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ISO Morels

50sGuy May 29, 2010 09:25 PM

I know it's getting late in the "morel mushroom season," but I'm looking for a source for fresh morels in LA or Orange Counties. Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. OCEllen RE: 50sGuy May 29, 2010 09:42 PM

    Saw them at Whole Foods Tustin yesterday - they were okay size-wise but seemed a little dry. $36 a lb.

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      50sGuy RE: OCEllen May 31, 2010 03:31 PM

      Thanks. Picked some up today at Whole Foods. Agree that they seem a bit dry, but a dry morel is better than none at all!

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        OCEllen RE: 50sGuy May 31, 2010 09:25 PM

        How were they after cooking? If they still have them midweek I may buy some.

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          50sGuy RE: OCEllen Jun 2, 2010 06:50 AM

          I gave them a light flour dusting, fried them in butter, and served them over some sliced left-over steak. Tasted great.

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            OCEllen RE: 50sGuy Jun 2, 2010 11:42 AM


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      miwine RE: 50sGuy May 29, 2010 09:47 PM

      Hollywood Farmers Market (sundays). Has great ones. The best sell out by about 10:00.

      Hollywood Farmers Market
      1600 Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

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        George RE: miwine May 31, 2010 03:52 PM

        And West Hollywood Farmers Market (Mondays, Plummers Park). No rush on the morels here.

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        Jerome RE: 50sGuy May 30, 2010 01:20 AM

        mushrom guys at the wednesday santa monica market had a ton of them last wednesday.

        1. carln RE: 50sGuy Jun 1, 2010 11:51 AM

          Mushroom guy at saturday farmers market in Santa Monica just started getting them and said he expects to have them for the next month. I think they were $28/lb

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            Phurstluv RE: carln Jun 2, 2010 07:55 PM

            Finally!!! He didn't have any a couple of weeks ago...........

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              will47 RE: Phurstluv Jun 2, 2010 08:21 PM

              He's had them at Hollywood the last 2 Sundays, I think. He told me that they'll have them for at least a month, and that was about 2 weeks ago.

              On a related note, did anyone notice the new mushroom vendor that was at the Sunday Hollywood market, at the far south end, maybe outside the market proper or just inside? They had an insanely big selection, but almost suspiciously so... They had fresh porcini, and I don't think it's the season for them, is it?

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                will47 RE: will47 Jun 6, 2010 05:15 PM

                Looks like LA Funghi is the place I was thinking of (mentioned below too)

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                  Dommy RE: will47 Jun 6, 2010 06:32 PM

                  Yup! They show up at the Culver City farmer's markets too. I am a mushroom FIEND and like them for some unique items, but others are just too overpriced when you consider that you can get comparable mushrooms at asian markets for much cheaper.


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            ozhead RE: 50sGuy Jun 2, 2010 08:38 AM

            Mushroom guy at the Calabasas farmers market (Sat., 8:30 - 1:30, across Calabasas Rd. from the Sagebrush Cantina) has had them the last few weeks, though I can't vouch for last Saturday because I wasn't there. I think around $40 a pound.

            Sagebrush Cantina
            23527 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302

            1. Dommy RE: 50sGuy Jun 2, 2010 11:45 AM

              Mushroom gal at the Mar Vista Farmers Market and LA Funghi at Culver City.


              Mar Vista Farmers Market
              Venice Blvd and Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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