Morel mushrooms can be purchased dried for about $0.87 each (lowest price in 2020). Dried morels typically go for $25 per 2 ounces. You can also buy them fresh in the spring for $20-$35 a pound. Fresh morels are sold during the growing season from March through May. Dried morels can be bought online anytime.
Sounds cheaper to buy them fresh? It isn’t. They lose a lot of weight while drying.
We recommend you try both fresh morels from a store (like Whole Foods) in the Spring. Then try them dried. Obviously the fresh will have a vastly different taste.
Use different recipes for fresh vs. dried. The nice thing about morels is that they aren’t easy to grow. A usable technique to grow them was only patented relatively recently in 1982. Still, at best you can grow about 6,000 per acre as they do in China.
This means that morels tie you to the seasons like produce used to. So look forward to the Spring and those fresh morels available to buy. At just the cost of sashimi grade tuna you too could be dining on morels tonight!
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And completely unrelated but because we’re mushroom nerds here, check out this Morel mushroom children’s game that we found while searching for dried mushrooms on Amazon: