Buying chanterelles in DC?
I don't live in D.C. yet, so perhaps shouldn't be posting, but because chanterelles are wild (as far as I know, they're never cultivated), they're never going to be inexpensive, exactly. I've seen them from $20-40/pound, usually $30+, in various cities, and never on a regular basis.
I did note the mushroom vendor at Dupont a few weeks ago, and didn't see chanterelles, but I would suppose she might carry them occasionally if she has a source.
I'm so glad to know someone at Eastern Market carries them regularly, though.
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At Eastern Market on Capital Hill:
Joanne Jung at Paik Produce has them, although now she has a more limited selection of mushrooms until later in August when the South Hall vendors can move into the temporary East Hall where they'll operate until the historic Eastern Market is restored and reopened in 2009. I think I saw chanterelles last week at her stall under the shed on 7th Street. Ask her because she keeps some things in ice chests. Joanne's open Tuesdays through Sundays.
On Saturdays, Dan Donahue of Agora Farms often has them at his stall on 7th Street at C St, along with several other types of fresh mushrooms. Really good prices.
There is also a mushroom table at the Dupont Circle Farmer's Market. I've never actually bought any from them so I don't know the price but they always have a number of varities and possibly chaterelles.
I'm pretty sure I've also seen them at the Logan Circle Whole Foods before...but that might fall under the category of expensive since everything there is $$$$!