**These are morels that aren't quite as pretty as the fancy A Grade Diva's we normally sell. However, they are almost all whole morels and taste all the same. These aren't tiny pieces and are still suitable for cooking how you normally would.
The morels come in amazing packaging perfect for gift giving. You get one gift basket for every pound ordered. You choose the size of morels! The jar is full with one pound of morels rehydrated (1.6 to 2.0 ounces dry weight) no matter what size you choose. The quantity listed is the minimum number in the jar, you will likely get more morels to fill any air gaps, we want you to get a full jar.
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, morel mushrooms harvested in America, only the best morels. We buy from the same people that supply the finest restaurants. 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.
One of the owners of Forest Glory, Adam Schultz, is a certified Wild Mushroom Expert (see images) so you know our products are inspected so that you only receive high quality morels. Additionally Forest Glory is licensed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Food and Dairy Division (see images). Forest Glory is also BBB Accredited with an A+ rating.
Shipping is FREE if you spend more than $20! We ship via USPS only. If the package is under 1 pound it goes First Class, otherwise it goes Priority Mail. Shipping time itself takes 2-4 days. Packaging time is typically one to two business days. Generally packages arrive much more quickly than this, but in case "delays happen" 5-6 business days would be in the high end.
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 1 pound as picked, the jar is 18 ounces in volume. The morels do naturally plump some in size when rehydrated. We have a family of 6 and we served these as a side, and we had more than enough for our meal. So I guess that makes 6 servings, but they taste so good you might eat them all at once! The calorie count on morels is quite low (see picture) but the amount of protein is through the roof.
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 200,000 Facebook fans. You know they are picked in America in 2021 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 safe 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 36 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 only $36.99. They taste exactly the same!
Is it common to dry morels?
Yes! More dried morels are eaten than 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. Every jar will be full of pieces of morels, they can be rehydrated and cooked just like a full size morel.
Are dried morels good for you?
Absolutely! Nothing is better for you or the environment than 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 summer of 2021! Many of the dried morels sold by other companies were picked in 2017 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.