Mushroom is Coming! Places to Pick Mushrooms are Recommended
译：Kunming is pretty rainy this year. Rain lasts from middle June to early July. This is pretty good, because mushrooms on the mountain grow fast, which are tasty food. July-August is the best period to pick mushrooms in Kunming. You can go with companions at weeks, and you will surely have a rewarding trip. Now places to pick mushrooms around Kunming are recommended. Wish you a happy weekend.
Jinning Liujie Wild Mushroom Market
译：Liujie Town has adopted vigorous measures to protect forest and ecological environment, and the forest coverage rate is 65%. The good mountains and waters nourish great mushrooms. Wild Sparasis crispa, bolete, Russula virescens, etc. sell well in Kunming and other places due to green and environment-protection quality. Now it is the peak season of wild mushrooms, so Liujie becomes the “mushroom street”worthy of the name.
Transportation tips: drive vehicles along Kunming-Yuxi Express Highway, stop at Niulian Toll Gate, and then drive along Shangsuan-Liujie road for about 16km to get to the mushroom street in Liujie Town. The mushroom street have two fairs every day from the late May to the end of September. Liujie is teemed with over 20 kinds of quality wild mushrooms, such as Sparasis crispa, collybia albuminosa, matsutake and bolete.
Xiaoshao of Yiliang
译：Xiaoshao Wild Mushroom Ecological Tourist Village in Goujie Township, Yiliang is located inthe east of Kunming City and has a distance of 56km. It has a distance of 29km from the county seat of Yiliang, and the forestry area is over 8,000 mu. The forest in Xiaoshao Ecological Village produces various wild mushrooms from middle or late June to middle November, the varieties are as many as 300-500, including Sparasis crispa, bolete, Russula virescens,collybia albuminosa, Agaricus deliciosus, etc. and it is the largest Sparasis crispa production place in Yunnan.
译：Sparasis crispa is the unique and rare edible wild mushroom in Yunnan. It grows in the forests and under pine trees in Middle and West Yunnan. It has plainappearance with white in black, but its taste is prettydelicious with the high quality among edible wild mushrooms. The pan-fired Sparasis crispa and green pepper or egg is amazingly tasty. Villagers of Xiaoshao will lease mountains to pick mushrooms, and a great amount of Sparasis crispa will be retailed and wholesaled on markets.
译：Transportation tips ：
Bus: get a bus ride from East Bus Terminal to Yiliang, and the ticket price is RMB 19/person, and then take a bus from Yiliang County Seat to Xiaoshao Village withthe ticket price RMB 8/person.
Self-driving: Drive from Kunming to Xiaodukou of Yiliang, and turn right towards Goujie Town for 28km to get to Xiaoshao Ecological Village. The road has asphalt pavement suitable for self-driving tours.
译：Luquan County has complicated landforms, unique vertical climate, diversified vegetation forms, soil varieties, good light and heat conditions, and it is humid and rainy. The endowed natural environment has given rise to abundant edible wild mushroom resources. According to statistics, 41 varieties of edible wild mushrooms such as matsutake, collybia albuminosa, bolete Sparasis crispa, are found in the county, and Shuanghua of Luquan was awarded with the title of “the home to matsutake” by the Provincial Department of Forestry.
Roast wild matsutake
译：Wild mushroom dishes made of matsutake,collybia albuminosa, bolete, Sparasis crispa, fresh mushroom, chanterelle, etc. are authentic natural green food with unqiue taste. The original taste of wild mushrooms is highlighted in the cooking. Firstly roastmatsutake or collybia albuminosa in the charcoal fire slowly until they are done, and then put them into the stone mortar, slowly beat them with a wooden hammer, and put seasonings like salt and pepper into the mortar, so the seasonings are well mixed with the minced mushroom. The fried bolete with garlic slices are very tasty, as the mushroom is tasty and soft.
Bus: get a bus ride from the Northwest Bus Terminal, and the ticket price is RMB 15/person.
Self-driving tour: 72km from Kunming to Luquan by way of Fumin.
译：Songming County Agriculture and Forestry Bureau makes good use of forestry land resources, builds under-forest economic industrial belt according to local circumstances, and vigorously supports Xishan Villagers’ Committee of Songyang Township to develop under-forest planting. It is introduced by the relevant responsible person of Songming County Agriculture and Forestry Bureau that under-forest economy is the vertical combined production operation by fully exploiting under-forest land resources and shade advantages to develop under-forest planting, cultivation, etc., so agriculture, forestry and husbandry realize the ecological agricultural mode of sharing resources, complementing with one another’s advantages, recycling and coexisting, and coordinated development.
Self-driving route: Kunming-KuQu Express Highway- Junmachang Toll Gate-Songming-Yujing New Town-Junzhang Road-Changsongyuan Forest Farm (About 60 km in total)
译：Yimen has a distance of over 80km from Kunming, and it is the well-known home to wild mushrooms in Yunnan Province. Over 600 varieties of wild mushrooms including matsutake, collybia albuminosa, Sparasis crispa, Russula virescens, etc. grow in over 1.71 million mu of forests in the county, and 71 are edible with annual average output over 5,000 tons. Wild mushrooms in Yimen are contamination-free and pollution-free health and green food, they contain vitamins, quality protein and other useful ingredients, rich nutrients and unique tastes, so they are good for brains, improving immunity, resisting radiating, etc., especially having special efficacies for suppressing cancer cells and treating diabetes.
It takes more than one hour’s drive from Yimen County to Kunming. Over 600 varieties of wild mushrooms including matsutake, Sparasis crispa, bolete, etc. grow in over 1.71 million mu of forests in the county, and 71 are edible with annual average output about 5,000 tons.
Self-driving route: Kunming-KunAn Express Highway-KunChu Express Highway (about 45km)-stop at Anfengying-Drive 19.0km along S213 Road-get to Yimen County Seat
译：Colorful Yunnan boasts not only beautiful landscapes and agreeable climate in summer, but also fresh mountainous delicacies for you to taste. If you are tired of hot summers and choose to spend your summer in Yunnan, then it will be a feast to your stomach and soul to pick some wild mushrooms in mountains and try to cook various mountainous delicacies.
译：Warm tips-Notices about Eating Mushrooms
I. Do not pick or eat unfamiliar mushrooms, especially those having bright colors. Do not eat many varieties of wild mushrooms together, and one at a time is recommended.
II. Do not fry all wild mushrooms together, because mixed mushrooms may easily have chemical reactions and those non-poisonous ones will become toxic.
III. Always buy wild mushrooms on markets you have eaten, and eat them only after they are well and completely cooked.
IV. Do not drink alcohol when eating wild mushrooms. Some wild mushrooms are not toxic, but their ingredients may have chemical reactions with ethyl alcohol, produce toxin and cause poisoning. Therefore, alcohol is not recommended when you eat wild mushrooms.
V. If you feel unwell, have nausea, dizziness, vomiting, unclear eyesight, visual hallucination or acousma, please go to hospital for medical treatment immediately.