All fresh Wild Mushrooms are seasonal and are greatly influenced by weather patterns in the areas they are grown in. Expected harvests can vary widely from year to year.
Prices, as well, will vary from season to season in response to supply and demand from the world wide market. There exists a lack of knowledge in regard to the wide
variety of mushroom flavors, every species of mushroom has it's own unique taste experience. To those who have developed a palette for exotic mushrooms, comparing a
Cepe to a Morel is like "apples to oranges". There exists no standard for describing the variety of mushroom flavors, only your experience will reveal this world of
flavors to you.
It takes an average of 10 pounds of fresh mushrooms to make one pound of dried, so even though the price of dried mushrooms appears high, they are usually about one
third the average fresh price. Most dried mushrooms are like fine wines, whose flavor greatly increases and becomes more concentrated with proper aging. Stored properly,
dried mushrooms have an indefinte shelf life.