Cultivated Chanterelles in the market
My local Whole Foods has pinkie to thumb sized golden chanterelles. The tag says grown in Santa Cruz with a Far West Fungi logo on it. I know they are closing in fast on growing species previously thought impossible. Last year I found cultivated Lobster mushrooms on sale as well. Can porcinis be far behind?
Far West Fungi
1 Ferry Bldg # 34, San Francisco, CA
Yeah, a friend of mine brought over some phenomenal chanterelles recently - I think they were from the Whole Foods Potrero but I'm not sure. They were soooo good and so evocative -- tasted like a mini-trip to France. Incredible that these are popping up and very exciting.
Far West provides mushrooms to many area grocers. They are at Alemany Market on Saturdays, where their prices are lowest, but for the best selection, go to their store at the Ferry Building.