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edgrover Sep 29, 2009 08:00 PM

Where can I find fresh wild mushrooms in Calgary? I've seen bulk dried Porcinis at Lina's and lots of dried Chanterelles, but I'd really like to use some fresh Chanterelle's in some ravioli while they're in season.

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    irishgirl RE: edgrover Sep 30, 2009 07:46 AM

    I got fresh chanterelles at Blush Lane at the Calgary Farmers' Market last year.

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      katidyd RE: irishgirl Sep 30, 2009 10:17 AM

      If you don't want to wait until the weekend when the market opens...or if you don't wish to battle the market crowds. ..Blush has another location out west in Aspenwoods. I think it's around 17 Ave and 85 St.

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      marcopolo RE: edgrover Sep 30, 2009 11:05 AM

      Bite in Inglewood has fresh chanterelles at the moment. Might not hurt to call ahead though, just to make sure.

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        slingshotz RE: edgrover Oct 1, 2009 02:36 PM

        I find that DJ's Market in the south seems to get all sorts of interesting wild mushrooms but they only have what is in season.

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          edgrover RE: slingshotz Oct 1, 2009 06:48 PM

          Excellent. I'll try the SE locations tomorrow.

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          Foodie149 RE: edgrover Jun 8, 2010 12:36 PM

          I too am still looking for fresh mushrooms! Any new info?

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            DianneYYC RE: Foodie149 Jun 8, 2010 09:34 PM

            Saw them at Mercato last Saturday. Pricy but looking good.

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              RodVito RE: DianneYYC Jun 9, 2010 07:01 AM

              Mercato has some very nice looking fresh morels and porcini mushrooms, for $10.00/100g. Pricey. I picked up about 800g of the morels, and they were very good quality. But the price makes me want to join a local foraging club, if one exists.....

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                TSAW RE: RodVito Jun 10, 2010 11:35 AM

                $80 for less then 2lbs! Too rich for me.

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                  RodVito RE: TSAW Jun 21, 2010 01:17 PM

                  YIKES!!!!

                  I meant 80 grams!!! Not 800!! It was just enough for a nice pasta with Egg and Pancetta for two.

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              slingshotz RE: Foodie149 Jun 21, 2010 10:07 AM

              DJ's market had some incredible morels (fresh large ones from BC) last week. They might still have some if they are not sold out.

            3. sweeterpea RE: edgrover Jun 10, 2010 08:54 AM

              Costco gets in large pkgs of fresh Chantrelles every fall for a very reasonable price.

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                graemejw RE: sweeterpea Jun 21, 2010 02:52 PM

                In my back garden, Morels everywhere :-)

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