far. With the rain and the recent temps it won't be too long. My # is 250 265 4147 or hewat@telus.net. Happy picking.


User_Name: Northern picker
Date: Thursday September 04, 2014
Time: 09:32 PM

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Oh and as far as pricing I'm not sure yet. Rick seems to be the only buyer as of yet, and he's not in his shack. Just has a sign on the door saying to call if you have shrooms


User_Name: Northern picker
Date: Thursday September 04, 2014
Time: 09:30 PM

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Hey wants to pick in terrace, it's not quite happening just yet. I've been hitting the bush just about every day and other than a few baby calliflowers nothing yet. We have been getting some rain and the nights are getting cooler so it's just a waiting game right now. Hope this helps.


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Thursday September 04, 2014
Time: 08:48 PM

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Hey forest delights what kind of prices are you paying , and what species are you looking for lobsters,chanterelles,hedgehogs,matsutake ,boletes? Wild ginger?Salale?Huckleberries perhaps ?What kind of numbers are you paying and what is your location?Dried morels?BackYard grown shitake?


User_Name: want to pick.terrace
Date: Thursday September 04, 2014
Time: 08:38 PM

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Does anyone know if picking has started in Terrace, BC area yet? And what are the prices.


User_Name: Pilot351
Date: Thursday September 04, 2014
Time: 05:40 PM

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Hello All!, I'm looking for some good quality mushrooms and wild edibles to offer my clientele, I distribute through my own website and have several restaurant's that I do business with all over the country. I'm not looking to deal with the huge buyers, I'm looking to establish relationships with some good experienced foragers that can provide me with candy product and know how to package the mushrooms for shipment. I have an airline account but would prefer to use yours if you have one. I would also be interested in someone who can drop ship for me as well as provide bulk weight. I would need wholesale pricing, I know all the big players and I know what they charge. If anyone can help me out shoot me an email: forestedibledelights@yahoo.com Lets see if we can help each other make some money.


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Thursday September 04, 2014
Time: 05:28 PM

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i found two nice tight little buttons just a few minutes out of the truck then nothing else. but its a very small little area i use to see if there out. i seen a asian guy with a half safeway bag full but he was about three clicks from his truck. pines are just starting


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Thursday September 04, 2014
Time: 03:08 PM

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we had a good dump of rain in the kootenays. My niece is watching the children of the corn. I'm gonna head up and take a good look around my "not so secret spot". I'll keep ya posted unless i find lots, in witch case i will just stay silent.


User_Name: newshroomer
Date: Thursday September 04, 2014
Time: 02:32 PM

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Hi everybody! Wondering if anyone is still picking mushrooms/huckleberries in Mt. Adams/Trout Lake area or if better prospects on the north coast? Gas has gotten too much, but itching to venture out.


User_Name: Mike Brat
Date: Thursday September 04, 2014
Time: 01:11 PM

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picked about 10 lbs of nice Lobsters near sicamous the other day. Looking forward to going to Nakusp next weekend , anyone know any buyers there and what the prices are like ? thank you mikebrat@hotmail.com


User_Name: Van
Date: Thursday September 04, 2014
Time: 08:25 AM

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Hi northern picker, sorry I didn't get any prices But will be sure to ask when she gets to area With phone reception and post them


User_Name: Northerntour
Date: Thursday September 04, 2014
Time: 06:51 AM

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Hi Tukaluk, I have never heard of Wask Lake. Roughly where on Vancouver Island is it located? Thank you.


User_Name: jonnytutu
Date: Wednesday September 03, 2014
Time: 09:40 PM

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Found 20lbs of chantrelles in the west koots on sunday - nice big ones. This rain should bring out another flush....some nice lobsters around too. Didn't see any pines though


User_Name: Northern picker
Date: Wednesday September 03, 2014
Time: 08:47 PM

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Hey van, any word on the prices up that way?


User_Name: Van
Date: Wednesday September 03, 2014
Time: 05:42 PM

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Sorry, it's a camp up north of Kitwanga. Great for pines. Big picking spot in Northern bc.


User_Name: nikkig
Date: Wednesday September 03, 2014
Time: 05:38 PM

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Van - what is the zoo in cranberry? That in Campbell River???


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Wednesday September 03, 2014
Time: 01:42 PM

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Just got out for a quick stroll through the old growth.Found some comb tooth,a coral like mushroom,choice!Also found some pines, two one was wormy and the second was surprisingly a tight #1! First matsutake of the year , and pulled out some lobsters , they were good quality!Rained pretty hard last night and cooled down significantly could be the trigger we've been waiting for!!


User_Name: Van
Date: Wednesday September 03, 2014
Time: 01:18 PM

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Shelly is buying at the zoo in cranberry


User_Name: nikkig
Date: Wednesday September 03, 2014
Time: 10:22 AM

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Anyone know if the buyers in Campbell River or Comox Valley open?


User_Name: tukaluk
Date: Wednesday September 03, 2014
Time: 09:48 AM

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picking yellow chantys van. island wosk lake area $5 a pound


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Wednesday September 03, 2014
Time: 07:58 AM

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Yo euvol, You can message me at kootenaybrother@gmail.com.pretty good dump of rain last night , gonna hit nakusp really soon! Potential for buckets full of mushrooms!Mine as well hit the hotsprings while I'm out there!


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Tuesday September 02, 2014
Time: 10:23 PM

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Went out today and found some possible new ground,it sure looked good,almost every kind of shroom was out there except for pine.Found some beautifully yellow shanties thou and plan on having some for dinner tomorrow lol.Garf,if you ever do make it this way look me up I think you'd like this little piece of paradise lol.Its just a matter of time now and bumps will start to appear I hope.good luck to all and most important be safe.


User_Name: euvol
Date: Monday September 01, 2014
Time: 08:11 PM

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Kootenaybrother - how to contact you ? I'm in Nelson bc too...would like to chat.


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Monday September 01, 2014
Time: 05:58 PM

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Saw dude selling chanterelles out side the Walmart in nelson bc 5$per pound ,shrooms looked quite nice I must say!


User_Name: Jeremy
Date: Monday September 01, 2014
Time: 08:00 AM

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Good morning all, this is a great resource! I live and pick in the Cowichan Valley area of Vancouver Island BC and have good luck with Golden Chanterelles, with some rain arriving there should be the start of a good season. If you are intersted in #1 fresh picked and delivered mushrooms on the same day please email me to make arrangements, thanks and good luck to all the pickers out there, Jeremy poole.j@shaw.ca


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