A new trend is catching on among mushroom hunters in the U.S. and around the world, as well as overseas, as their hobby becomes increasingly popular with the growing appetite for the plants and berries.
The trend began in 2014 with the release of a new product called the Blue Mushroom Hunter.
It sells for about $5 a pound, and the products are now sold at hundreds of online and brick-and-mortar retailers.
A popular online marketplace for the product has also popped up.
“Mushrooms are growing on everyone’s dinner plate,” said Peter McConville, president of the International Mushroom Collectors Association, which has chapters in about 70 countries.
“They are growing everywhere.
We’re all going to get more adventurous with our mushrooms.”
The mushroom hunting craze started in Asia a decade ago, McConvils father, Peter, said.
In China, where mushrooms have long been prized, people are taking to the streets in droves.
In Japan, where mushroom hunting has been a way of life for generations, police are cracking down on people who hunt.
At the same time, the mushroom hunters have also begun to expand into the rest of the world.
In Australia, mushroom hunters say they’ve begun to find a new customer base in Asia.
Many people in Asia and Europe are beginning to see mushroom hunting as a viable alternative to hunting for meat or eggs, said John Smith, a mushroom hunter and spokesman for the World Mushroom Association, a trade group.
They say it offers a way to hunt without sacrificing the health benefits of the mushroom.
Smith says the growing popularity of the Blue Moon Mushroom Hunter has been spurred by a change in mushroom hunting methods.
Mushroom hunters have developed new methods for gathering and eating mushrooms, which have led to the rapid expansion of the hobby.
After the commercial mushroom craze hit, many mushroom hunters started looking for ways to survive without eating the plants, said Peter MacKay, the group’s president.
Now they have found a way.
As mushrooms become more popular in the wild, people have started turning to the wild to make their own mushrooms, McConnell said.
Some mushroom hunters are turning to a new source of food: the Asian market.
More than 200 countries have mushroom hunting clubs or festivals, and in some cases, there are even mushroom hunters who work at those events, McConnville said.
At one such event in Malaysia, a group of about 30 people gathered at a beach to cook, eat and eat, McKay said.
The food is prepared in the kitchen, and is served with fresh mushrooms.
The group also cooks and eats together in a tent in the forest.
When asked how often they make their meals, one woman, who was dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and a red Hawaiian-print bikini, replied, “I can’t really tell you, because we’re only eating together.”
The group said it has now grown to about 40 people.
McKay said they usually gather for one to two weeks a year, but the group is also hosting a mushroom hunting camp for a couple of weeks at the end of the year.
The Blue Moon Festival in Malaysia is the largest mushroom hunting festival in the world and is held annually in the southern town of Serangoon.
The festival attracts thousands of people, and its members pay about $100 a head for a two-day weekend, said a promotional video on the BlueMoon website.
McConnell said he hopes to have the festival in a location that can accommodate an average crowd of 500 people.
That could be in the area of his own town in Oregon, he said.
He said that many people, particularly young people, are starting to get into mushroom hunting after having grown up in a family that was involved in the mushroom industry.
He noted that some mushroom hunters grew up in the United States, but not necessarily in the American Southwest, where the mushroom is more commonly found.
He also said that he has been surprised at the enthusiasm among young people who are becoming involved with the hobby, but he has yet to see any major issues.
There is no shortage of information about the hobby online, said McConnell, who is also a former member of the World Health Organization.
Even though mushrooms are known for their health benefits, there is no comprehensive data about their health risks, McNeil said.
He said he has also seen some people who have never even eaten mushrooms in their lives become serious health problems after eating them.
“They’re just starting to have an impact,” McNeil added.
Some of the information online is not accurate, he added.
He has noticed a shift in the way people have approached mushrooms.
He said people have begun to look at the health benefit of mushrooms and start to look for a way out of the lifestyle that is leading them to health problems.
But he cautioned against overstating the dangers.
“I’ve seen people get serious