Lakes & Rivers
types of chanterelles, the yellow chanterelle and the white chanterelle,
are harvested on Vancouver Island. These species commonly occur in
mature forests of Douglas fir or hemlock.
The yellow chanterelle is harvested all over Vancouver Island. Harvesting
of yellow chanterelles begins in September and
continues until November or December on both Vancouver Island and the south
White chanterelles are also harvested from the Vancouver Island region.
Harvesting of white chanterelles begins in the early fall and continues until
the first heavy frosts. When dried, the white chanterelle turns yellow. Looking
a lot like yellow ones.
The texture of the Chanterelle is tender and yet it doesn't
fall apart as easily as other mushrooms. It can hold its own decently when
tossed, stirred, added to soups or sautéed.
Chanterelles are at their best when fried, covered in garlic butter and served
with fresh crab.
The flavor of chanterelles is spicy with a slight apricot flavor.
of the most popular mushrooms that are harvested on the Island,
there is quite a large commercial harvest on the Island, the
mushrooms are shipped fresh to Europe where they sell for a
harvests them early in the fall and we dehydrate them, store in bags
and freeze. Then we can eat them year round.