Old 05-01-2015, 16:47   #1
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Any 'shroom hunters?

I found 4 morels today after looking for several days now. I still think we need a few more days (central Iowa).

I also found 2 nice dryad saddles on some dead tree trunks. They’ll be going on our home-made pizza today. I just sauteed them with butter, salt and parsley. Delicious.

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Old 05-01-2015, 19:37   #2
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I think the POTUS might be one.

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Old 05-01-2015, 20:37   #3
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We ate some Sunday. We have a few on the farm, but not enough to suit me. They are being sold in an area health food store for $33 a pound.

The weather has turned dry for about a week, so they are probably done. I do have quite a few corals for the fall.
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Old 05-01-2015, 21:30   #4
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Still getting my feet under me here in the drier part of the country. Golden Chanterelles, Black Chanterelles, Cimmeron Chanterelles, Boletes, Morels, and Chicken of the Woods are the edibles I know of and have harvested. Definitely miss the rain forest but learning a new terrain has it's benefits!
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I'll buy all the first rate product you harvest for any of the following: Golden Chanterelles and Black Chanterelles, $15. per pound. Cimmeron Chanterelles $12 per pound, Boletes, Morels $20 per pound. I will also pay for shipping.
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I live in Arizona, "these are not the shrooms you're looking for....."
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I found 12 more morels and a bunch of mica inky caps today.

I'm afraid I'll never find enough to sell on the side. Mushrooms prove very elusive to me.
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Old 05-02-2015, 17:24   #8
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Nearly there,..

Here in Northern Michigan we're still about 30 degrees away from the beginning of the Season.
We try to get about 10lbs each spring,.. still have a few pounds left in the freezer,.. and for you purists,.. the dried 'shrooms are usually the first to go.
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Here is an example of what I mentioned, a year or so ago I found this, what I believed was a Golden Chanterelle, however, it was on a South facing slope and you can see the soil...granted it came up after heavy rains, it had the tell tale signs of that mushroom but not the smell. Usually I find most mushrooms in shadier conditions. I haven't had the chance to run into another hunter to ask, just curious as it does not appear to be a false Chanterelle...I wondered if that spore had just sat there through the many previous years of drought ( normally I would come back when they are fuller before harvesting), I passed on consuming it. Also pictured are Golden and Black Chanterelles which there was no doubt about
And some Morels.
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