How Commercial Wild Mushroom Pickers Harvest Huge Quantities—And Why
Ten pounds of wild edible mushrooms is a big haul for most hobbyist foragers. But for a professional picker, it’s a sign it’s time to find a new patch. Their livelihood depends on securing substantial quantities of morels, chanterelles, pine mushrooms or other edible varieties, for days and months on end. Focusing on how they accomplish this feat, this talk provides an introduction to the Canadian wild food trade. Focusing on why, it reveals the social, environmental and economic values motivating this unique form of forest industry.
If you’d like to come, members of the public are welcome to attend one meeting as a guest prior to joining the society. It’s at the Toronto Botanical Garden, located at the south-west corner of Leslie St. and Lawrence Ave. East in Toronto, at 7:45 PM. Arrive early to sign in.