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Northwest sees morel shroom boom

From WSU News

Morels, wild mushrooms prized for their depth of flavor, are enjoying a banner year in much of the Pacific Northwest. Not only did they appear early, but there are lots of them and they are good quality, according to a mushroom expert at Washington State University.morel-closeup

“I’d say it has been a first-rate morel season,” said plant pathologist Lori Carris, a fungus researcher who is well into her 25th spring of roaming forest floors for morels. “They emerged two to three weeks earlier than any time I can remember. And for the most part, they are looking good, very good.” Continue reading. . . .

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