Check out another mushroom harvesting excursion that can pay dividends: chaga mushrooms.
This National Geographic show highlights the payoff that chaga mushrooms can claim, as prices upwards of $15 a pound are offered up for the hard, woody mushrooms that are said to be the “most nutritionally dense of all tree growths.”
Watch as the folks in West Virginia go hunting for some chagas, and come across the mother lode.
Even though morel mushrooms are getting most of the press these days, chagas can be a nice alternative if you can find them. Do you have birch trees in your area? You could be in store for a nice payday.