These are dried morel mushrooms. We've personally cooked these same morels for our family and they are absolutely delicious! These are wild, hand picked, organic morel mushrooms harvested in America, only the best morels with no pieces or stems. We absolutely 100% stand behind this product, we feel it's the best product we sell because it provides great quality and value to our customers.
If you haven't had dried morel mushrooms before here are some common questions with the answers:
How do you prepare them?
You simply put them in water for about 20 minutes. They will rehydrate and plump up and look and taste just like they were fresh picked from the ground. The picture of the morels in a bowl to the left shows our dried morels rehydrated, this picture was taken by one of our customer's and submitted to our Facebook page.
Do they taste the same?
Yes they taste exactly the same! The morel flavor you know and love comes through. The only thing removed during drying is water, so no flavor is removed. The picture of the morels in a bowl to the left shows our dried morels rehydrated, this picture was taken by one of our customer's and submitted to our Facebook page. We also have a huge number of comments on our Facebook page from people who love our dried morels.
How many servings is this?
You get approximately 50 morels, 1 pound as picked. They are a mix of small, medium, and large morels. Another way to put it, we have a family of 6 (one baby) and we served these as a side, and we had more than enough for 2 meals. So I guess that makes 8 servings, but they taste so good you might eat them all at once!
Is this a fair price?
Yes it definitely is. Morels are not grown on a farm, they are picked in a short season so they are very rare. Anything that is rare is expensive. We save money by buying them in bulk. If you look around the internet or Ebay it's possible you can find slightly cheaper morels. By buying from us you are buying from a very reputable company with over 160,000 Facebook fans. You know they are picked in America in 2016 and they are of high quality, and you are buying from a family owned company that is here to help you 24/7. One of our owners, Adam Schultz, is also certified as a Wild Mushroom Expert so you know the morels are pure and of a high quality. Finally, our facility is licensed by the State of Michigan. If you buy elsewhere you don't have that assurance.
Why dry morels?
Morels with water in them are a very perishable item. They only last about 7 days, so they have to be processed and shipped quickly, which is very expensive (time is money). If you remove the water then the morels can keep up to 18 months. They can also then be shipped using standard methods. The end result is that a pound of fresh morels delivered is at least $70.00, a pound of dried is $39.99 with free delivery. They taste exactly the same!
Is it common to dry morels?
Yes! More dried morels are eaten then fresh morels. Dried morels are eaten all year round, while fresh morels are only available in season. If you've ever eaten a morel at a restaurant in the late summer, fall, winter, or early spring, it was almost certainly a dried morel. Many recipes you will find actually call for dried morels because they are so common.
Are dried morels good for you?
Absolutely! Nothing is better for you or the environment then a product harvested in the wild. This is an unprocessed, unaltered, natural product that comes right from the forest into your home. Our owner, Adam Schultz, is a certified Wild Mushroom Expert (see images) so you know that when you buy from us you get safe mushrooms that are 100% morels (Morchella). Our facility is also licensed so you know we follow clean health standards and your mushrooms are processed and packaged in a safe and clean way.
When were they picked?
We have verified that all of our dried morels were wild picked in AMERICA in the spring of 2016! Many of the dried morels sold by other companies were picked in 2015 and many are from foreign countries. Dried morels will be good to eat for at least one year minimum, most sources say 2 to 3 years.