Selling Chanterelle Mushrooms - Can They Be Overharvested
I have only been mushroom hunting for 4 years, but I've found some places near me where you can pick pounds and pounds of them.
I have been selling some to supplement my income and have no real idea what they are worth, but at $12.00 a pound I have never had a problem.
I only harvest the freshest and cleanest, about 1/3 of what I find. Yet I wonder if I could over-pick and spoil their growth.
Also, last year local restaurants have had trouble with the Health Department. They're saying it is unsafe and can no longer purchase from me without problems. This needs to change. Local gourmet chefs love them. You should see their eyes when I show them a box full of fresh, beautiful Chanterelle mushrooms.
Any comments would be appreciated.