Families enjoying the centuries-old countryside pleasure of wandering through the woods and looking for wild mushrooms are being beaten to it by \”greedy\” commercial pickers, the National Trust has said.
Lee Hulin, one of the Trust\’s outdoor rangers, said: \”Our commons are there for everybody, so we are increasingly saddened that large scale harvesting limits the chance of seeing these lovely mushrooms for regular visitors.
\”This sort of plundering is spoiling enjoyment for everyone.\”
That\’s what happens to commons when access isn\’t limited. Do try and keep up at the back there will you?
And this ain\’t true either:
The amount paid varies from year to year but experts say commercial pickers can expect to make a profit of at least £20 per kilo.
No, they can expect to make an income of £20 a kg. From that you need to deduct their costs. And if you\’re being proper about it, their costs will include the costs of their labour. How much would you need to be paid to wander around the New Forst at dawn, in winter? £10 an hour? More?