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Morel (Morchella) Mushrooms

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Does anyone know how much they go for? My buddy says his cottage property has a mother lode of them and seems to think he can make thousands of dollars. I highly disagree, but can't find anything to back his claim up, nor mine.

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last year i was paying 20 bucks a pound for them. i haven't seen them around yet which is odd because the season should've already passed here. if you can find a local grocer who will buy them from you it could be lucrative.

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Assuming they're the edible and not the poisonous variety. Make sure to tell him to check that out if he hasn't already.

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure they're legit. I know many people who work in kitchens so I'll ask them if their business is interested. I read that some state in USA banned selling them to restaurants, which I find odd.

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I mean anything can be lucrative if you have enough of it. What are we talking about? an acre of morels? Yeah go for it.. If its not going to yield you more than a few hundred bucks I wouldn't bother. Give them to friends that like to cook.

 

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090503145456AAN0gvH

 

What's unfortunate is that this guy is hands down the WORST cook I know, but he truly, honestly believes he is a skilled gourmet chef. He is completely detached from reality so he makes up his own. He thinks he is the best baseball player, though he only played softball until he was twelve. That is just one example of an infinite number.

 

I'm talking his food is usually inedible. So I guess these mushrooms are going to get wasted, big time.

 

I'll see if he took pictures of this "mother lode".

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They're selling for about $25.00 per lb in Oregon this past year. I have a friend who sells these to a couple of resturaunts and farmer's markets. These are just culinary fungus. A good and tasty one at that, no psilocybin.

 

Make sure they aren't False Morels. Like most good edible fungi, there are several different look-alikes that are poisonous.

 

True Morel's have a hollow stem. Protip.

 

Edit: That $25/lb is for wet, not dried mushrooms.

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you have to be careful. There are also false morels. Fake morels false morels something like that.

They look very similar to the edible ones but if you eat one.... well...

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We breaded and fried them after cutting them lengthwise and they were fucking amazing.

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He says he can get a few pounds. I talked to a few kitchen people and they're all down to buy for a decent price. Funny thing is that they all want perse.

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Bump morel mushrooms for being the best deep fried snack I've made maybe ever. Probably ever,

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Morels are dope at the beginning of the season they were goin for 50 per# im sure they have dropped by now though. One of my favorite shrooms for sure. So good sauteed with ramps ,garlic and spinach.

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i can remember being younger, and i was with my moms at some morel mushroom block party/festival with tons of street vendors with tables full of various fungi. the air was filled with stink. rural minnesota somewhere. years after that i wondered if psilocybins were also being sold there.

 

to this day i have still not tasted one... meh.

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i just found out that the season here has already passed and apparently it wasn't a very good one for morels due to the cold weather here in the midwest. my neighborhood grocer said he might get some from the northwest but they aren't as tasty.

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Well, the ones I had are from Northern Ontario and I believe they're in season for a week or two more.

 

They tasted fantastic. Extremely earthy.

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