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Mushrooms Sellers Get Warning

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(WLNS) - An abundance of morel mushrooms this year, and a retail price of $50 per pound, is leading some mushroom hunters to sell their excess.

Not so fast, say the researchers at the MSU Extension  Service.

They've prepared a guide called
"Foraged and for sale: What to know about selling wild mushrooms and other edibles."

According to our media partners at MLive, the guide reminds people of the dangers of eating the wrong wild mushrooms.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has strict guidelines for vendors who want to sell wild mushrooms, wild herbs or other wild plants.

For those who believe the rules are too strict, or who are tempted to buy from the back of that pick-up truck, remember that there are more than 50 species of wild mushrooms found in Michigan and
many of these are poisonous.

More from MLive: Morels for sale? Here's what Michigan food safety rules say about that

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