Black Trumpet Mushrooms - TUES, THURS
Black Trumpet Mushrooms - TUES, THURS
Black Trumpet Mushrooms - TUES, THURS
Black Trumpet Mushrooms - TUES, THURS
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Black Trumpet Mushrooms - TUES, THURS

Villa Fungi

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$14.75
The black trumpet mushroomCraterellus cornucopioides, is a relative of the chanterelle. Smaller in size than the chanterelle, the caps are funnel shaped and hollow all the way down to the base of the stem. Also referred to as the horn of plenty, it is collected on hands and knees so that sand and dirt can be avoided, pulled and then the base is cut with scissors in an attempt to provide you with a clean product.

This mushroom is one of the most difficult mushrooms to find, growing mainly in the leaf duff of oak forests or in mossy outcroppings. Locally, we find it from early summer to fall.

Your chanterelles will be delivered in a pint container, approximately 2 ounces, in a brown bag.

Use: black trumpet mushrooms can be easily washed off and halved. The texture is crisp and firm, like the Asian wood ear mushroom, but it is much more tasty.

  • Add it to soups or stews for texture and flavor.
  • Sauté it in butter or chop and simmer in a white sauce, then serve on thin slices of toast.
  • Many people dry these mushrooms thoroughly and grind them into a powder. This is sprinkled on top of foods or added to casseroles or soups for a rich mushroom flavor.

Tom of Villa Fungi has been foraging for decades in the DC-area. He has often foraged for top chefs in the DC-area. He has sites all throughout the East Coast and always forages with sustainability in mind. He forages only enough, so his sites can regenerate from season to season.