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Fresh Porcini Mushrooms in MSP?

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pgokey May 30, 2007 07:01 AM

Does anyone know of a place that sells fresh, not dried, porcini mushrooms in the Twin Cities? I sometimes ask for them at Surdyk's, and the answer I usually get is that the clerks thinks they might have seen them in before, but doesn't know if/when they're getting more.

I've bought them at Dean & Deluca in NYC before, but have never seen them here at home.

Thanks!

  1. The Dairy Queen May 30, 2007 07:07 AM

    I don't know if he has porcinis in particular ( I'd be surprised if he didn't,) but last year at the Mill CIty Farmers Market (in the plaza between the Guthrie and the Mill City Museum) there was a mushroom vendor who had all kinds of beautiful, unusual mushrooms. I hope he's there this year, too--I don't recall the name of his stand, but it didn't jump out at me when I reviewed the list of vendors, alas.

    http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org/

    ~TDQ

    1. Foureyes137 May 30, 2007 07:21 AM

      I think TDQ is referring to Kevin The Mushroom Guy who we buy morels and woodears from at MillCity.

      http://www.forestmushrooms.com/products.html

      Since porchinis are harvested in the fall, I think you will have a hard time finding fresh ones until then, at least in MN.

      http://www.forestmushrooms.com/wilds....

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        Quince May 30, 2007 03:56 PM

        Mississippi Market occasionally carries fresh porcini...I saw them last weekend for $18/lb. They are harvested in Oregon. Last year the mushroom vendor at the Mill City Farmer's Market had them for $8 for a small container...probably not more than 6 oz. I went during strawberry season so that was some time in mid or late June. I would call Mississippi Market to see when they have them in, as I go there regularly and have only seen them a few times.
        Fresh porcini are delicious.

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          soupkitten May 30, 2007 04:01 PM

          alas, everybody, kevin the mushroom guy is apparently not doing the mill city market this year-- Foureyes has his link if you want to drive out, & he supplies several co-ops round town.

          1. autmommy Jun 12, 2007 06:45 PM

            According to the mushroom vendor's website, they have a partnership with Whole Foods. The home page specifically states fresh Porcini's are avail. there.

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              pgokey Jun 12, 2007 09:06 PM

              That's interesting. I go there regularly, and have not seen them before. I wonder if it's limited to the fall harvest.

              It's something to check out, though. THanks

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