The black trumpet is a trumpet-shaped mushroom with a dark charcoal color, waxy-looking texture and no gills. In France sometimes called "poor people's meat," it has a delicate structure, with gently flared and curled ends. On the West Coast, where we get our seasonal supply, trumpets are found fruiting in hardwood and coniferous forests. The black trumpet is used with fish, scallops, pasta, egg dishes and soups. Its dark color and fragrant aroma complement cream sauces. Black trumpets are easy to dry and store for later use. Clean these delicate mushrooms carefully.
Black trumpets are generally harvested from December through March.
You can also buy dried mushrooms through our online shop. We offer 14 varieties of mushrooms, four blends, and porcini and portabella powders. Shipping is free on $50 orders. Visit our online shop here.