Autumn marks the end of the spring mushroom season and the beginning of the fall mushroom season. In the northeast of the United States, mushrooms of all shapes, sizes, and colors dot the grounds of forests.
states the importance of ongoing mushroom research to the U.S. domestic and international economy. These laws were enacted through the 1990 Mushroom Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act (Subtitle B of the), which also established the in 1993.
For those interested in, the practice of collecting food ingredients from wilderness areas, are defined by the Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For personal use, the legal limit is generally no more than one gallon of mushrooms of any single species per day. Those entering the mushroom trade must purchase a commercial . However, it is best to consult the guidelines of each federally-owned park you visit before picking any mushrooms.
State parks are controlled at the state level. As of 2017, Connecticut authorized the taking of mushrooms from state-owned land for personal use. While personal use includes foraging and cooking, it is best to take a guidebook (the Library’s collections have quite a few historic ones), or a mushroom identification expert with you before taste-testing any wild mushrooms.
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