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any morel mushrooms showing up?

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?

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

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    Berkeley Bowl
    2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

    1. 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. thanks I will check it out

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        1. re: ROCKLES

          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.

        2. 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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          1. re: achefsbest

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

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

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            Berkeley Bowl West
            920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston

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

              1. re: chefj

                $24.50 a pound today. Worth it.

            2. Alemany farmers mkt had them on Saturday.

              1. 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

                  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.

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