“May is Morel Month in Michigan”

Michigan Morel Mushrooms

Michigan Morels (Boyne City Chamber of Commerce)

“May is Morel Month in Michigan”

As kids growing up in Michigan, we learned this little saying in honor of the Midwest’s most popular fungus, the morel mushroom.  It’s true that in most years, morel mushrooms make their most reliable appearance around the first week or two of May, although in exceptional years, they may start up even earlier.

According to a recent article in the Detroit Free Press, Michigan is having an “epic” morel mushroom harvest this year, due in part to the wet weather the state has had this spring.  The season never lasts long however, and is likely to end by around June 1 (or earlier), depending on the weather over the next week or two.  According to five-time national morel-hunting champion Anthony Williams of Boyne City, Michigan, the start of the season began late this spring and may likely end earlier than usual because of expected over 70-degree temperatures just around the corner.

If you can’t get out into the woods before the end of May, or you don’t live in the Midwestern morel mushroom producing heartland, don’t despair.  You can still enjoy this rare taste of spring by buying fresh morels online from our sponsor, Earthy Delights.  To place an order, just visit http://earthy.com or call (855) 328-8732, Monday – Friday, between 9 AM and 5 PM Eastern time.

Bon appetit!

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