Foraged products in season: Gold chanterelles

Wholesale customers, e-mail Forest Mushrooms or call 320-363-7956 for current pricing and availability of wild mushrooms and foraged spring greens now in season. To learn more about our full line of 15 varieties of wild mushrooms and spring greens and their seasons, visit our wild mushrooms and spring greens page.


Gold chanterelle mushrooms are in season

Gold chanterellesFrom our wild mushrooms and spring greens page: Gold chanterelles, also known as girolle (French) or pfifferling (German), are beautiful mushrooms with tapered stalks and a handsome orange color. They can be found growing among conifers and oak trees mid-summer to early winter. Chanterelles are harvested from many areas including Minnesota, Louisiana, central and eastern Canada and the Rocky Mountains. Their scent is often compared to apricots, and the taste is somewhat fruity and aromatic. The entire mushroom is edible, including the stem, and the texture is meaty and very tender. Very familiar and popular in Europe, the chanterelle is paired well with eggs, poultry and seafood; it is also a great addition to stews and soups. Early in the season chanterelles are small with a rolled-under cap; as the season progresses, they grow larger and the caps flare out to a trumpet shape. Chanterelles have an excellent shelf life of approximately 10 days, and they can be frozen or dried for storage. Harvest season for chanterelles is generally July through January.


Related links:
Wild mushrooms and spring greens
Harvest seasons chart for wilds and greens
Wilds harvest chart (PDF)
Gold chanterelle recipes