morels and ramps in New Hampshire/Boston
- ecwashere7 Mar 31, 2009 04:50 PM
I was wondering where I might be able to find ramps and/or morels. I live in Nashua, so anywhere in southern NH or the greater Boston area would be awesome.
You're a tad early. Ramps are coming from West Virginia right now; local (read inexpensive) will arrive mid May. Morels are coming from the Pacific Northwest and wholesale for $30-37/lb. When they finally make to local shelves (WFM, for example) they will probably retail for around $65/lb. Given the built-in loss WFM expects, they'll have to wholesale for around $24. That should be early May, or so. Unfortunately a lot of retailers keep their price steady, regardless of the wholesale market.
When in season, Savenor's on Charles St. in Beacon Hill has them. Last year, I bought very high quality ones at Plum in the South End.