If you’ve seen us at a farmer’s market, food event, or peeked at our on-line store lately you may have noticed that we are out of Chanterelles. There are still some beauties folded into our forest blend, but our oh so popular RUB (which have a chanterelle foundation), our alder-smoked & wine cask-aged chanterelles (universally one of a kind), and our personal favourite, the smoked chanterelle risotto (formerly called chanterelle arroz) are all SOLD OUT.
Luckily, chanterelle season is just around the corner and the delay shant be too long dear customers. Haida Gwaii, Vancouver Island, other coastal chanterelle havens, and Saskatchewan are all brimming with chanterelle potential. To see the bottom of an empty barrel though reminds us that even if one more or less dedicates their life to wild harvesting, so much about chanterelles any other precious wild foods is out of our hands and in Mother Nature’s. If we were in the chocolate business, we would just buy more cacao right now from a cacao grower. Instead, we will wait with anticipation until the sun rises a little later in the day, the leaves catch a touch of yellow, and the mossey coniferous trees are ready to send their sap towards their roots, hopefully encouraging Catharellus Cibarius to show it’s golden self.
And while we wait, we are that much more aware and appreciative of the seasons and of mother nature’s ‘unreplicability’ and unfathomably deep harmony.