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Fresh Hen of The Woods mushrooms in metro area?

Where can I get 'em? Can they be had for something less than king's ransom?

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  1. I'd love to know too...

    But they are similar to Maitake mushrooms, which I get from Tradewind Mushrooms at the Mar Vista Farmers market or Mitsuwa.

    --Dommy!

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    1. re: Dommy

      I think they are exactly maitake. Cultivated, packaged maitake are available at most Chinese and Japanese supermarkets in the LA area.

    2. Try http://www.lafunghi.com/ who come to some farmers markets.

      1. If by "fresh" you mean "not dried" (as opposed to "picked yesterday"), 99 Ranch. At about 1/3 the cost of the lafungi folks, and every bit as good.

        1. Hen of the Woods and Maitake are the same. You can get them really cheaply at an 99 Ranch market. They're packed individually, and a large 4-oz mushroom is $2 , which works out to $8/lb.

          1. I'm not sure where the Metro area is (downtown?). But I've seen them at Mitsuwa. Maybe there's one near you?

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            1. re: foodiemahoodie

              If by "metro area" the OP means "the Los Angeles metropolitan area": "The metropolitan area is defined by the Office of Management and Budget as the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan statistical area, consisting of Los Angeles and Orange counties" [Wikipedia. One must always take Wikipedia with anywhere between a grain and a mine of salt, but this particular cite is annotated and appears to be accurate.]