GROW: The Book
This is the one mushroom I feel safe in collecting and eating. Love them!
Last year we had a bumper crop of Morels. I hope we do as well this year!
Found our first Morels last year - hoping to find more this year!!!
Where do people recommend the best places to forage? What kind of woods should you look for?
My husband went to our favorite spot to look but found nothing. It is still a little early here but the ticks are out so he thought why not? We are supposed to get rain Monday so we will probably check again then. @Melinda we have different kinds here. Some grow along the creek and those are likely to be under Sycamore trees. We have some that prefer higher ground and they grow around hardwoods like oak. We have several "draws" that are moist under the leaf litter and that is where we find them. Happy hunting.
@Mary Linda Bittle Thank you for sharing. I have never thought about foraging for morels but I may try to do so this year.
Wow, still too early here - they usually show up when the ramps do
@judsoncarroll4 It is early here too, but we have had unusually warm weather so we checked. Usually we find them when the oak leaves are the size of a squirrels ear. Right now the oaks haven't leafed yet but other trees have so it was worth a look.
Friends of ours bought a farm and invited me to morel hunt next month with them. I feel like a little kid counting down until Christmas morning!
Back in Missouri, it seemed like the morels were ready about the same time as spring turkey season, which is mid to late April. My luck has always been poor with hunting morels. But, man, are they worth it!
Ok, my mouth is watering. Man they are tasty. @Mary Linda Bittle I agree on the timing. Right about turkey season.
@dottile46 I like it when you go out for one thing, and get to harvest something else on the same trip!
Wild turkey is really tasty! I liked to filet out the breast meat, pound it down thin, and then fry it up in butter, seasoned however you like it. Throw some morels in the skillet, and you have a meal!
The legs, thighs, and other misc. parts, I used to make turkey and noodles. Mushrooms are good in that, too.