A Bumper Crop of Chanterelle Mushrooms!

Posted by Sandy McRuer on October 9th, 2007

There are a lot fewer tourists around at this time of year. Too bad. It’s a favourite time of year for me. A nice day, like yesterday, is quite spectacular.

To earn a little extra money in the fall when the tours are fewer and farther between, I have been picking Chanterelle mushrooms. And this year there is a bumper crop. Wow! I have a good buyer who offers a good price, and there are very few people picking in the area I am working in. It is easy to pick $100 worth in an afternoon, usually more.

Busy picking Chanterelles  Having a little fun! A nice patch of Chanerelles

Of course I avoid picking in the area I have set aside for the Rainbird Mushroom Tour. Oh, didn’t I mention it earlier? Just like last year, I am offering a mushroom tour combined with a gourmet mushroom dinner at the best local restaurant, Batstar Cafe and Picnic. And his chef can cook! He was trained by some of the best chefs in Vancouver. We are lucky to have him in this town.

Straight-branched Coral is not so edible, but interesting! Angel Wings are euite edible Dinner at the Batstar Cafe 06

Last year participants were able to bring home a bunch of the mushrooms they collected and try out some of the recipes that they got for participating in the tour. Of course some of them had to be used for the meal.

Interested? Want more information? Try this link! http://rainbirdexcursions.com/Mushroom_tour_B.html

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