Foraging for Morels in Idaho

Morels come in several shapes, sizes, and colors. They are all delicious!

In Idaho, beginning in April and continuing on through early summer, one can often find baskets of wild-harvested morel mushrooms for sale in farmers markets and natural grocery stores. For those who have tasted these delicious wild fungi, the opportunity to purchase them right off the shelf with the weekly groceries is a hard one to pass up. However, with prices ranging from $20 to $40 per pound depending on seasonal availability, you might be motivated to see if you can find them yourself, for free. You can! With a few tips, you can join other enthusiasts in a hobby that promotes local eating, exercise, continuing education, and consideration for your local community and environment. Here’s how to get started: Continue reading