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Oct 17, 2007 11:37 AM

Mushroom mmm mmms

Does anyone know where you could buy Morels in SW Ontario? Also, what are some people's favourite types of mushrooms and mushroom dishes?

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  1. I can't get enough of just a pile of various fresh wild mushrooms sauteed in butter with garlic, so easy and such flavours...yum!

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    1. re: Recyclor

      So true! I often pile the mushrooms on a lightly buttered, toasted slice of a fresh baguette. MMM.

      1. re: askher

        i third that!!!! sounds heavenly......mmmmmm

      2. re: Recyclor

        You can sometimes get them at the North St. Lawrence Market on Saturday mornings. The mushroom stall in on the 2nd row from the east wall, closer to the north end. Be prepared to arrange for a second mortgage.

      3. I thought Morels were only a spring mushroom. I could be wrong.

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        1. re: Mila

          I've looked all summer around the K-W area for someone selling morels but had no success. Just wondering for next year where I should be looking.

          1. re: askher

            I found this article that says definitively May.

            There must be other great mushrooms around in the fall though. I saw lots at the cottage last weekend but am not knowledgeable enough to eat them.

        2. I have found a good selection (5-6 variety's or so) in the main market, at the downstairs produce shop located between the juice place and Chinese take out joint...not cheap but a great treat!

          1. Just a quick note that answers on this board should be focused on where to find mushrooms in Ontario. If you've got some great ideas for mushroom dishes or want to discuss mushrooms in general, please start a new thread on the General Topics board: or the Home Cooking board (if you want to get into recipes):

            1. Also, would anyone know of a location around SW Ontario where you could pick your own Morels? I know they are particularly difficult to find, and I'm not sure if anyone would be really to relinquish their secret if they knew, but it would be sincerely appreciated.

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              1. re: askher

                you might find this helpful.

                i know that there is a guy who does mushroom hunting in ontario and sells the product. his organization is often associated with the events that ruth khlasen of monforte dairy also attends but i couldn't hammer down a name. he does tours i believe to assist you with locales and what to pick... he would for sure have the info that you would want.

                if you perchance happen to drop into subury...

                1. re: askher

                  this group was mentioned in the thread that Mila provided above. If you don't mind going with a group, the Mycological Society of Toronto organizes forays in the spring and fall.