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    Post #1 - October 4th, 2015, 5:53 pm
    Post #1 - October 4th, 2015, 5:53 pm Post #1 - October 4th, 2015, 5:53 pm
    I currently have fresh Maitake (Grifola frondosa), Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus and L. cincinnatus), Giant Puffballs (Calvatia gigantea), Oysters, Wood Blewitt, Honey mushrooms, and Black Trumpet mushrooms for sale.

    I'd prefer to sell larger orders but will sell per lb as well if within a short meeting distance or if you come to me (south suburbs near Palos). I would like to find restaurants or grocery stores that are interested in repeat orders as I can fill large orders of what's in season, especially if I know what you'd be looking for.

    I was a chef for 8 years in Seattle (Canlis) and Chicago (Nomi), have been foraging mushrooms for over 20 years, and can guarantee positive identification. I only offer fresh/beautiful mushrooms and can deliver larger orders.

    If interested, contact me via cell for quickest response @ 708-224-5322 (please leave a message) or via email @ matthewrolsen@yahoo.com

    Thank you and take care
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  • Post #2 - October 4th, 2015, 9:53 pm
    Post #2 - October 4th, 2015, 9:53 pm Post #2 - October 4th, 2015, 9:53 pm
    Are these foraged on private land?
  • Post #3 - October 4th, 2015, 11:09 pm
    Post #3 - October 4th, 2015, 11:09 pm Post #3 - October 4th, 2015, 11:09 pm
    bw77 wrote:Are these foraged on private land?

    I'm curious why this would matter. Is foraging for mushrooms on public property in IL illegal?

    Here's what I found when did a little investigating:

    "Mushroom Collecting: No license is required for mushroom collecting in Illinois, but mushroom collectors always need landowner permission and, on public sites, must adhere to approved collecting regulations and hours. Collection of mushrooms is allowed in many IDNR state parks, fish and wildlife, and other recreation areas, but it is prohibited in any area designated as a dedicated nature preserve. Areas under the jurisdiction of the IDNR that offer spring turkey hunting are not open to mushroom collecting until after 1 p.m. daily to ensure the safety of all site visitors. Mushroom hunters are urged to call ahead to the state site they intend to visit to learn of any site-specific regulations regarding mushroom collecting."

    Don't know how accurate this is, though.

    Thanks,

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  • Post #4 - October 5th, 2015, 4:39 am
    Post #4 - October 5th, 2015, 4:39 am Post #4 - October 5th, 2015, 4:39 am
    Mushroom collecting is strictly prohibited in Cook County Forest Preserves.
    Cook County Forest Preserves wrote:Collection of plants and animals is strictly prohibited. This includes harvesting firewood; collecting mushrooms, wildflowers or other wild plants and their seeds; and otherwise removing or damaging any plants or trees.

    However, several vendors at the Evanston Farmers' Market on Saturday had Maitake and other wild mushrooms. I got a Sulfur Shelf mushroom (aka Chicken of the Woods) which I'll be cooking up tonight. River Valley is a good source, and they're also growing their own Lion's Mane mushrooms in their facilities in Wisconsin.
  • Post #5 - October 5th, 2015, 8:30 am
    Post #5 - October 5th, 2015, 8:30 am Post #5 - October 5th, 2015, 8:30 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    bw77 wrote:Are these foraged on private land?

    I'm curious why this would matter. Is foraging for mushrooms on public property in IL illegal?


    I don't know if it is legal or not and I am curious. The reason I thought of it at all was the mention of Palos in the original post. There are very large areas of Cook County Forest Preserves in the Palos area. It seems to me one thing to take a wild plant (fungus?} for your own use and another to take quantities to sell. Not sure what I think about that. I am sure there are many, many reasons why this is different, but you certainly couldn't do this with fish or game.
  • Post #6 - October 5th, 2015, 9:31 am
    Post #6 - October 5th, 2015, 9:31 am Post #6 - October 5th, 2015, 9:31 am
    You are assuming they collect in Cook County. What happens when you assume?
  • Post #7 - October 5th, 2015, 9:47 am
    Post #7 - October 5th, 2015, 9:47 am Post #7 - October 5th, 2015, 9:47 am
    Octarine wrote:You are assuming they collect in Cook County. What happens when you assume?

    Additionally, the question of whether they are found on public land is not entirely relevant, since it is not illegal to forage for mushrooms in all public areas, only some.

    =R=
    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

    Another beer before happy hour to put me in the mood for drinkin', uh huh huh, oh, forget thinkin' --Beaver Nelson

    I find it a matter of note that in New York or Terre Haute, school cookies always seem to be oatmeal --Mr. French

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