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any morel mushrooms showing up?

ROCKLES May 12, 2011 03:19 PM

I have been to some farmers markets but have not seen them yet.
I have been mostly to the east bay markets-anyone know of any markets near So. San Francisco that has them?

  1. singleguychef May 31, 2011 03:40 PM

    Bought some on Saturday from the grocery store in Rockridge's Market Hall in Oakland. Pricey, though, at about $31/lb.

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      Andrew H May 30, 2011 03:58 PM

      Morels? Yes! Lots of them in western red cedar burns 1 to 3 years old. The huge black one weighed 227grams which is very unusual. The other small shroom is a spring king (boletus rex veris) which are just getting started.

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      1. re: Andrew H
        lrealml May 30, 2011 06:11 PM

        Wow, are you selling any :)
        I'm sure you are keeping your spots secret.

        Far West Fungi lowered there prices on Thursday on morels to $26/lb from $36/lb the week before. Still not as cheap as I'd like, but enough to add a side dish of fried morels to the steak I had already bought.

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        indigirl May 16, 2011 10:31 PM

        Alemany farmers mkt had them on Saturday.

        1. Robert Lauriston May 15, 2011 09:57 AM

          There were lots of huge ones in great shape at the Berkeley Bowl West yesterday. Biggest I've ever seen.

          Berkeley Bowl West
          920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

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            chefj May 15, 2011 11:24 AM

            Yes. They have had great big clean ones for at least 2 weeks now.

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              Robert Lauriston May 15, 2011 04:55 PM

              $24.50 a pound today. Worth it.

          2. achefsbest May 14, 2011 08:47 PM

            Monterey Market had some a couple weeks ago. I know some people from the Mushroom Society of SF had a morel foray last weekend, but there weren't too many to be had. Maybe the rain this weekend will help.

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              Glencora May 14, 2011 10:32 PM

              MM didn't have any on Thursday and, in general, their mushroom selection is good.

            2. ROCKLES May 14, 2011 10:30 AM

              thanks I will check it out

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              1. re: ROCKLES
                farmersdaughter May 15, 2011 08:26 AM

                They had them on Saturday and they were in good shape and not too dried out, for $36/lb. I bought about 1/3 of a pound to add to a springtime vegetable saute of favas, spring onions and English peas.

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                MeredithR May 13, 2011 10:19 AM

                Have you tried these guys at the Ferry Bldg? http://www.farwestfungi.com/ Def. not So. SF but they may be able to steer you.

                1. chefj May 12, 2011 05:05 PM

                  Berkeley Bowl has had them for weeks. And I have had a couple of bags of locally picked ones lately.

                  Berkeley Bowl
                  2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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