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2021-03-05 6:35:55 AM  
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2021-03-05 7:15:47 AM  
Sounds about like Morel hunting around here. You never ask about someone's "spot", and you do you get stabbed.
 
2021-03-05 7:40:44 AM  
The mystique around truffles has always struck me the same as the tulip bulb craze. Let's pay a crazy amount of money for something that has an artificial demand. Chefs will put truffles on anything and everything to the point where it loses its meaning. It's become the same as micro-greens or sauce smears to denote haute-cuisine.
 
2021-03-05 8:57:20 AM  

blodyholy: Sounds about like Morel hunting around here. You never ask about someone's "spot", and you do you get stabbed.


I felt truly fortunate and blessed to be allowed tagging along to my friends' spot in the Jersey Pine Barrens. my very first time, I was slightly-proud to have found even one Morel. meanwhile? those two jackwagons (a Swisslander and a Franch) had already filled their baskets with 30+ each.

(also, even though they were, and still are, very close dear friends - they still drove us in circles and confusing patterns for a while before arriving. lol.)
 
2021-03-05 9:10:05 AM  

tintar: (also, even though they were, and still are, very close dear friends - they still drove us in circles and confusing patterns for a while before arriving. lol.)


Hah, that's pretty funny - throwing you off to preserve their spot.

We have a spot that I think few think to go, as it's just off a rail line, on railroad property. (Yes, we're trespassing.) We've been lucky the past five years to pull at the very least a pound.

We lost a lot of tree cover during a storm in August, so I'm curious to see what our spot looks like now, and how we'll do.

Here's hoping you get a chance to venture out again! 🍄
 
2021-03-05 10:48:18 AM  
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2021-03-05 10:55:41 AM  

drogg: The mystique around truffles has always struck me the same as the tulip bulb craze. Let's pay a crazy amount of money for something that has an artificial demand. Chefs will put truffles on anything and everything to the point where it loses its meaning. It's become the same as micro-greens or sauce smears to denote haute-cuisine.


Move to Holland, MI and the town will just give you tulip bulbs to plant in your yard.
 
2021-03-05 11:23:25 AM  

blodyholy: Sounds about like Morel hunting around here. You never ask about someone's "spot", and you do you get stabbed.


It's not quite that bad here in my part of Indiana but yeah, people do closely guard the location of their spots.
 
2021-03-05 11:31:58 AM  

Morchella: It's not quite that bad here in my part of Indiana but yeah, people do closely guard the location of their spots.


I was definitely exaggerating on the stabbing part, but yah, people REALLY closely guard their spots, but yet love posting photos of their finds online.

EXIF FTW, sometimes.
 
2021-03-05 11:32:17 AM  

LL316: drogg: The mystique around truffles has always struck me the same as the tulip bulb craze. Let's pay a crazy amount of money for something that has an artificial demand. Chefs will put truffles on anything and everything to the point where it loses its meaning. It's become the same as micro-greens or sauce smears to denote haute-cuisine.

Move to Holland, MI and the town will just give you tulip bulbs to plant in your yard.


My ex had three [princess Di beanie babies that went to $1300 a pop. Of course with her 200 bear collection she had to keep all 3 until they fell to a dollar a piece. Sigh.

/I still buy bitcoin.
 
2021-03-05 11:53:47 AM  

blodyholy: Morchella: It's not quite that bad here in my part of Indiana but yeah, people do closely guard the location of their spots.

I was definitely exaggerating on the stabbing part, but yah, people REALLY closely guard their spots, but yet love posting photos of their finds online.

EXIF FTW, sometimes.


Similar with huckleberry patches in the west.

/we gots morels too
 
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