Gold Beach Oregon Real Estate and Chantrelles
There are a myriad of obvious reasons to purchase real estate, relocate or regularly vacation in the area of Gold Beach, Oregon. Yet, some of the yummiest reasons are subtle and fun to find—a culinary treasure hunt!
Mushrooms prosper in Oregon’s wet climate, especially along the coast with its moderate temperatures. Among the many species of mushrooms found in the Gold Beach area, one of the easier to identify safely as well as one of the most delectable is the Chantrelle.
For the novice ‘shroomer’ our local campus of Southern Oregon Community College offers a Mushroom Identification Class.
Chanterelles are thought to be a mycorrhizal fungus—one that maintains a symbiotic relationship with other plants. This complicates commercial cultivation, but it also provides clues to locating the mushrooms.
The Pacific Golden Chanterelle is Oregon’s designated state mushroom. This mushroom has a mycorrhizal relationship with Douglas fir trees, which are abundant along the Oregon coast. Consequently, chanterelle hunters should focus on Douglas fir forests.
Chanterelles are found on Oregon’s South Coast from late summer through late fall, with October and November being the prime months to find them. Their presence depends upon rain, and the most productive time to look for chanterelles is the period following a solid and steady rainfall.
The lovely, delicate flavor of chanterelles can enhance many dishes, and recipes using chanterelles are plentiful. They combine well with eggs and meat dishes, as well as with potatoes, and cream provides a delicious enhancement. Sauteed chanterelles, in a hot pan of butter, olive oil and garlic, make a wonderful topping for crackers or toast.
Karl Nettgen, your ethical and knowledgeable real estate expert in Gold Beach and Southern Oregon Coast, has several property listings where chanterelles have been spotted growing. Imagine, your very own natural garden that you can harvest each fall!
Chanterelle Lane Oceanfront Victorian Estate $3,600,000
North Chanterelle Lane Oceanfront – Cedar Stone & Glass $1,800,000
Chanterelle Lane Homesite Oceanfront Acreage $599,000
Brooks Road Oceanview Home $439,000