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sgwood415 Apr 6, 2007 05:23 PM

Has anyone seen any fresh, wild morells around now that it's April? I haven't looked yet, but might explore the shops this weekend. Besides the Ferry Building, where would you look to find them.

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    Carnitas Apr 6, 2007 06:43 PM

    I saw them at the Monterey Market last week but they wer very expensive. If I memember correctly $66 a pound

    1. Paul H Apr 7, 2007 12:27 AM

      Far West Fungi in the Ferry Building had them for $45/lb. last weekend.

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        Pistou Apr 7, 2007 07:03 AM

        The morels at FWF are apparently coming from China right now. It'll be a month or more before they are anything close to local, and hopefully the price will come down a bit, too!

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        chemchef Apr 7, 2007 08:19 AM

        Have you tried the farmer's markets? The Saturday Berkeley market usually has them when they're in season.

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          Paul H Apr 7, 2007 11:09 AM

          Far West Fungi reports today that current prices for morells are very high. The season should really get under way in two or three weeks and prices should come down significantly. They were suggesting that serious morrell purchases should wait.

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            Robert Lauriston Apr 7, 2007 01:58 PM

            No wild mushrooms of any sort at the Berkeley market today.

          2. Carrie 218 Apr 7, 2007 04:42 PM

            Just bought some at CalMarket on Clement for $39 a pound.

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