Monday, 15 November 2010

'Excellent year for mushrooms' as market reopens

JIMENA (Agencies) The only existing wholesale market for wild mushrooms is doing excellent business this year, after being closed last year for several reasons. Generous rain is making mushroom collectors of many of the unemployed in the area, forced by circumstances into the activity. "Some 500 or 600 kilos of setas (wild mushrooms in Spanish) are coming each day," says Fernando Gomez, Councillor for development. "They are principally chanterelles (photo)." These are the main delicacy served up in Los Alcornocales Nature Park. The annual Mycology Workshops, an important event on the subject, is scheduled for the weekend of November 26 - the full programme will be available here this week.

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