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Mushroom Fever in the Fall

 

The mushroom season is over now. The local buyers have closed their shops. It has been a good year. The Pine mushrooms have been bountiful in spite of the extremely dry conditions in the summer and early fall. In the basket you see a very fine collection of No. 1 rated mushrooms (buttons) that were selling this year for about $20 a pound. It always brings excitement and joy to us after Gertrud (Biene) has been combing the local forests for these precious fungi. To highlight the season I wrote this poem a few years ago. Enjoy.

17 comments

  1. Amy · November 28, 2018

    $20 a pound! I bet they are delicious!

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    • Peter Klopp · November 28, 2018

      They are not only delicious, but have many health benefits including support for the immune system.

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  2. Pure Glory · November 28, 2018

    It sounds like Biene had a treasure hunt for the button mushrooms and I am sure you both enjoyed the fruit of her labor. They are sure to be delectable due to their $20 a pound price. Peter, enjoyed your poem.

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    • Peter Klopp · November 28, 2018

      The Japanese are craving for these mushrooms. The exported Pine mushrooms sell for hundreds of dollars in Japan.

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  3. thecedarjournal · November 28, 2018

    They look wonderful.

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  4. arv! · November 28, 2018

    I can’t relate if $20 is a good price. we buy them for $3 for 2.20 pounds!

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    • Peter Klopp · November 28, 2018

      The Pine mushrooms are exported to Japan, where they pay hundreds of dollars for a pound of these choice mushrooms.

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  5. crowcanyonjournal · November 28, 2018

    That’s a nice poem, Peter, but shouldn’t the first word in line 7 of your poem be “buttons” instead of “buttocks?”

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    • Peter Klopp · November 29, 2018

      I know ‘buttocks’ sounds a bit crude, a nicer word in German, for which I found no English equivalent, is Popo. These special mushrooms often come in pairs and so created that particular image in my mind. Thanks for the compliment!

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  6. Stella, oh, Stella · November 28, 2018

    The pine buttons look delicious. Nice poem, Biene is taking good care of you!

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  7. www.corneliaweber-photography.com · November 28, 2018

    For good mushrooms you have to pay good money!! Like in Germany for Pfifferlinge, I guess Chanterelles oder Steinpilze ( don’t know the English translation) they are weight by grams. Biene seems to be a great “finder”

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    • Peter Klopp · November 29, 2018

      These mushrooms are a special kind over which the Japanese are crazy about and pay incredibly high prices.

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  8. taphian · November 29, 2018

    Hier sind die Champignons wirklich sehr billig, kosten so 1,20 Euro die Packung. Aber toll, dass Biene so viele gefunden hat. Gab sicher ein leckeres Essen. Liebe Grüße aus Hamburg,
    Mitza

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    • Peter Klopp · November 29, 2018

      Nur wenige dieser Pine Pilze bleiben bei uns zum Verbrauch. Sie werden fast ausschließlich nach Japan exportiert. Meine Frau und ich behalten den Ausschuss, trocknen die Pilze oder braten sie in der Bratpfanne. Liebe Grüße! Peter

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  9. Nurul Fitri Lubis · November 30, 2018

    Enjoy the mushrooms, Peter.. And the poem is lovely too..

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  10. Ann Coleman · November 30, 2018

    I love mushrooms too! And I also enjoyed your poem.

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