Are you currently picking a tasty crop of chanterelle mushrooms somewhere in the forest? Linda and I have found that the chanterelles are a bit late this year.
Did you find lots of fiddleheads this spring, as Linda and I did?
Well, you probably do your picking on private land. So did you ask permission to pick the landowner’s wild crops? Probably not.
And believe it or not, that was a major issue during the last legislative session, when the Agriculture, Forestry, and Conservation Committee considered legislation that would have required those who pick crops on private land to have permission. The bill did not pass, but this won’t be the last time this issue is debated in Augusta.