Forest Mushrooms feeds growing need for fungi

You might call it a shroom boom

While agri-hobbyists may tend their own chicken flocks and tap their own maple trees, it's unlikely that home mushroom cultivation will become the next hot foodie trend. While foraging for wild mushrooms is increasing in popularity, Doyle stresses the importance of education and experience. Foragers who sell wild mushrooms to restaurants or at farmers' markets are supposed to be state certified, as Doyle is, though regulation of most sellers has been somewhat lax. To avoid bug-infested mushrooms, or worse, poisonous ones, a thorough understanding of mycology is essential. For every edible mushroom variety that foragers seek, Doyle notes, "there are two to three that look similar that can be poisonous." 

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