Sorry I didn't notice your post before, or I would have come in and responded...
Firstly, I do not know anything about buyers near Salem. I can try to find out here soon, from a friend who might know.
Secondly, you have to decide who you are selling to, and you have to know where they are available and for how much... here in Eugene I have to keep up with the local distributors prices, and I have to keep my standards for quality high... I do resist the urge to drop below $5/lb for chanterelles... I sell directly to chefs, so I'm actually a little higher than what they can get them for, but the cleanliness and quality make up for it. If you see them for $10, they were probably $5 to them, wholesale. Which means the picker probably got no more than a dollar a pound. Buyers - and the industry in general - are not really there to help you make money...
I'd say go visit all of the chefs you can with product. Be sure to have presentable mushrooms at a good price. I've been selling chanties at $5/lb since about September 15th. This year was the best year for chanties in the ten years I've been in Oregon, so I struggled to keep my price at $5. The holidays make a difference. Quality and quantity make a difference. the whole thing is very complex.
Good luck out there.
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