The little coastal town of Tofino is the surfing mecca of Canada. Its beautiful beaches and old growth forests do well to extend its offerings to non-surfers like myself. Two weeks ago some friends let us in on a little secret – chanterelle mushrooms had come early this year. It was the first week of September and these golden gems were popping up everywhere. A quick run down for us first timers on the how-to’s of chanterlles picking gave us an idea of their preferred growing area, how to harvest them sustainably, and how to differentiate them from look a-likes. After some more research and learning from seasoned chanterelle pickers, I’m sharing my How To Harvest Chanterelle Mushrooms and other tips.
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