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St. Georges Mushrooms... The price?

 
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cab



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 8:32 am    Post subject: St. Georges Mushrooms... The price?  Reply with quote    

Reports I've heard (from Bagpuss) suggest that the going rate for S. Georges mushrooms in one local shop is 25 per kilo.

Which means that on a nice evening cycle ride yeaterday I picked 50 quids worth, plus some more for the fairy ring mushrooms.

Like I always say, NEVER think about how much your mushrooms are worth. It'll make you gibber. Sometimes I wonder whether my dried mushrooms should be insured!

mochyn



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    


cab



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:


That's what I thought!

mochyn



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Two mids that think as one... I feel as if I'd just made and eaten a quiche of 50 notes! Bit tastier, though. I don't sell fungi that I find, but do use wild fruits in jams, jellies etc. that I sell, so I'm getting a bit back.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Actually, I think the enjoyment we get from the activity of foraging and the satisfaction of finding wild edibles is worth more than you could earn in cash terms from the project. And it does give a certain social cachet around here!

cab



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
Two mids that think as one... I feel as if I'd just made and eaten a quiche of 50 notes! Bit tastier, though. I don't sell fungi that I find, but do use wild fruits in jams, jellies etc. that I sell, so I'm getting a bit back.


I've sometimes considered selling fungi, but at the end of the day it's so much more satisfying to give them to people; gifts of dried mushrooms at Christmas must save us a fortune.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There's a branch of House of Fraser about 10 minutes from where I work...25ish a kilo is about the cheapest wild mushrooms they sell, and 40ish is pretty regular too. Some of them look pretty sorry for themselves, too (then again so would I after a week or two in a department store).

It is an interesting point although one not to dwell on too much! Of course, it's not just foraging - we've probably had 10 or 20 worth of "organic baby leaf freshly harvested with a herb dressing" salads in the last month

cab



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not frequenting the trendier shops, I've no idea how much you'd pay for sorrel. How much does that cost to buy?

Bugs



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cab wrote:
Not frequenting the trendier shops


Well darlings, when one has an image to maintain, it's all right for you eternal student types in your university towns but down here you know, when you have the bridge club to dinner and the Rotary wives for coffee..

Erm, I have no idea. I like looking around the food department though so I'll have a look next time I'm in. I guess it comes in mixed salads...watercress is a good 1.50 at least, for a portion that wouldn't fill two tummies.

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