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Mar 31, 2009 04:50 PM

morels and ramps in New Hampshire/Boston

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.


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  1. 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.

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    1. re: almansa

      When they are in season, Russo's in Watertown offers both.

      1. re: Allstonian

        And my memory is that they way undercut the Whole Foods price on morels: not dirt cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but certainly well under $65 a pound.

          1. re: almansa

            Their morels tend to be a little dry and not as flavorful but I'm comparing them to those at or near a source in Michigan.

        1. re: Allstonian

          The Russo's website lists ramps as 'what's best' for April although it doesn't actually say whether they have them yet.

          1. re: chilibaby

            I don't care for the morels from Whole foods. They are indeed, kind of dry.

            I haven't been there in a couple years, but Idylwilde Farm in Acton always carried them in the past and they were quite good.

      2. 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.