Mushroom weather in Portola Valley

Sunday was ideal weather for mushrooms. This is what 1.5 pounds looks like.

Sunday was ideal weather for mushrooms. This is what 1.5 pounds looks like.


After a “dry spell” of two years, I finally found some chanterelles, in Portola Valley. During our ride in December 2010, Jobst revealed his secret spot a week before his fateful accident.

Unfortunately, the reclusive mushroom is found in remote locations or on private property.

My two favorite locations haven’t had any chanterelles in more than two years. Sometimes they just disappear. They don’t like seeing their environment disturbed. They also can’t be cultivated.

One Response to “Mushroom weather in Portola Valley”

  1. Anwyl McDonald Says:

    Apparently the Finns are getting close to cultivating them:
    http://www.smy.fi/en/artikkeli/cultivation-of-chanterelles-taking-great-strides/

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