CEDAR RAPIDS – Morel mushroom lovers had to act fast to buy their favorite delicacy during Houby Days in Cedar Rapids. Shortly after sales began of the 20 pounds of morels that were brought in to sell during the festival, the sponge-like fungi sold out. “The mushrooms went quick,” said Deb Christensen, of the Czech […]
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Call it a super-gnatural success. Freda Sojka’s natural bug repellent that she developed for her then 5-month-old grandson has exploded – almost overnight – into a double-shift industry in Columbus Junction.
Morel mushroom, singular, would be more accurate, but I might be the only Iowa morel hunter to reveal the precise location of my find. After writing about the morel season and whether or not you can grow them, I finally found my own. In my own backyard.
Last year was somewhat of an anomaly. By mid-March 2012, morel hunters were finding the sponge-like delicacies across Iowa when temperatures climbed unseasonably high in early spring. This year, with the ground still too cold for the mushrooms to grow, morel