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Fresh chantrelles in Twin Cities?

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elrushbo Jan 21, 2007 02:36 PM

I was wondering, when available, where's a good market that carries fresh chantrelles? There's a couple things I want to make with them, but am leery of using the dried ones.

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  1. mcgeary RE: elrushbo Jan 21, 2007 02:42 PM

    I often see them at Mississippi Market -- I shop at the Selby-Dale branch. if Minneapolis is more convenient for you, I'd bet the Wedge co-op would have them.

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      esme RE: elrushbo Jan 22, 2007 12:53 AM

      I have seen them at the wedge, but they look pretty tired and beaten up most of the time and are stored under plastic wrap which is death for mushrooms.

      1. AnneInMpls RE: elrushbo Jan 22, 2007 04:10 AM

        I don't think it's chanterelle season - they're probably at their best in the early fall. But, yeah, Mississippi Market and the Wedge are probably your best bets.

        Anne

        1. The Dairy Queen RE: elrushbo Jan 22, 2007 09:36 AM

          When I visited the Mill City Farmers Market (the one sandwiched between the Guthrie and the Mill City Museum) back in the late summer/early fall, there was a man there who specialized in mushrooms. He had a huge variety and they all looked gorgeous. But, that was months ago. :) It won't help you now, or until that farmers market is open again, but he might be a year-round source if you knew how to get in touch with him in the off-season...

          ~TDQ

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            faith RE: elrushbo Jan 22, 2007 10:39 PM

            Just curious, why are you leery of the dried ones? Seems like
            people have been using those for many years in Eastern Europe..

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